3rd Annual Billabong Design For Humanity Event Will Celebrate an Unforgettable Evening of Fashion, Music and Art to Benefit charity: water
IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2009 — Billabong USA is proud to announce the highly acclaimed alt-rockers The Airborne Toxic Event and indie pop stars Iglu & Hartly will perform live at the 3rd Annual Design For Humanity event on June 17, 2009 at Avalon/Bardot in Hollywood. Design for Humanity, Billabong's charitable initiative, will benefit charity: water (charitywater.org), a non-profit organization that works to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. One hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds will go to charity: water.
Billabong's 3rd Annual Design for Humanity event will bring together the worlds of fashion, art and music through a spectacular series of events in a high energy setting. The event will feature a Billabong runway fashion show with unique celebrity designs, an art show and auction, special live music performances, DJs and much more.
This year's fashion show will feature Billabong fashion and swimsuit pieces with one-of-a-kind collaborations from celebrities like Olivia Thirlby and Katie White of The Ting Tings, which will be auctioned off on-site with 100% of the proceeds going to charity: water.
Supermodel, Tori Praver has also created an exclusive bikini, a hanky tie bandeau with a skimpy boy bottom swimsuit, which will debut on the catwalk and will be offered as a part of Billabong's Cruise 2010 collection. Billabong's Design for Humanity will donate $5 from the sale of each Tori Praver bikini to charity: water.
Before the show takes place, guests are invited upstairs to Avalon's Bardot for the art exhibit and silent auction, which will feature works by well-known industry artists, Barry McGee, Geoff McFetridge, Steven Harrington and Wolfgang Bloch. Art will be listed on eBay beginning June 9th through June 16th with a "buy it now" option. All art will be previewed in the gallery and available pieces will be sold during the silent auction at the event.
Following the fashion show, indie rockers Iglu & Hartly will heat up the stage and captivate the crowd before rock sensations The Airborne Toxic Event perform their top hits. Already climbing the charts across America and Great Britain, together, Iglu & Hartly and The Airborne Toxic Event will leave their audience with a performance and experience that they will never forget.
For more information and ticket sales please visit www.designforhumanity.com. Tickets are available for pre-sale at $30 (General Admission) and $150 (VIP).
About Design For Humanity
Design for Humanity is Billabong's charitable initiative that seeks to generate funds from the sale of limited edition product to donate to environmental and humanitarian causes. DFH was created to allow Billabong the opportunity to best utilize our resources to empower, encourage, and promote awareness of various charities amongst the youth market and industry at large.
Billabong produces active lifestyle, fashion-forward clothing, accessories and related products designed and distributed to a worldwide customer base. The products are developed in the authentic environment of the surf culture and sold primarily through surf and specialty retail boutiques. Billabong-branded products are tested and improved by the best board sport performers across the globe. Active enthusiasts in every department from marketing and sales, to design and merchandising, bring an unmatched authenticity and unique quality to both the innovative products and related events produced by the Billabong brand.
About charity: water
Since charity: water was founded and began activity in August 2006, they have funded the construction of more than 890 wells that, when completed, will provide clean drinking water to 450,000 people. charity: water uses 100 percent of the money it raises to directly fund freshwater well and sanitation projects in some of the poorest communities in Africa, India and Central America. For more information, go to www.charitywater.org
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