|[August 29, 2013]
AHF: Donate Style to OTC & Go to Fashion Week!
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS organization in the
United States, has partnered with designer Michael Kuluva of the
eclectic Tumbler & Tipsy clothing line to reinvigorate the connection
between fashion and philanthropy for a new generation of young stylists.
"The Brooklyn Out of the Closet is located near some of the nation's top
fashion schools, and in the fashion capital of the world, New York
City," said Michael Camacho, the New York Regional Manager
for AHF. "We're very excited to see what these talented young minds can
produce, and we're sure they are eager to see those looks contribute to
fighting HIV/AIDS all around the world."
Now through September 9, New York City-based designers, stylists, and
fashion students are invited to create a multiple-piece look, take it to
Brooklyn's Out of the Closet Thrift Store - the New York location of a
nationwide AHF vintage store collection where 96 cents of every dollar
earned benefits AIDS treatment, testing, and advocacy in 28 countries
worldwide - and upon donation of the look the stylist will be entered to
win front row seats to the Tumbler & Tipsy fashion show at Style 360
Fashion Week through AHF's Donate Style contest.
To enter Donate Style to win seats at New York's Style 360 Fashion Week
Tumbler & Tipsy show, entrants must:
Put together a complete fashion look, either of their own design or
out of their own closets
Bring the completed look to the Brooklyn Out of the Closet, where they
will have the opportunity to dress a mannequin in their look and take
a photograph on a smart phone
Post that photograph on the photo-sharing application Instagram with a
geo-taged "check in" at the Brooklyn store and the tag (News - Alert) #OTCNYFashion
Donate the full look to the thrift store to be sold after the winner
of the contest is announced, with the proceeds earned from the sales
benefitting the fight against HIV and AIDS
During a celebrity-studded in-store media event on September 10, just
before the September 12 Tumbler & Tipsy fashion show, the top looks will
be presented and a winner will be announced. The contest and media event
will be replicated for West Coast entrants to mark Los Angeles Fashion
Week later this year.
The Brooklyn Out of the Closet Thrift Store is the newest location for
the unique thrift store where people can shop for a good cause and also
have access to free HIV testing inside the store. The Brooklyn store,
located at 475 Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, is the 22nd
Out of the Closet location in the United States, joining stores in
California, Florida, and Ohio. There is also one Out of the Closet
location outside of the United States, located in Amsterdam.
For more information and complete contest rules, please visit www.outofthecloset.org.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS
healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care
and/or services to over 230,000 individuals in 28 countries worldwide in
the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For
more information, visit www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook (News - Alert): www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert): @AIDSHealthcare.
About Tumbler and Tipsy
Anchored by the creative mind and brilliant talents of professional
figure skater and fashion designer, Michael Kuluva, Tumbler and Tipsy is
not only reworking, redefining and revamping the world of fashion, but
it's taking it over by storm one sequin at a time. This sexy yet stylish
brand, which is produced domestically in Los Angeles, CA (News - Alert), is a chic and
colorful collection that is distinctive but never repetitive, dazzling
and classy while being comfortable and versatile. Tumbler and Tipsy is
not just a line of clothing, it is a collection of art, it is an
embodiment of high fashion in the modern world, and it is a
representation of a lifestyle: fun, bold, luxurious and daring.
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