Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In Royal Fashion-Roksanda Ilincic & Vogue Italy's Rushka Bergman Do NYC Benefit Show

Vogue Fashion Editor Rushka Bergman and Designer Roksanda Ilincic team up for Serbian Flood Victims.
NYC, NY A wonderful charity dinner and fashion show was held on June 5th at the Liederkranz Foundation on 5th Ave. to help victims of the recent flooding in Serbia. The Lifeline New York Organization, whose Patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine, hosted this event which included a press conference with both Her Royal Highness and HRH Crown Prince Alexander II.

Both HRH's gave insightful press conferences at the event.

Meeting the Press
We had a chance to interview the royal couple and see the whole community come together to lend their talents in support of HRH's charities which has a special affinity for Serbia's children. In fact HRH Princess Katherine created 7 charities in 10 days to answer the needs of her people in the areas of parental care, children with diabilities and improving the quality of healthcare. This charity dinner and fashion show raised nearly $40K which will help bring relief to citizens caught in, "Some of the worst flooding in over 100 years" according to Prince Alexander.

Worst flooding in over 100 years has hit Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia.
Charity Dinner & Music
After the press conference we retired for elegant dining and classical music performed by Soloist Jadranka Jovanovic who sang delightful arias from Bizet's Carmen. One the most active Serbian classical musicians, Professor Nikola Rackov accompanying her on grand piano.
We also saw a brief film showing the hardest hit of the Serbian flood zones. It was heart breaking yet encouraging to know that so many people want to help and are stepping forward. 

Fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic (standing) HRH Prince Alexander and Vogue Editor, Rushka Bergman at dinner.

The Fashion Show included lovely pieces from designer Roksanda Ilincic, a Serbian native who lent her support and incredible artistry to this charity event. Born in Belgrade, Roksanda earned an art degree in her country and then moved to London where she graduated from Central Saint Martins where she specialized in designing women's clothing. Also involved in putting together this show was contributing fashion editor for Vogue Italia and Italian L'Uomo Vogue, Rushka Bergman. Bergman has styled a profusion of people,(Micheal Jackson, Madonna, Jay-Z, Beyonce, etc.) while designing creative magazine covers and editorial features.

Here are some of the "runway" highlights from Roksanda's collection.

The Show's Finale!

Roksanda's collection focuses on a concept of femininity and beauty as well as attention to detail. The entire show offered bright, bold colorways with interesting geometry and design. It was a joy to see so many artists participating in this worthwhile event to assist flood victims of Serbia. If you would like to help or send a donation, please visit LifelineNY.org online for details.

L-R Yours Truly, Roksanda Ilincic and HRH Princess Katherine

My LBD dress, the Alyssa by fashion designer Nora Gardner, NYC.

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