Glamorous charity work from students at Hong Kong International School

Glamorous charity work from students at Hong Kong International School

Students from Hong Kong International School worked with top designers to put on their most successful fashion show yet

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Allure 2015 featured designs from 15 international brands, as well as several student designers.
Allure 2015 featured designs from 15 international brands, as well as several student designers.
Photo: Nicholas Leung

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Student designer Anthea Lovett designed the suit in the middle.
Student designer Anthea Lovett designed the suit in the middle.
Photo: Justin Chow

On April 25, the gym at Hong Kong International School was transformed into a dazzling runway for Allure, the school's 16th annual charity fashion show.

The HKIS fashion show, entirely run and organised by the school's Interact Club, was the first of its kind to be put on in Hong Kong.

"This year the students raised [more than] HK$500,000 to donate to the Half the Sky Foundation," said Zella Talbot, the teacher who acts as the club's adviser.

"Half the Sky is a great foundation that provides love and care to orphans in China," said Katie Wu, one of the Executive Directors of the show. "This year we decided to donate to their Infant Nurture Programme, which employs trained nannies who nurture the orphaned babies."

Half the Sky was founded in 1998 and has since opened childcare centres in cities all over China.

This year's show included an unprecedented display of both student and brand involvement.


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"Allure featured designs from 15 international clothing brands, including Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Alice and Olivia, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi's," said business director Kelly Chong. Student designers were also given the opportunity to share the runway with these established designers.

"Putting on a show of this magnitude is exhausting," admits Katie. "You have to have your eye on the ball at all times and be very professional. The only way you can pull through is to really care about the cause."

Allure 2015 was the result of the determination and hard work of a dedicated group of students. The resulting show was both glamorous and professional, and most importantly, it raised money for an organisation that directly impacts the lives of those less fortunate.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Glamorous charity work

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