Supporting Fashion with a Cause: Obakki and the Obakki Foundation
I had the privilege of attending the Obakki fashion show for their Fall/Winter 2011 collection. It was chock-full of lingerie-inspired mid-length dresses, so brace yourself for accents of black satin and lace. Lots of cuddling for warmth should be encouraged as well, so Obakki designer and owner, Treana Peake, solved this by using ultra-soft fabrics for cardigans and jackets. She has always been a fan of soft, touchable textures for her clothes that exude comfort, luxury, and sensuality. Below are some of my favourite outfits and please visit their website to see the video of the show for yourselves
But what made this show exceptionally special was that it was the first joint effort between Obakki and Treana’s pet project: the Obakki Foundation. In fact, all proceeds from the fashion show went directly to this worthy cause. This charity, which was founded in 2009, strives to educate and inspire children in impoverished African villages through art, fashion, and other modes of creativity to better their lives and futures. The Obakki Foundation has also helped bring clean water and schools to these communities as well to give them the tools necessary to build prosperous lives. By checking out their website you can find out more, plus purchasing some of the clothes that these kids have designed, you can help too! My faves are the Graphic Rhombus scarf, the Women’s Words Graphic tank, and the Children’s Africa Graphic Tshirt. Check out the Obakki Foundation website.