On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, top models from around the world landed in Vancouver, Canada to ‘Walk For Water’. Hosted by notably humanitarian fashion brand Obakki and top luxury retailer Holt Renfrew, the high-end label’s founder, Treana Peake, brought some of the industry’s best and brightest together to raise funds for the Obakki Foundation’s clean water initiatives in South Sudan.
Holt Renfrew and especially Holt Renfrew’s H Project is dedicated to creating positive change in the world through fashion and retail, Obakki embodies this in its purest form,
“Holt Renfrew and especially Holt Renfrew’s H Project is dedicated to creating positive change in the world through fashion and retail, Obakki embodies this in its purest form,” says Alexandra Weston, Holt Renfrew’s Director of Brand Strategy.
“Obakki’s collections are a perfect fit for Holt Renfrew and Treana’s passionate commitment to providing fresh water in South Sudan is something we are proud to get behind.”
To kick off the anticipated runway spectacle, the Obakki Foundation recruited top international model Heather Marks, and fellow top models Grace Bol, Mari Malek, Tyg Davison, Aluad Deng Anei, Gracie Van Gastel, Tasha Tilberg, Ajak Deng, Janice Alida, Achok Majak, and Mari Agory.
Catered by Hawksworth Restaurant, the runway fundraiser boasted a healthy serving of fashion crowd favorites - oysters, champagne, and select wines.
Style Republic Magazine was on-site prior to the big night to capture some fun behind-the-scenes footage and interviews (hence, our quirky Q&A with Heather Marks above). You can check out all of our interviews and behind-the-scenes footage via Instagram: http://instagram.com/StyleRepublic