New Delhi, 2nd of May 2019
The crème de la crème of Delhi was treated to an afternoon soiree that included all the elements of an unforgettable indulgence –Charity, Fashion, and Glamour. The event took Place at The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
An evening was hosted by The Overdressed in association with the Festival Of Hope Foundation, to launch designer Varun Bahl’s Pret line. Jewellery designers, Inaaya by Deepa Mehra, showcased their latest collection of jewels at this fundraiser.
The event witnessed cancer survivors styled and dressed by Varun Bahl, as they wore the collection over fashion showing. The collection was complemented with beautiful jewellery by Inaaya by Deepa Mehra.
Shalini Vig Wadhwa said “I would like to thank The Overdressed, Varun Bahl & Inaaya for supporting our foundation. With the auctions today we hope to support our under priviledged cancer patients. I appreciate this gesture by both Varun and Deepa Mehra. The models today are Cancer Survivors who continue to spread the message – There is Life beyond Cancer”.
“For us it’s always a pleasure to associate with the Festival Of Hope Foundation. Their mission to spread cancer awareness is much needed”, quoted Samiksha Chopra & Sonali Kapur from The Overdressed.
Varun Bahl said “Its inspiring and a privilege to dress up Cancer Survivors and we couldn’t have had a better launch for our Pret line. We associated with Festival of Hope Foundation, as a way to give back to society. We look forward to hosting many such bespoke events with a serious message attached. It’s been my dream to have a prêt, ready-to-wear collection and I aim to reach out to a wider clientele with the same.”
“I started this line 30 years back on a very small scale as a hobby & for all the success & where we are today, we definitely owe it for a good cause and there couldn’t be anything better than associating with The Festival Of Hope Foundation”, quoted Deepa Mehra from Inaaya.
About Festival Of Hope Foundation…..
Festival of Hope leverages the platform of art, fashion and music to create and spread awareness to prevent and detect early stages of cancer. The Foundation is supported by eminent personalities and achievers from all walks of life, bringing together “Leaders of Hope” who actively contribute by volunteering their time, money, and skills to make a difference. Numerous precursor events leading up to the annual festival are organized/supported during the course of the year.
The event portfolio includes art and craft exhibitions, music festivals & concerts, fashion launches and shows, health workshops & checkups, blood and organ donation campaigns, as well as serving the under privileged with medical aid, food and basic amenities. The Foundation also supports other NGOs/Social Enterprises in promoting their efforts. These include Indian Cancer Society, Spread A Smile Foundation, Rasoi On Wheels, Shakuntalam Foundation, Desire Home Society, Swapan Sarthak – DLF Foundation, Enjoy Life Centre India, and other individual social contributors.