Fashion for philanthropy Style icons Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga launched recently the 10th Red Charity Gala to be held on October 27, 2017 at the Marriot Hotel Manila’s Grand Ballroom, thePhilippines’ biggest ballroom.
Prieto-Valdes and Tinga, the driving forces behind what is probably the most awaited fashion event for a cause in the country, gave the event, which will feature designer Rajo Laurel, a fitting launch at the elegant Champagne Room of the historic Manila Hotel. Laurel, who is marking his 25th year in the local fashion industry, is presenting the collection Archipelago that draws inspiration from Philippine culture and history and well-known tourist attractions. The clothes will use indigenous materials adapted tocurrent trends.Prieto-Valdes and Tinga said this year’s gala would not only raise funds for their favoritecharities, The Philippine Red Cross and the Assumption High School Batch 1981Foundation, but would also start a scholarship fund at Mint College for young aspiring talents. For the past 10 years, the Red Charity Gala has showcased the works of the best Filipino creative talents in fashion while raising funds and building awareness forworth while causes. The Gala launch was attended by some of the sponsors or their representatives,including Marion Branellec of Jewelmer, Anna Sobrepeña of Lifestyle Asia, Eric Poof Bernhardt, Mike Claudio of carlopacific.com, Abby Borbon and Vianca Tan of WordTraveller. Prieto-Valdes and Tinga said this year’s gala could be the biggest yet, as they wereexpecting close to a thousand guests from various sectors. They announced thatMarriott would set up “the longest stage” ever for Laurel’s show, which previewed at the launch.
The Red Charity Gala 2018 is presented by Bench and co-presented by Balesin IslandClub, Globe Platinum, Jewelmer, Marriott Hotel Manila, Megaworld, Sunlife, andUlthera. Major sponsors are Bernhardt, Diagold, Ferrari, Fuentes Manila, Lucerne, MossManila, Philippine Airlines, Remy Martin, Robert Blancaflor Group, Royal Gem, andTresemme. Supported by A2A Safari, Adworks Manila, Air Asia, Bellevue Manila, BluewaterSumilon Beach Resort, Casa de Memoria, City of Dream, Cravings Restaurant,Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila, Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay, The DiscoveryLeisure Company, Inc., Gorenje, Ideal Vision, JMA, Jul Dizon, St. Luke’s MedicalCenter, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Stella Rosa, The Manila Hotel, ThePeninsula Manila, Uratex, Usana, Viking Range, and World Traveller. Media partnersare Lifestyle Asia, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Philippine Star. Special thanks to AuroChocolates, CarloPacific.com, Gardenia, Goldilocks, MAC, Marquis Events Place,McDonald’s, Posh Nails, Prima, Toni & Guy, and Waveplay Interactive. For inquiries, contact Maggie Gineta at 0917-8325570.