Just over a year ago Japan's eastern coast was hit with a devastating earthquake and tsunami which left the country with a staggering loss of life, property, and resources. Twelve months later the Japanese people have made big strides in clean-up and rebuilding efforts, but there is still a long, long way to go for the thousands who are still without permanent housing or access to their previous employment.
This weekend New Yorkers (and anyone in the drivable/trainable/flyable area) can help support recovery and rebuilding in Japan, while picking up some MAJOR deals on fashion at the same time, at the second annual Fashion Girls for Japan Sample Sale featuring past season and sample pieces from some of New York's most sought after labels. Men's wear, women's wear and accessories will all be available at greatly reduced prices.
When: SATURDAY MARCH 31 12PM-7PM. SUNDAY APRIL 1 FROM 12PM TO 5PM
Where: THE BOWERY HOTEL, 4 E 3RD ST. NEW YORK, NY
Admission: Minimum $5 donation for admission, VIP tickets for early admission on Saturday are $50 in advance online at Fashion Girls for Japan.
Now are you ready for the list of designers? Brace yourself, it reads like a best-of-fashion week line-up.
2012 Designer list includes:
3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne, Adam Kimmel, ALC, Alexander Wang, Anniel
Araks, Bluma Project, Billy Reid, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Cheap Monday
Chris Benz, Christian Cota, Clu, Creative Growth for Everybody,
Doo.Ri / under.ligne, Eddie Borgo, Edun, Electric Feathers, Elizabeth and James,
Fallon, GANT by Michael Bastian, Gretchen Jones, Helmut Lang, Herff Christiansen,
Improvd, J Brand, Jet by John Eshaya, Jil Sander, Jill Platner, Joh Siff,
John Bartlett, John Patrick Organic, Judy Geib, Kelly Bergin, L’Agence, LemLem
Loomstate, M. Patmos, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Mason, Michael Angel, Monique Pean,
Obakki, Obesity and Speed, Ohne Titel, Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, Pamela Love,
Philip Crangi Giles & Brother, Proenza Schouler, Rachel Pally, Rag & Bone,
Raquel Allegra, Repetto, Rick Owens Lilies, Saturdays Surf, Save Khaki, Sea,Siki Im,
Soludos, Suno, Surface to Air, Tess Giberson, Thakoon, The Eternal, Theory, Theyskens’ Theory,
This Shirt Helps, Thom Browne, threeASFOUR, Timo Weiland, Tracy Reese, Trovata,Tucker
Vena Cava, VPL, Wayne, WHIT, Won Hundred, Yigal Azrouel, Zero Maria Cornejo, and many more surprise additions!
100% of proceeds from the sale will go to Japan's reconstruction and recovery efforts via The Japan Society's Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, and Home For All Foundation by Kisyn. For more information on the Fashion Girls for Japan event please visit the official home page.