Carine Roitfeld invited Wright & Teague to participate in the LoveGold sponsored 20th Cinema Against AIDS to benefit amfAR on Thursday, 23 May 2013 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap D’Antibes, France
“The annual star-studded event, traditionally the most glamorous and unpredictable event held during the Cannes Film Festival, will feature “The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show” where forty top models will model a collection of gold gowns and jewellery from legendary and emerging houses. This spectacular runway presentation, curated by Carine Roitfeld in collaboration with Naomi Campbell, promises to be a breath-taking event highlighting gold as a precious and inspiring metal.”
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of HIV research, prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $366 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
Model Lisa Verberght was stunning in Kalakahl gaiters and armbands of 18ct gold from the Wright & Teague Nuba collection with a Ric Owens’ metallic gown.
This collection takes its initial inspiration from Africa, the cradle of the human race and develops to embrace designs and symbols that are a shared currency across the world. These pieces are hand forged to represent grasses of the savannah,a global geographic landscape feature, an example of cross cultural connection and referring to the earliest forms of adornment which would have been of natural materials.
These are pieces that project themselves beyond their physical confine, becoming part of the wearers legend and memory, their aura integral to a satisfying visceral experience.It is subtle, intimate and symbolic artwork, fashion forward with a craft based sensibility.
LoveGold seeks out the world’s most beautiful gold jewellery, the designers creating it and the people wearing it.