Billabongs ‘Design for Humanity’ raised over $30.000 for the charity: water

Alt-rockers The Airborne Toxic Event and indie pop stars Iglu & Hartly performed live at the 3rd Annual Design For Humanity event on June 17, 2009 at Avalon/Bardot in Hollywood.

Design for Humanity, Billabong’s charitable initiative, benefitted charity:water, a non-profit organization that works to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. One hundred percent of ticket sales went to charity:water, which totaled $38,310. Billabong’s Design for Humanity will announce the final donation to charity: water from the art auction and as online product sales continue to rise.

Billabong’s 3rd Annual Design for Humanity event brought together the worlds of fashion, art and music through a spectacular series of events in a high energy setting. The event featured a Billabong runway fashion show with unique celebrity designs, an art show and auction, special live music performances, DJs and much more.

“It was an amazing night all-around…most importantly we raised some much needed funds for charity: water and people had a great time in the process. It’s always exciting to see the event come together at the end…it’s a labor of love for Billabong and we’re already looking forward to next year.” Candy Harris, Billabong Women’s Brand Director.

The fashion show featured Billabong fashion and swimsuit pieces with one-of-a-kind collaborations from celebrities like Olivia Thirlby and Katie White of the The Ting Tings, which were auctioned off on-site with 100% of the proceeds going to charity:water.

Supermodel Tori Praver also created an exclusive bikini, a hanky tie bandeau with a skimpy boy bottom swimsuit, from each sale Billabong’s Design for Humanity will donate $5 to charity:water.

Before the show took place, guests were invited upstairs to Bardot for the art exhibit and silent auction, which featured works by well-known industry artists, Barry McGee, Geoff McFetridge, Steven Harrington and Wolfgang Bloch. Art was listed on eBay a week before the event; all art was previewed in the gallery and available pieces were sold during the silent auction while The Misshapes and DJ Frankie Chan took the turntables. Downstairs, DJ Mark Moreno got the crowd pumped up in Avalon.

Following the fashion show, indie rockers Iglu & Hartly heated up the stage and captivated the crowd before rock sensations The Airborne Toxic Event performed their top hits. Already climbing the charts across America and Great Britain, together, Iglu & Hartly and The Airborne Toxic Event left their audience with a performance and experience that they will never forget.

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