Andara Resort & Villas in Kamala, Phuket, held its first ever runway show ‘Passion for Fashion’ to benefit children’s education charity ‘Phuket Has Been Good To Us’ on Sunday, 12 September. The event showcased the latest relaxed casual wear from ‘Nude is Rude’, a young, high-energy clothing line by Marisa Zeman based in Hong Kong, daughter of Allan Zeman, owner of Andara Resort & major entertainment businesses in Hong Kong.
Andara hosted over 250 guests and raised over 250,000 THB for the local children’s charity at its ‘Silk Restaurant & Bar’ at Andara and along Silk’s palm-lined infinity pool terrace, guests enjoyed two casual St. Tropez-style runway shows, dined on a Silk’s gourmet Thai favorites, sipped cocktails and lounged poolside into the evening.
Passion for Fashion was the debut of designer Marisa Zeman’s fresh new resort wear collection. The models strutted out in the line’s chic wrap-dresses, tunics and jumpers through the crowd of fashionable guests, many of whom picked up pieces from the collection at Andara Boutique after the show.
Official media partner 91.5FM was on hand to broadcast live from the event with DJ Danny O from the morning show as MC and Jay Leshark providing fabulous chill out music. To cap it off, guests took home incredible prizes from a raffle and live auction including a 2-night stay at Andara, tickets to Silk’s October Wine Dinner, pieces from the ‘Nude is Rude’ runway show, two trips to northern Thailand donated by sponsor ‘Art & Culture’, and a limited edition Marc Chagall print from sponsor ‘Soul of Asia’.
‘Passion for Fashion’ proceeds go to ‘Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation’ which works to improve the economic opportunities and life chances of young people, by funding and implementing high quality, practical English language education in government schools on Phuket Island.
“Passion for Fashion was a fantastic event and a fun afternoon for all. Definitely many more must-RSVP events at Andara are in store,” said Andara GM Andrew Whitaker
Phuketindex went to film the opening, fashion show and talked to Marisa Zeman after the show:
Photos from Andara Phuket