HUSSEIN Chalayan, Nicola Formichetti, Stephen Jones Millinery and Julie Verhoeven are just a few of the top names teaming up with WWF for an evening of Pandamonium.
On May 24 in Hyde Park, London the wildlife charity will unveil unique commissions from leading artists, designers and architects created to inspire awareness of the WWF’s breadth of work and the imminent threats to our natural environment. As well as fund-raising, the evening will highlight the organisations work to protect endangered animals and their habitats, tackle climate change and promote sustainable ways of living. The event will be co-hosted by Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry and Ed Smith, Chairman of the WWF.
There will be an open air catwalk show, mouth-watering food by Kolfer & Kompany, and a champagne reception.
Curated by Artwise, each artist created a piece of wearable sculpture or performance including fashion, textiles, interaction, millinery and music.
The summer garden party will take place in The Old Gate House in London’s Hyde Park. Places are on a first come, first served basis so HURRY UP!
Visit WWF for more information and tickets.
Georgie Bridge, head of design at WWF-UK said: “WWF’s Pandamonium is an exciting fusion of both art and nature. From developing the initial commissioning process to actually seeing the pieces come alive, it has been such an incredible project to work on. Each artist has carefully thought about the diverse range of environmental issues that our planet faces – and the results are striking. I think the collection represents WWF’s global conservation work in such an inspired way, showing both the beauty and fragility of the natural world.”
Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway created a collaborative artwork at the Vintage festival that helps to convey peopleâs feelings about nature. This piece will be completed at Pandamonium 2012.