Breast cancer survivors take the ramp to walk in lingerie at NYFW
AnaOno, a Pennsylvanian lingerie brand collaborated with #cancerland to make it happen
In an inspiring turn of events at the New York Fashion Week, breast cancer survivors took the runway and walked the show for a lingerie label. The designs were created especially for women who were undergoing breast reconstruction and mastectomy and wearing them they set the catwalk on fire.
Pennsylvanian lingerie label AnaOno, in collaboration with US-based charity #Cancerland, put together this out-of-the-box fashion show at the Angel Orsenzanz Foundation, New York on Sunday.
It was reportedly diversity at its best — women of different races, frames and proportions strutted their stuff on the ramp confidently. They bared their surgical scars like badges in the designs along with a #cancerland written on their bodies in different colors. Some had it on in glittering gold, some in white and some in black.
The designs at the show were feminine and delicate featuring frills, layers, multiple strap styles, corset details and mesh panels. The epic show was hosted by Academy winner Mira Sorvino who was, incidentally, also one of the women who stood up against Harvey Weinstein last year. It was the second time she emceed the event, which celebrated its second time with this show.
The funds raised from the fashion show was donated to #Cancerland so that it can continue fighting the good fight. The charity organization strives to put the stories of these survivors into the limelight.
"We at #Cancerland believe that this year’s show will send a clear message to our worldwide audience, that those afflicted by breast cancer will not settle for anything less than a solution to this health epidemic," said their Facebook event page.
AnaOno is a loungewear and lingerie label based out of Philadelphia. Founded by Dana Donofree, a breast cancer survivor as well, it is no wonder these guys really know what they are doing. Unfortunately, the illness latched on to her at 27 and Donofree had to go through a double mastectomy eventually.
"I began to design the first pieces out of my own necessity and desire for pretty, sexy, beautiful lingerie during a recovery period that was everything but. I made it my mission to design specifically for those who’ve had breast reconstruction, breast surgery, mastectomy, or are living with other conditions that cause pain or discomfort because I believe that comfort should not be a compromise," says her website.
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