Against Breast Cancer served up a fitting close to London Fashion Week – blending designer fashion with rock n’ roll and a very English tea at the home of Bee Gee Robin Gibb at the charity’s ‘Splash of Pink’ Fashion Show & Couture Tea.
Staged at their Oxfordshire home on Saturday 25th September, the Bee Gee and his wife – a Patron of Against Breast Cancer – opened their doors to 400 guests. The designer Fashion Show & Couture Tea was topped off with a live performance by Robin and his band supported by Natasha Hamilton and Elan Lee.
In aid of Against Breast Cancer and marking the start of breast cancer awareness month in October, the Splash of Pink Fashion Show will help the charity reach its annual goal of £1m to fund its valuable research into breast cancer. A new blood test is being developed by the charity’s researchers to detect the secondary spread of breast cancer and they are working towards finding a vaccine.
Paul Costelloe and Matches showcased their beautiful Autumn collections and Mark Powell strutted his classy tailored menswear down the catwalk. Fashion and beauty experts John Walford of Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Pamela Chapman, Attracta Courtney and Lee Stafford and their teams ensured that guests enjoyed a visual feast of fashion at the Splash of Pink event.
A host of stars from the worlds of business, TV and sport arrived wearing a splash of pink including: Julie Cowell, Honorary President of the charity; Ben Shephard, Patron; Duncan Bannatyne, Jimmy Choo, 2009 X Factor winner Joe McElderry on behalf of Patron Simon Cowell, Paul Costelloe, Noel Edmonds, Theo Paphitis, Leslie Phillips, Keith Duffy, Sinitta, Elizabeth Emanuel and Michael Portillo.
Gordon Vallance, Director of Against Breast Cancer said, “We have been astounded by the huge amount of goodwill and generosity shown to the charity for our event by both individuals and organizations. Robin and Dwina have been incredibly kind in letting us use their home for this special event. Everyone’s time, expertise and services helped bring this ambitious project to fruition, helping to raise much needed funds for our research.”
A brand new iPhone App was developed for the event and now provides regular updates on the charity. It can be downloaded here.