Whenever I told my co-workers I became planning to a meeting called “Fashion Fights Poverty” (co-sponsored because of the un Association associated with National Capital region), the response had been a combination of entertainment and interest in the one hand, and distaste and ridicule on the other side. Those of us who operate in development are more likely to respond the in an identical way whenever we come across superstars posing with bad African kids.
How come the trendiness that is growing of result in the development community squirm?
The big event to advertise socially-conscious developers happened at a clothing that is upscale in an up-and-coming element of DC. The space ended up being crowded with high priced clothes and photographers. Music played since people that are beautiful cosmos and passed away copies regarding the Millennium developing Goals Report (pdf). A woman that is young stilettos strutted as if for a catwalk close to a display of beads produced by ladies in rural Uganda. It’s not hard to mock the incongruity from it all. The theory that haute couture often helps a family group struggling to endure in Bangladesh could be the material of Stephen Colbert and Saturday Night Live. It is also a change that is intoxicating of for all of us accustomed working behind some type of computer for hours (let’s face it: a fashion show is cooler than operating regressions).