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Today, the 20th of September, the fashion world gives back at the Marriott Hotel Whitefield! It’s a gala called the Pink Event hosted by Prasad Bidapa to raise awareness for breast cancer. Bangalore, you can help!

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The event will include a fashion show by Bibi Russel (we’ll come to her later), an art auction featuring the infamous M.F Hussain and a few others and a theatrical performance by Renegade Arts & Theatre Society. Apart from awareness, the funds raised will go towards equipment that can detect breast cancer, particularly in our very own Karnataka.

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In case you don’t know who they are, here’s a quick low down on Prasad Bidapa and Bibi Russel:

Bidapa is based out of our little Luru where he is known to be a fashion guru. He’s a designer, image consultant, has his own model management company and has awesome projects like Prasad Bidapa Fashion Week and Prasad Bidapa Megamodel Hunt.

Bibi Russel on the other hand is from Bangladesh and used to be a model, but now is a world-renowned fashion designer. As a model in her early days, she strutted her stuff for the ‘big players’ like YSL, Giorgio Armani and the one and only Karl Lagerfeld. As a designer, she incorporates indigenous Bengali cultural elements into her collections.

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Apart from the fashion world, both Bidapa and Russel are involved with charity and fund-raising; he’s committed to educating children and she provides employment to weavers in rural Bangladesh. It’s no wonder why these two have come together for a fashionable and good cause.

The dress code is pink for obvious reasons and if you want to be a part of this day, you can click here to buy tickets . Please try and make it, every little helps! xx

Written by Nikita Mankani