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Renowned designers donate fashion for charity

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Renowned designers donate fashion for charity event

May 30, 2007

Top established Wellington fashion designers Robyn Mathieson, Ashley Fogel, and Voon will join some of the city’s most promising up-and-coming new design talent to raise money for Wellington Women’s Refuge, on Thursday June 7.

Fashion HQ will showcase Wellington fashion talent at an All-Star fashion auction on June 7. Organised by a team of Massey University public relations students, the auction will feature garments donated by deNada, Paris House and Haley Smith NZ, as well as renowned Wellington designers Fin, Robyn Mathieson, Ashley Fogel and Voon. All proceeds will be donated to Wellington Women’s Refuge.

Mark Robotham, general manager at Creative HQ, a fashion business incubator, is delighted to be involved in such a worthy cause.

“Creative HQ is the best place to start a fashion business in Wellington,” he said. “We have been working with fashion companies since late 2003, and are pleased to have three of our companies participating in this auction and generously donating items to raise funds for Women’s Refuge”.

The auction is from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Creative HQ, 25a Marion St. Wine and nibbles will be served. Media and interested members of the public can attend by RSVPing to

This is not the first time Fashion HQ has contributed to the community. In the past year it has provided parcels for the Wellington City Mission and the SPCA. “It’s great to see our businesses giving back to the community,” Mr Robotham said.

The Massey University students are confident that the All-Star fashion auction will prove a successful fundraiser for Women’s Refuge and are excited to be practising their public relations skills to help a worthy cause.


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