Fashion with a cause
By Jade Arroyo
On December 1, International AIDS Day, the San Miguel organization dedicated to the health of women and teenagers, midwifery and sexual education, CASA, had a fun runway show with a twist: clothing made out of condoms. This was the second edition of such creative initiative, wisely named “Wear Me.” The fashion show featured professional designers from San Miguel and Mexico City as well as amateur creators who made a piece especially for the night.
Ten dresses worn by hot models rocked the runway, all of them exuding creativity. There was a vintage-style one, another inspired by the Charleston, one that resembled a peacock, a dress made with recycled material and even a wedding dress.
Through this event, health consultants and the designers were trying to create awareness about the importance of this prophalictic for its role in the prevention of an unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
By the end of the night, all the designs were sold at a live auction, all of them for between 400 and 1,300 pesos. All proceeds went to CASA health and social programs.
The Wear Me Condom Fashion Show was held at the Hotel Real de Minas hotel.