FCancer merges a worthy cause with working with young artists and designers for it’s massive Fashion Week auction and bash in Brooklyn, New York.
The address was deep Brooklyn, and the theme was “Bohemian”, it was an event so on-trend that it was almost a parody of itself. But that’s not to say it was cheap or lacking. No, the looks were genuine, and the crowd was diverse and passionate for the cause, with jet-set talents like Constance Jablonski, Mia Moretti, Lui Wen, and others. It felt like a endless bazaar, with food from a variety of NYC staples, with art auction (including works by Francesco Clemente) and a selection of editors and styling talent, part of FCancer’s mission to not glamorize cancer, but glamorize the curing effort, to show that creatives have a place in research and embracing those who’ve been afflicted with cancer. FCancer is exceedingly inclusive, important and unique in an industry that obsesses over prestige and social leverage, in other words, exclusivity.
The scene was glittering, expansive, generously lit, with curious stilted people, artists drawing and painting, back alleys to explore, food trucks to snack at, music blasting, and a pace unlike New York. It was inviting, free-thinking, nearly a Burning Man for the Brooklyn set, if for only one night, and for less hedonistic reasons. Fcancer is pretty bohemian by nature, and so this is a beautiful amplification of the idea, letting people bask while allowing research money come in from the most unexpected places. The auction had funds going towards the research as well. The artists here also provide creative work in lieu of monetary contributions. Consider this Fcancer’s effort to show the world what they’re capable of. The party was the conclusion of NYFW 2015, and a perfectly appropriate one at that.