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Panache 2013 raised money for a breast cancer awareness charity, hence the pink theme!
Fashion event Panache - now in its third year - is not only entertaining and, of course, fashionable, but also charitable: all of the proceeds from the Hong Kong event go to a good cause.

This year, they went to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

Two fashionable junior reporters covered the latest Panache.

Here's what they thought ...

"Through Panache, we aim to make a difference and give back with innovation," says Shahana Chowdhury, head organiser - for the final time - of King George V School's annual fashion show.

Each year the head organiser chooses the charity the show will support. This year, Shahana chose the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. The Foundation aims to support patients on their road to a successful and quick recovery.

"We want to see breast cancer in all women cured as efficiently as possible," Shahana says.

Sponsored by local and international brands, such as Bershka, Jack Wills, Yoyo Yeung, and Nautica, Panache 2013 also raised funds by selling raffle tickets.

Panache 2013 was more than just a fashion show. It featured outstanding singing and dance performances by students. The models, in sky-high heels, strutted with a lot of personality. The four student designers' creations were fabulous.

A team of 100 people, including models, designers and organisers, worked tirelessly for seven months to raise funds for charity. This is extremely commendable and admirable. KGV has set a great example for other schools in Hong Kong in terms of raising money for charity.

Ruby Leung

KGV transformed its stage into a glamorous catwalk for this fashion show. The stage was sparkling pink - the colour of the theme this year; the audience was in awe of the beauty of it all.

Four student designers and 40 models from schools across Hong Kong were chosen to take part in Panache 2013.

Although I loved all four student designer's creations, my attention was grabbed by Molly Austin's line of clothing. Her clothes, including flowery dresses and skirts, featured a palette of gold, white and blue, all accented by aqua patterns.

What I liked most were the tuxedos she designed for the male models. The other three designers did not have much clothing for men, so it was refreshing to see something different.

Panache 2013 also featured performances by students. A highlight was a special runway walk, where the male models came out wearing simple white T-shirts and trousers. Then, halfway down the catwalk, they took off their shirts and strutted with their bare chests! Gleeful cries and screams were heard everywhere.

The show ended with a speech by Shahana, thanking everyone for coming.

Seeing the satisfied looks on the faces of the girls around me, I have no doubt that Panache 2014 will be even better!

Doris Lam

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