Clothes and kaftans on show
RACKS of pre-loved clothing, handbags and shoes and a stunning fashion show featuring the latest range of Molly Kaftans were among the highlights of the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays clothing swap on Saturday.
Women were delighted with the range of new and vintage clothing options with all in attendance picking up some great bargains on the day.
The event was hosted by Zonta Club of the Whitsundays member Annie Cleghorn and Molly Kaftans owner Jo Smerdon who wanted to give locals a chance to clean out their wardrobes while raising funds for the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service. Ms Cleghorn said a total of $580 was raised at the Zonta clothes swap event.
“It was a fun day and both Jo and I were thrilled to host an event that raised money for a cause that was close to our hearts,” she said.
New to the event this year was the addition of men’s clothing which proved popular with guests.
The fashion show of local hand-made silk kaftans was another major highlight.
Ms Smerdon was delighted with the success of her first fashion show. “I sold four kaftans on the day and received four more orders which is really positive and I’m definitely looking forward to hosting another fashion show in the Whitsundays in the near future,” she said.
The Zonta Club of the Whitsundays will also be supporting the Reclaim the Night march against sexual violence on Fri- day, October 25. Community members wanting to participate are to meet at the community market space in Airlie Beach for a 6.15pm start.
SUMMER FASHION: Molly Kaftans owner Jo Smerdon was joined by Annie Cleghorn and model Lynette Corne as she prepared for her first fashion show which was held in conjunction with the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays clothes swap fundraiser on Saturday.