‘FORMULA ONE CHARITY FASHION SHOW FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS’
Amber Lounge was founded by Sonia Irvine, sister of Ferrari F1 star Eddie Irvine, with the simple premise of creating a truly VIP nightlife experience that reflected the glamour and exclusivity of one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. Over the years Amber Lounge has carved out a reputation as a unique venue where drivers, celebrities, VIPs and regular race fans can come together to enjoy a stylish, fun night out.
The Amber Lounge Fashion Show, launched under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, unites the worlds of high fashion and motorsport on one catwalk to raise money for notable charities. With a celebrity audience from the worlds of high society, music, sport, film and fashion, and being covered by the world’s media, this is one of the most anticipated events of the Formula One Grand Prix series. Guests this year included Sir Philip Green, Eva Herzigova, Gary Barlow and Naomi Campbell.
It seemed fitting that in this Olympic year the Nichole de Carle London catwalk event had a swimwear theme, with singer Labrynth providing the soundtrack. Britain’s Got Talent finalists ‘Aquabatix’ used the poolside setting for a unique synchronized swim performance, dressed in Nichole’s high performance and eye-catching designs.
The chosen charity partner was the Special Olympics, whose mission is to provide sports training and athletic competition across a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, they demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, other athletes and the wider community.