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In Blog / July 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

United Colors of Fashion, Inc. announces that South African rising TV star, Lunga Shabalala has been appointed as its ambassador in South Africa.
Mr. Shabalala has set himself apart from his peers with his zealous nature and a hardworking streak. In under a year, he moved from being a soccer and rugby coach in Durban to one of the most talked about and watched talents on the South African entertainment landscape.
Now a presenter of Selimathunzi the popular variety show on SABC1, Shabalala will use his influence to send the message of UCOF to youths in South Africa and be engaged in the activities of the association.
Mr. Shabalala´s value systems resonate with what UCOF is about. He loves life; he embraces worthy causes and through his involvement in TV and fashion as a model is in synch with our mission.

“I am honored to have been chosen as an ambassador of UCOF in South Africa. It has always been my wish to play my part in educating and helping where I can those who are infected and affected by this pandemic. Working with UCOF allows me to witness first hand the damage this disease is doing, but also gives me a chance to be part of a team that´s working towards a solution. I look forward to putting minds together with the office in New York and the Soweto Hospice, which is the main beneficiary,” said Mr. Shabalala.


In Blog / July 14, 2011 / 0 Comments


Mr. Ivan Suarez joins the United Colors Of Fashion, Inc. team as a Chief Executive Host Committee, and is responsible for coordinating its special events, especially the September 9th grandiose benefit gala reception and fashion show. Mr. Suarez who works on all the big events at the MET is going to be a great asset to UCOF.

Mr. Suarez is thrilled to be part of the UCOF team, which works around the clock for the success of the organization. As President and Chairman of this non-profit corporation, which is registered with the State of New York Department of Education, and New York Department of State within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law- I am honored to have someone of Mr. Suarez´s caliber on board.


In Blog / July 13, 2011 / 0 Comments


UCOF Celebrates The Life of A Worldwide Humanitarian, Mrs. Bisila Bokoko

In Blog / June 29, 2011 / 0 Comments

UCOF Celebrates The Life of A Worldwide Humanitarian, Mrs. Bisila Bokoko

This is not a matter of networking. This is a matter of changing lives.


On Sunday, June 26, 2011 United Colors Of Fashion, Incorporated (UCOF) celebrated the Birthday of one of the most influential women of the world, Mrs. Bisila Bokoko.  The celebration took place at a chic restaurant in Chelsea, New York.

Mrs. Bokoko, whom is of African descent, was born and grew up in Spain.   She is the epitome of strong women worldwide.

I remember it like it was yesterday, the first time I met Mrs. Bokoko. I was working for an event, where she was listed as an ambassador and her charity was being represented. I never had a chance to meet her prior, and when she walked into the room, her presence drew in attention immediately- not only was she stunning in her evening gown, but glowed. She had a huge smile, which just made you want to approach her and say hi, and so I did. I mean come on now, my brother, Ciano Clerjuste, is a really good friend of hers, I had to take advantage of the opportunity. As a woman, her aura was similar to a queen as her subjects bow in respect only with Mrs. Bokoko´s presence hearts melts in her kindness. I was greeted with the Spanish traditional kiss to the left cheek, and then one to the right.

UCOF and Veronika Rovegno (Founder & VP) make front page of Huffington Post’s Style section

In Blog / June 28, 2011 / 0 Comments


J. Michael Welton
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Leveraging Fashion for a Cause Veronika Rovegno is turning personal tragedy into a humanitarian tool.

A 30-year-old native of Tanzania, she grew up in Kenya, and now makes her home in New York. In 1999, her sister died of sickle cell anemia while awaiting medical help at an inadequate Tanzanian health care facility.

“She went to the hospital — she’d had loss of blood and needed a transfusion — and she never returned,” she said. “The doctor didn’t see her on time. He didn’t arrive until ten hours later.”

There exists in all of Tanzania only a single doctor trained to treat sickle cell anemia, and very little medicine.

Rovegno wants to change all that, and she’s come up with a stylish way to do it. Educated in the law, she’s also a fashionista who’s lived in Manhattan since 2001. Growing up, she’d leaf through American fashion magazines that her diplomat father brought home to her. She’d cut out ads for Gucci and Versace and pin them to her walls.

2011-06-23-20110623VeronicaRovegno2.jpgShe believes she’s found a way to leverage her love of fashion into much-needed aid for her native continent.

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In Blog / June 16, 2011 / 0 Comments
<Hadzimehmedagi´c: Predstavnica BiH na Izboru Miss Global

U Njujorku proglasena ambasadoricom dobre volje

Semira Hadzimehmedagi´c, koja ´ce ove godine predstavljati nasu zemlju na izboru Miss Global International na Jamajci, na Sedmici mode u Njujorku proglasena je ambasadoricom dobre volje americke Fondacije “United Colors of Fashion” (UCOF). Na zvanicnoj internet-stranici Fondacije nalazi se ova informacija, kao i kratka biografija lijepe Visocanke.

Humanitarna revija

– Miss Bosne podrzava nase misije i zeli nam pomo´ci da na neki nacin promijenimo zivote neprivilegirane djece. Vrlo smo sretni sto je Miss BiH nas ambasador. Ona ´ce, takoder, prosetati pistom na nasoj humanitarnoj reviji u septembru – navode iz UCOF-a.

Zajedno sa drugim poznatim modelima, Semira ´ce nositi kreacije svjetski proslavljenih dizajnera. U UCOF-u vjeruju kako je ona najbolji izbor za njihovu predstavnicu, jer najbolje razumije siromasne.

Semira and United Colors of Fashion

In Blog / June 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

Press Time!

In Blog / June 15, 2011 / 0 Comments
Moda i ljepota u humanitarne svrhe

Semira ambasadorica dobre volje na NY Fashion Weeku

Semira Hadzimehmedagi´c, predstavnica BiH na izboru ljepote Miss Global International, proglasena je ambasadoricom dobre volje na Sedmici mode u New Yorku.

Semira Hadzimehmedagi´c

Ova 20-godisnjakinja iz Visokog ´ce u septembru prosetati pistom na humanitarnom dogadaju fondacije United Colors of Fashion (UCOF), zajedno sa drugim poznatim modelima i nositi neke od kreacija svjetski proslavljenih dizajnera.

2011 CFDA Fashion Awards New York, NY, June 7, 2011

In Blog / June 7, 2011 / 0 Comments

Here are the winners and honorees of the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards:
Womenswear Designer of the Year – Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler-

Menswear Designer of the Year – Michael Bastian

Accessory Designer of the Year- Alexander Wang


Swarovski Award for Womenswear- Prabal Gurung
Swarovski Award for Menswear- Robert Geller
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design- Eddie Borgo
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award- Marc Jacobs
International Award- Phoebe Philo for Céline
The Media Award, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard- Hilary Alexander, The Telegraph
The Founder´s Award, given in honor of CFDA Founder Eleanor Lambert Hal Rubenstein, InStyle
Fashion Icon Award -Lady Gaga
Board of Directors´ Special Tribute- Arthur Elgort

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