On Friday May 26, the Amber Lounge Monaco Grand Prix event programme will get underway with one of the most spectacular and star-studded highlights of the weekend, the Amber Lounge fashion show and charity auction at the 4-star Le Méridien Beach Plaza hotel. This year, leading fashion house SAFiYAA will be the flagship label, showcasing designs from her AW17 collection, including some exclusive pieces created especially for the occasion.
Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Washington and Kate Winslet are just a few of the celebrities that SAFiYAA counts among her clientele, all of whom adore her unique take on traditional couture techniques, fabrics and finishes – designs with a modern sensibility that transcend the seasons.
Amber Lounge will open with an adrenaline-fueled appearance of F1 drivers from teams such as McLaren, Sahara Force India, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Sauber, who will be rocking the runway in designs signed by British menswear label Apsley Tailors. Daniil Kvyat, Esteban Ocon, Nico Hülkenberg, Stoffel Vandoorne, Jolyon Palmer and Marcus Ericsson, are already set to be the models of this year’s F1 driver fashion show!
Hot on their heels, the Ladies of F1, including the wives and girlfriends of the F1 drivers, as well as, international F1 TV presenters, will debut an exclusive silk collection created by Silviya Neri.
Then, SAFiYAA will provide the spectacular grand finale, rounding out an evening of glitz and glamour at the show’s stunning beachside setting, with views across the Mediterranean.
For 14 F1 seasons, Amber Lounge has been putting the glitz and glamour into the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, in the uber chic Principality.
Sonia Irvine, CEO of Amber Lounge says: “A SAFiYAA gown is among my own guilty pleasures, so I am thrilled to be showcasing her beautiful collection at the Amber Lounge fashion show this year. I know the signature pieces from her red carpet and cocktail collection are going to captivate the guests and contribute to what is always a memorable occasion, which this year is for a cause very dear to my own heart.”
Daniela Karnuts, the founder of SAFiYAA says: “Amber Lounge Monaco is a dream occasion for SAFiYAA. Together, we share the same passion, ambition and desire for innovation. We are proud to be partnering with them on a fashion show that I know is going to be spectacular.”
The Amber Lounge Charity Event and the fashion show will be followed by the charity auction, this year in support of Sir Jackie Stewart’s global foundation, Race Against Dementia. World famous personalities and VIP guests, including leading figures from Formula 1, sports professionals, CEOs of global companies and generous bidders, will come together to raise funds to help find preventive treatments and eventually a cure for this terrible disease.
Guests will then dine with views across the Mediterranean, before kicking off their heels on the Amber Lounge dancefloor, dancing until sunrise at this world-renowned after-party to the sounds of international live acts and renowned DJs.
Amber Lounge pioneered its first Charity Auction in 2006, raising funds for world-renowned charities such as the Special Olympics, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Sergio Pérez Foundation. In the last ten years, Amber Lounge Fashion raised more than €4 million for more than ten international charitable organizations.