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Benjamin Cho  NY Fashion Week Spring 2005

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Designer Benjamin Cho Presents Socially Conscious Wardrobe
Spring ~ Summer 2005
Sponsored by The Humane Society of The United States

WHAT: Benjamin Cho joined forces with The Humane Society of the United
States (HSUS) and Glenoit Fabrics to present an innovative and daring collection for Spring/ Summer 2005, incorporating faux fur as an essential to the socially conscious wardrobe.

Benjamin’s show [was] a new testament to his talent and imagination as he incorporates Glenoit’s faux fur into a Spring/ Summer line. Raising awareness about animal protection is a crucial element to the collection, and for the first time ever; the HSUS will be debuting at Fashion Week as Cho’s sponsor.

The HSUS and Cho know that change starts with inspiration, and the two are preparing to bring the Fashion Industry a fresh twist on faux fur – the creative alternative to cruelty. Benjamin continues to reinvent his approach to fashion, and this show promises to deliver a collection of socially aware couture that is sure to pioneer a new outlook for the industry.

INSPIRATION: “The collection is a journey of themes. It begins with tragedy and ends with
tragedy, but throughout remains an inherent beauty and purity. The shapes have
unusual detailing but are very feminine with hints at a sort of modern
antiquity…all and all undoubtedly breathtaking.” – Benjamin Cho

WHO: Benjamin Cho has formed a reputation for his daring creativity displaying
prodigious talents and his staunchy original view. His innovative take on couture
has attracted celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Maggie Gyllenhall, Marisa
Tomei, and Kristen Dunst to name a few.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization with more than eight million members and constituents. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals and equine protection, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research and farm animals and sustainable agriculture. The HSUS protects all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, advocacy and fieldwork. The non-profit organization, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2004, is based in Washington, DC and has 10 regional offices across the country.

“The Humane Society of The United States is very excited to have this opportunity to work with Benjamin Cho and Glenoit Fabrics to spread the message that consumers can make a compassionate difference for animals by choosing faux fur.” – Dr. John W. Grandy, Senior Vice President of The Humane Society of The United States

“Glenoit Fabrics is very pleased to collaborate with Benjamin Cho on this fashion show. Faux fur is the fabric of the future and the compassionate choice for young people who want to dress fashionably without harming animals.” – Don Eatz

CONTACT: For HSUS: For Benjamin Cho:
THINK PR Seventh House PR / Showroom Seven
Amanda MacNaughton Diane Ma
212.343.3920 212.643.4810

If interested in The Humane Society of The United States please visit website:

Photographed by Kenyatta Pious
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