Positive Heroes returns this year with a fashion event that hopes to speak out against the stigma of HIV. We went last year and it was a great success. Now, on November 3rd you can get all dressed up and attend the event held at the Cape Town Civic Centre.

Tickets to attend cost R200, the proceeds of which will be used for core organisational funding and various Positive Heroes initiatives. The fashion show will be divided into two halves, daywear and eveningwear, with a short auction of incredible fashion prizes, facilitated by Auction Alliance’s Ariella Kuper (who is fantastic), following each section.

In addition to this Springleap.com and The Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC) have launched a unique design competition entitled ‘Inspire Courage’. The competition invited creatives to produce a design that encapsulated the courage needed to overcome stigma and embodies the Positive Heroes concept of ‘ordinary people living extraordinary lives’.

Voting is taking place in the week of the 24th October. The winning designer will receive a prize of R10 000 and two runner-up prizes of R2 000 will be awarded. The design will be featured on volunteer T-shirts at the Positive Heroes fashion show as well as on printed A0 canvases available for auction on the night. Post-event, winning designs can be purchased on the Springleap.com website with proceeds going to the Positive Heroes initiatives.

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Venue: Entrance Foyer of the Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town Time: 6.30pm for cocktails, show starts 8.00pm
Ticket prices: R200 unreserved seating
Available from Computicket www.computicket.com