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Billabong to host 6th annual design for humanity charity event

July 21, 2012 |  6:00 am


Want to get a look at Billabong's new Spring 2013 collection? The popular skate and surf clothing brand will host its 6th annual "Designer for Humanity" event Wednesday with an exclusive sneak peek at the line's new tribal-influenced swimwear and one-of-a-kind custom pieces.

The event, which takes place at  Paramount Studios in Hollywood, is a mix of fashion, music and art. Festivities include a Billabong runway show featuring items from the new collection. Billabong collaborated with painter Hayuk on the line's swimwear. Some of the looks from the Billabong spring collection will be available for purchase at the event and Hayuk's pieces will be available for pre-sale starting that day. 

An art show titled Unlearn | Relearn with works from more than 25 artists, including Damion Silver and Chris Betting, will be on display. Three stages will be set up for performances by DJs and indie rock bands such as Walk the Moon and Imagine Dragons, and several organic food trucks are slated to make an appearance: Green Truck on the Go, the Gastrobus, the Patty Wagon and CoolHaus.

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $90 for VIP tickets, which allow access to the VIP area with free food and drinks. All ticket sales and a portion of the proceeds from an art auction and product collaboration sales will go to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, which supports people, organizations and institutions who work toward a sustainable future.The event is sponsored by Verizon, Sony Xperia and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit


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