On December 1st, 2017, World AIDS Day, ONE® partnered with The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Wellness Center, Southern Colorado Aids Project, Dean of Students Office, and Spectrum LGBT Student Club to put on an incredible Project CONDOM fashion show event. Their show put the spotlight on sexual health by spreading awareness in an effort to reduce the stigma and discomfort surrounding the conversation on HIV & AIDS prevention and education.
UCCS's talented designers used the 6,000 unwrapped, non-lubricated condoms supplied by ONE to create six unique outfits, confidentiality displayed by their energetic models. These colorful runway pieces not only looked amazing, but also had a meaningful message behind them.
The Latino Student Union’s design that was named, “ La Catrina” was influenced by Dia de Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday during which those who have passed away are honored and remembered. This outfit honors all the lives lost to HIV & AIDS.
Another team put together a fantastic design named, “Consent Queen”. This design was dedicated to stopping sexual violence through consent and sexual health education; as well as creating a safe space for survivors of sexual assault.
The night of creative designs ended with a drag performance by Miss Alexis Shayne.
Thank you so much to all who participated in this event for helping de-stigmatize HIV & AIDS through spreading awareness and creativity!