Project Runway Season 8′s super favorite, Mondo Guerra-whose bold use of purple, black and white, and wise yet playful takes on couture style made him the series’ standout despite losing Season Eight to fly-over pseudo-boho, Chico-esque Gretchen Jones–has created a special shirt for World AIDS Day. Mondo declared his HIV+ status on national TV during a judging. The Sugar Skull shirt, which features calaveras from Dia de los Meurtos, combines his Latino culture with HIV/AIDS awareness; the slogan
vive y ama
on the other shirt translates to
Live and love
Day of the Dead imagery serves to remind us of those who have died, and to remember that though we live now, one day we too shall be dead, so we must celebrate life and cherish every moment.
The shirts are sold by Piperlime, one of the sponsors of Project Runway, and $20 from the sale of each shirt goes to AmFAR.