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On Friday the 19th of February 2016, we showcased our new ‘Made in London” Autumn/ Winter 2016 collection in a private fashion soiree at the Oxford House gallery in Bethnal Green.
Following our previous collection’s theme “Urban Legend”, our designer Hannah Lloyd Jones kept the sense of geometric shapes and architectural influence and broadened it with a variety of colours and layered detailing.
The Romanesque architecture, the arches and colours of Royal Albert Hall were the inspiration that gracefully shifted into layered block colour dresses, high waist trousers and cropped tops.
As an aspiring ethical fashion label we made sure the collection is produced in the United Kingdom and featured dresses and trousers’ samples of different sizes, which were showcased by our healthy looking models.
The highlight of this collection showcase is the Teal block dress designed exclusively in support of the Ovarian Cancer charity Campaign “Ovacome”. The dress will be auctioned during “Tea with Ovacome goes Vintage” charity event and all proceeds will go towards helping the “Ocavome” charity.
The night was a great opportunity for ethical and fashion bloggers, buyers, press and photographers to mingle and share their thoughts on the future of fashion and in particular on the ethical fashion.
Our dear friend and designer Victoria Charles displayed her latest sophisticated millinery collection which was modelled and showcased alongside our AW16 collection garments.
A special thank you for our sponsors Top Herd & Easy Bean that kept our guests entertained with their delicious and tasty organic products.
This 16th of July our in-house designer Hannah Lloyd Jones will take part on the “Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100” in support of the national charity for sick children Well Child. www.wellchild.org.uk
Help Hannah raise money for Well Child by donating: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HannahLloyd-Jones
The event is part of Prudental Ride London which celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Start: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.
Finish: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/100/
Fashion One TV joined the buzz of ethical fashion enthusiasts and bloggers at our Fashion Revolution Day event at Lollipop Gallery.
Fashion One correspondent Stefanie Jones and her crew learned about the #WhoMadeMyClothes hashtag campaign launched by Fashion Revolution movement in an attempt to help people understand the exploitation and pain behind the clothes they are wearing.
Members of “Labour Behind the Label” organisation shared real life stories of survivors from the Rana Plaza catastrophe in a clothing factory, in Bangladesh, that killed thousands of workers.
Members of Parliament, like Rushanara Ali Labour MP and Green Party Member Alistair Polson, evoked the importance of the government in making sure these events don’t repeat again.
During the event we showcased our AW15 collection, designed and manufactured entirely in the United Kingdom. The collection was created by in-house designers Eleanor Johnson and Nuria de Carvajal Garcia and is inspired by London’s Urban Architecture and nature. For the creation of our collection, we were informed in every step of the people involved in the process and made sure they were treated fairly. We do not use sweatshops for the manufacturing of our clothes.
London Ethnic’s CEO Saumen Kar and designer Eleanor Johnson spoke to Fashion One correspondent on how London Ethnic is involved in the Fashion Revolution and the influence it is trying to make in the fashion world.
On Saturday, the 19th of March 2016, London Ethnic, alongside with Simply Be and Apricot Clothing, will take part on the seventh annual “Tea with Ovacome” charity event to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
Tea with Ovacome is an annual event raising awareness about the Ovarian Cancer & raising funds for the OVACOME network via a “Champagne Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show” at The May Fair Hotel, London.
Ovacome models, all survivors from ovarian cancer, will display garments from our London Ethnic AW16 and SS16 collections.
As part of our AW16 collection and especially for the event, we have designed “The Ovacome Teal Dress”.
Teal is the official colour for supporting the fight against ovarian cancer.
All of London Ethnic’s profits from the sale of the Teal Dress are being donated to the Charity Ovacome.
Ovacome is the Ovarian Cancer Support Network and works to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its symptoms, as well as providing support for people who have been affected by ovarian cancer. For more information, please go to www.ovacome.org.uk
Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecological cancer in the UK. Every year, 7000 women in the UK will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and almost 5000 will die of it. This makes ovarian cancer a deadly disease and one of the key reasons for this is because most cases are diagnosed in the late stages.
If you would like to make a donation direct to OVACOME, please use Just Giving page. www.justgiving.com/teawithovacome2015 Funds raised via this just giving page will be grant matched therefore doubling your donation to Ovacome. So please give generously.
Close up, backstage & makeup photos from London Ethnic for Parliament Week 2015 fashion showcase.
The fashion showcase included London Ethnic pieces from the AW15 in collaboration with designer Reece Walyn Curtis and SS16 collection. Also include to the catwalk show were new creations from the London- based designer Zion of her AW15 collection.
On Friday 20th November, London Ethnic hosted a fashion & politics debate on ‘How UK democracy has inspired and shaped British fashion’, held in the Jubilee Room of Westminster Palace.
The event was hosted by TV presenter Keith Maynard and held talks by MPs, Lords and Baronesses such as Baroness Valentine and founder of Made in Britain, Kate Hill.
The event was an official part of Parliament Week, the aim of which is to engage a wide variety of people in politics.
Invitees included the Fashion Association of Britain, Make it British, Grazia magazine, Selfridges, Libertys, House of Fraser as well as fashion students, press, bloggers and photographers.
The speakers talked about the ways in which fashion and politics are linked together and how fashion trends often emerge from the social and political developments.
Something mentioned many times during each debate was the need for more subjects regarding ethical fashion to be talked within schools and universities.
The event was also a chance for London Ethnic to showcase A/W 15 collection, named Urban Nature and inspired London’s architecture.
London Ethnic’s annual Halloween party gathered together vampires, witches, sailors & swans, to name a few…
The party was hosted at Eight Members Club in association with our social dating partners “Catch me Cupid” for a night of high fashion, terrifying fun and mingling.
Congratulations to “Costume Queen” Marijke and Black Swan Theodora for winning the competition for the best outfits.
Our showroom event on the other hand was buzzing with entrepreneurs, photographers and models with their mini editorial and fashion students on Monday.
There was a hearty display of dried fruit by Urban Fruit, crisp bread by Easy Bean and organic olive oil by Eliris.
We also displayed our hand crafted organic beauty products from “Organica” beauty line, reformulated and in new eco-friendly packaging.
The main event however was the AW15 and SS16 collections that complemented the backdrop of a rainy SOHO, which gave context to the clothes on display.
Visitors throughout the two days were excited about the industry talk by editors from Glass magazine and were happy to hear about the ins and outs of how the collection came to be.
Reformulated, the luxury organic and vegan range is now free of phenoxyethanol and comes in stunning new “black” packaging for the discerning customer. We have switched to biophotonic glass packaging as a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Active ingredients such as Alpine Willowherb in the new Antioxidant Day Cream are protected and preserved by biophotonic glass; scientifically tested from European Universities & proven to prolong the strength & shelf-life of the organic matter by filtering out damaging rays of light whilst allowing beneficial violet light to penetrate. Phenoxyethanol, a preservative divisive within the natural beauty sector, is no longer used.
Other new and improved products protected by the deep violet glass – include the Nourishing Facial Oil rich with vitamins, minerals, watermelon extracts and niacin to help improve oxygenation of the dermis. The cream is usable for all skin types.
The Organica beauty range is made in England in the spirit of the company’s mission to produce authentic “Made in the UK” British fashion. There is an emphasis on using ethically sourced materials and minimising their impact on the environment. “All the Organica packaging is now sourced within Europe – much of it within the UK.” says Beauty Products Sales Manager Miranda Boscawen.
Notes: London Ethnic is a member of the ‘Fashion Association of Britain’, ‘The Ethical Fashion Forum’, the ‘Made in Britain’ organisation and an official partner for Parliament Week.