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London Ethnic for Parliament Week 2016
On Friday 25th November 2016, London Ethnic hosted a fashion & politics day at the Jubilee Room, House of Parliament. The official event was part of Parliament Week, the aim of which is to engage a wide variety of people with the work of the UK Parliament. The main focus of the day was to address the question of ‘How will Brexit impact the UK Fashion Industry?’
The event was hosted by TV presenter Seema Pathan, with talks from Parliamentarians, leaders in the Fashion Industry and Ethical Fashion Campaigners. Amongst them, Kate Hill, Founder of Make it British and Adam Mansell, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Fashion & Textile Association. The talked helped shed some light into the latest political and economical events, which will definitely impact our fashion industry for the upcoming years.
Following the talks, there was a fashion showcase from the ‘Best of British’ Fashion Designers that manufacture their collections within the United Kingdom, featuring the Ethical Fashion Designer Ruth Woldeselasie, Barbara Biosah of Atelier Dumebi and Rebecca Kellet. The event was also a chance for London Ethnic to showcase our In-House collection, The Mayfair.
After the event, guests were invited for a fashion networking opportunity with members of the fashion industry, buyers, press and bloggers over delicious snacks provided by our sponsors.
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On Friday 25th November 2016, London Ethnic hosted a Fashion & Politics day at the Jubilee Room, House of Parliament. The official event was part of Parliament Week, the aim of which is to engage a wide variety of people with the work of the UK Parliament. The main focus of the day was to address the question of ‘How will Brexit impact the UK Fashion Industry?’
The event was hosted by Seema Pathan, with talks from Parliamentarians, leaders in the Fashion Industry and Ethical Fashion Campaigners. Amongst them, Kate Hill, Founder of Make it British and Adam Mansell, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Fashion & Textile Association. The talked helped shed some light into the latest political and economical events, which will definitely impact our fashion industry for the upcoming years.
Following the talks, there was a fashion showcase from the ‘Best of British’ Fashion Designers that manufacture their collections within the United Kingdom, featuring the Ethical Fashion Designer Ruth Woldeselasie, UK Couture Fashion Designer Barbara Biosah and Fashion and Textiles Designer Rebecca Kellet. During the event, it was also a chance for London Ethnic to showcase our In-House collection, The Mayfair.
After the event, guests were invited for a fashion networking opportunity with members of the fashion industry, buyers, press and bloggers.
Ethical Fashion Designer Ruth Woldeselasie of Urban Roots Eco showcased her newest eco-friendly couture garments. The collection was dominated by maxi dresses in the hues of creamy pastels and it was entirely made in Britain. Her new creations were all hand loomed using only the finest silks.
Barbara Biosah of Atelier Dumebi showcased her handmade, crystal studded, garments collection. Barbara is also en emerging couturier that takes pride in creating bespoke dresses inspired by her ethnic African background in a modernised and luxury couture garment.
Rebecca Kellet showcased her 3-D printed textiles collection. Rebecca is a Fashion and Textiles designer whose work focuses on the 3-D boundaries of fabric designing for fashion. Her edgy collection featured oversized tops, boots, bold accessories.
London Ethnic’ In-House collection was revamp of previous collections that feature London’s urban architecture and minimalist style. Palazzo trousers, crop tops and bright colours overrode the previous collections but kept the same line of moodboard inspiration.
Video highlight by XCIV Productions:
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.
London Ethnic joined the global movement “Fashion Revolution Day” which was launched after the horrific Rana Plaza catastrophe in Dhaka on 24 April 2013. The factory collapse led to 1133 victims dead and thousands more injured, casting a dark shadow over the history of fashion.
London Ethnic hosted their second commemoration for the fashion workers who lost their lives that terrible day, in London at the Lollipop Gallery on 24th April 2015.
The event raised money for their families and increased awareness of the human work exploitation in fashion brands and the importance of ethical and sustainable principles in the fashion industry.
“We are an ethical fashion house that produces all of our clothes locally. We know the names of all of the artisans who produce our garments, the conditions they work in and have visited them in London.” -Saumen Kar, London Ethnic’s CEO.
The fashion presentation included brand-new ready-to-wear designs from the London Ethnic House produced in collaboration with in-house designers Eleanor Johnson and Nuria Carvajal Garcia with designer Reece Walywn Curtis.
London Ethnic introduced for Fashion Revolution Day guests the new “London Ethnic Organica” skincare range, ethically handmade in the English countryside.
The new beauty collection is packed full of nourishing organic ingredients sourced from sustainable plants. Organic farming is better for the farmers, the environment and our bodies so you get all the great health benefits whilst helping to protect the planet.
The invite-only event gave the opportunity for politicians, leading ethical fashion campaigners, press, bloggers, photographers, models and members of the fashion industry to discuss the ethics of fashion. Speakers talked about how it is could be possible that thousands of people were harmed making clothes that the wearers of the clothes, and the label ordering the clothes, knew nothing about. More positively, the emphasis was on what the fashion industry and consumers can do to help make sure that such tragedies are never repeated.
Rushanara Ali of the Labour party said “This is a cause that I feel personally very passionate about. We can make a difference through ethical fashion companies. I was part of the Parliamentary group that visited Bangladesh after the tragedy. What happened was a crime. We need to make sure that these kinds of man-made accidents never happen again.”
Alistair Poulson from the Green Party said: “Consumers are interested in where their products come from and they are far ahead of politicians and companies.”
Anna McMullen, representative from the charity ‘Labour Behind the Label’ encouraged guests to ask labels “Who Made My Clothes?” – which became a globally trending hash-tag on twitter. She said, “The Fashion Industry has an amazing capacity for change. It can change the world.”
There were complimentary drinks sponsored by Chi, nibbles by Urban Fruit and Cortez Treats and an exhibition from the artist Dragica Carlin entitled: ‘A Myriad of Marks’. Musical entertainment was provided by guitarist Luca Fiore and saxophonists Oli Orletto and Julian Costello.
As an ethical fashion label we will be supporting Fashion Revolution Day and every other event that promises to promote the fair and right treatment for the fashion workers, that respects the environment and the eco-system & we encourage you to do the same…
“LONDON ETHNIC-London Fashion Week Event supporting Global’s Make Some Noise charity”
On 20th February 2015 the London Ethnic label hosted an event for London Fashion Week supporting Global’s Make Some Noise Charity. The event was supported by the British Fashion Council, members of the London Fashion community and celebrities including Russell Brand, Caroline Flack and the NFL star James Anderson who came from the USA to the event. The event incorporated a catwalk of London Ethnic’s ethical Autumn/Winter15 collection designed by London-based designers and produced solely in the Capital.
The AW15 line’s inspiration is derived from London’s edgy street style to the conservative office clerks daily wear, all brought together in structured tailoring and simplistic shapes.
The catwalk featured a diverse range of London styles from tailored office and daily wear to cocktail dresses, menswear prints and kilted trousers. The hues of seaweed, black transitioning icy blue pastels, mustard and bright corals dominated the womenswear.
The catwalk was accompanied by an electro pop performance by the British band KubaLove.
Global’s Make Some Noise is a national charity that helps disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Global, the Media & Entertainment company, which is home to the famous brands Heart, Capital FM, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Capital Xtra, XFM and Gold, has pulled together all its stations, reaching a combined 23.2 million people every week, to unite behind one cause.
The Press Night Club, in the heart of London’s Piccadilly Circus played host to the event and the drinks reception that kicked off after the models catwalk.
The event was also sponsored by Planet Organic, London Ethnic Organica Skincare, Mode IM model agency, Soho Skin and Minor Figures.