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.
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