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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On Friday, 22 of April 2016 London Ethnic joined Fashion Revolution Week 2016 at the ‘No Excuses Workshop held aboard La Sorelle boat in Canary Wharf.
The fashion workshop and party were organised in collaboration with RentezVous & Wardrobe Workshop.
Fashion Revolution Day was created as a heartfelt response after the tragic factory collapse in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, where more than a thousand factory workers lost their lives. London Ethnic has joined the movement since its beginning by holding events that commemorate this tragic day and speaking about it ever since.
The event hosted talks from fashion activists, ethical fashion designers and fashion entrepreneurs who shared their views on the current situation of the fashion industry and how we can all approach fashion in a more ethical way.
The event gathered press, photographers, fashion designers and fashion enthusiasts in a night of fun, drinks and fashion mingling.
The London Ethnic stall showcased our latest AW16 collection samples with leaflets #whomademyclothes attached around it.
Our collection manager and AW16 capsule designer Hannah Lloyd Jones was there to inform the attendees on the whole process behind the new collection, from the ideas and inspiration behind it to the pattern cutting and manufacturing process, but more importantly: “Who made our London Ethnic AW16 collection”.
We are proud to confirm that no sweat shops are being used or will ever be used to produce garments under the London Ethnic label. Since the beginning, our designer collections have been produced in the United Kingdom.
We have launched two new style-oriented e-store platforms, Shoreditch Marketplace & Mayfair Marketplace, on londonethnic.com/ which showcase talented creations by London’s upcoming and established designers.
Reflecting London’s vibrant style we have created these two platforms which represent two prominent styles of London as an easy way to stroll & shop through the pieces that suit your style.
Shoreditch Marketplace: Shoreditch has become the new hub for London’s rising fashion elite. It’s a name that has become synonymous with creativity and innovation in fashion. Shoreditch Marketplace is inspired by this vibrant and stylish hotspot and is the perfect place to shop cutting-edge designs for the spontaneous Londoner with a gritty and urban edge that loves to dare & set trends.
Mayfair Marketplace: Mayfair is one of the most exclusive areas in Europe with London’s highest concentration of five-star hotels. Mayfair Marketplace is inspired by this luxurious side of London and is the ideal place to shop London’s high-end, sleek, stylish, sophisticated and elegant designs that are classic timeless pieces.
All products displayed on our Shoreditch and Mayfair Marketplaces are exclusively produced in Great Britain. That helps ensure the garments are made ethically whilst providing you with authentic London fashion from one-off bespoke pieces to ready-to-wear garments.
Visit Shoreditch Marketplace here: https://londonethnic.com/product-category/shoreditch-marketplace/
Visit Mayfair Marketplace here: https://londonethnic.com/product-category/mayfair-marketplace/
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.
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.
On Monday 17th November, London Ethnic hosted a Fashion and Politics Champagne Brunch within the Jubilee Room
at the Houses of Parliament.
London Ethnic hosted the fourth catwalk show for the London Fashion Week official schedule on 13th of September 2014 at The Roof Gardens, Kensington in cooperation with Capital FM’s “Make Some Noise” charity event.
Our designer’s SS15 collection this year was influenced by the floral, aesthetic architectural, ethnic designs.
Priya Naimir designs were inspired by the architectural designs of Zaha Hadid for her latest collection.
Here at London Ethnic, we pride ourselves on providing the perfect platform for young and talented designers, and the production of their clothing. We give them the opportunity to express themselves through their own designs and accomplishments then share them with the world.
We are proud to be involved in supporting Parliament Week to celebrate the role of young people in UK democracy. We will be hosting the events first fashion show this November.
We are delighted with the prospect that we may soon be working with charitable enterprise Sweet Cavanagh. This London based charity, set up and run by Florence Norman, aids women battling various addictions and eating disorders.
These women are given the tools and direction to create and sell their pieces by Sweet Cavanagh. This is not only a form of therapy but also helps integrate the women back into society.
Coming soon to this website!