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 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.
London Ethnic showcased the Autumn/Winter15 designer collection made of one-off garment pieces from London based designers: Kelly Bromfield, Lizzie Atkins, Aisha Feroze, Reece Walwyn Curtis and Melissa Jade Young.
The inspiration for the AW15 line derived from London’s edgy street style trends to the conservative office clerk’s daily wear, all brought together in structured tailoring and simplistic shapes.
The collection also featured a mix of cocktail dresses, menswear prints and kilted trousers.The hues of seaweed and black, transitioning to icy blue pastels, mustard and bright corals dominated the womenswear AW15 line.
The menswear collection, designed by Lizzie Atkins incorporates colorful prints, maxi-flair trousers, dark gray shirts and blazers.
London Ethnic’s London Fashion Week party in support of Capital FM’s “Global’s Make Some Noise” charity campaign was hosted at Press Night Club, in the heart of London’s ever crowded area, Piccadilly Circus.
The night was inspirited by the electro-pop performance of CubaLove Music Band which performed throughout the entire catwalk show.
Later on the guests, including Luke Friend and James Anderson attended the champagne reception that kicked off after the catwalk show.
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.