Oxford Fashion Week returns on the 3rd of March and hosts a series of shows, covering areas such as High Street, Lingerie, and Couture. The Oxford Student is honoured to cover the shows. Below, you will find vital information for the shows and events; a further live blog post will keep you updated on each show as the week progresses.
High Street (Tue): Brit-Stitch, Next, Aspire Style, Henri Castro, Lula Le Bon. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1405623146360992/?ref=5
Lingerie (Thu): Nichole de Carle, Andrea Billard, William Wilde, Pure Chemistry Lingerie, Aspire Style, Silk Cocoon, Beaujais, Dreamgirl, Electric Style, Madame Fantasy, Nearer the Moon. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1463432693880028/?ref=5
Cosmopolitan (Fri): Coast, Hobbs, Jeff Banks, Jigsaw, Karen Millen, Reiss, Ted Baker, The White Company. See https://www.facebook.com/events/486364001469337/?ref=5
Concept (Sat): Bao Ta, Dmitry Zakharevsky, Gerli Liivamagi, Hirashah, Hghes Jennifer Jade, Jaesun Chung, James Pilcher, Rebecca Marsden, Dewel Jewellery, Sahar Freemantle, Trine Young, Why So Serious, Kim Shul, Rebecca Elley, Francesca Valorsa, Alysha Dalamal. See https://www.facebook.com/events/631992026838497/
Couture (Sun): Clements and Church, Hector Maclean, AGA, Uma Kangai, Lui’s, Jamie Wei Huang, Masato, Bao Ta, Webe Bags Indonesia, Argenteus, Theo Fennell, Julia Burness. See https://www.facebook.com/events/491897580921177/?ref=5
Tickets and location details of each show can be found at http://oxfordfashionweek.com/tickets.html
Fashion Exhibition: OFW 2014 brings forth an exhibition which explores fashion’s ability as a story-teller. The event will run in the O3 Gallery in the Oxford Castle.Featured photographers include: Brian Worley, Ben Robinson, Claire Williams, James Sutton, Jessica Donelly, Julia Cleaver, Mike Croshaw, Norbert Pietraszek, Tony Presland and our ver own Romain Reglade.
The exhibition takes place from 6pm to 8pm in the O3 Gallery, and is free for all.
Speaker – Who made your clothes?: OFW 2014 brings some of the UK’s biggest campaigners to discuss the impact of fashion on the environment and the resources and communities involved in producing our clothes. Speakers debate on questions such as ‘Can fashion ever be guilt free?’, ‘Does looking good always mean doing good?’ and ‘What’s the real definition of a ‘fashion crime’?’ Speakers include:
Abi Chisman – Former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.com and runs popup shops selling second hand designer fashion with the hope of promoting craftsmanship and sustainability.
Elizabeth Laskar – Eco-fashion consultant and founder of Ethical Fashion Forum. She has worked with BBC, London Fashion Week, Fair Trade and is currently the project manager for Fashion Revolution Day.
Matt Franklin – Coordinator of the Sweatshop Free Campaign at People & Planet, the nationwide student organisation aiming to end word poverty and protect the environment.
Rachel Wilshaw – Ethical Trade Manager at Oxfam GB; she works with business to help them in their commitments to improving ethical practices.
Host: Anusha Couttigane – Oxford Mail columnist and fashion consultant for London-based retail consultancy Conlumino. Anusha can often be seen quoted in titles such as the Telegraph, Drapers, Just Style and Retail Week.
The Event takes place on Wednesday from 6pm-8pm at the Wine Bar & Bistro. The event is a must-go for those interested in the fashion industry as well as current environmental issues. Tickets are £5 including drinks reception and can be found at http://oxfordfashionweek.com/tickets.html