Once again, apologies are in order: I've been away for a week, and missed y'all tonnes! Basically, post-dissertation hand-in, I completely crashed and pretty much just slept for the past week, interupted only by migraines and horrendous stomach pains. Oh the joys. I *think*, cross fingers, that that's all done now, so all that's left to do is get back on the horse; work-wise (4 weeks to go to finals!!!!!!!) and blog-wise!
So... Fashion show coverage as promised. I thought I'd highlight one of the bigger names first: Katherine Hamnett.
Having been a huge success in the 80s, with her slogan tees, distressed denim and clothes made out of parachute silk, this decade has seen her company relaunch some of those seminal designs for the fashion-conscious-but-ethical consumer. They only use organic cotton, and ensure fair prices and ethical working conditions. (More on the organic cotton initiative can be found on her website *here* and at the EJF page *here*) She's basically one of the unsung heroes of a lot of recent trends: Balmain's distressed jeans, those iconic House of Holland designs; all hark back to some of Hamnett's original design ethic...
So having her tees at the fashion show was extremely interesting. They were shown a couple of times on the runway: most impressively, in pink with a tweed skirt and knit scarf
They were also shown on the first dance group who performed: the amazing SIN (Safety in Numbers) Cru who are a hip-hop dance group, based in Cam, but world-reknowned, performing on ads and programmes for clients like Top of the Pops (oh... nostalgia...), MTV, Adidas and Levis, as well as ranking well in international competitions. And I have to say, their routine was IMMENSE :-D As, of course, were the tees they were wearing ;-)
The "Choose Life" tee, in vest-dress form, can be found in the Hamnett e-shop in black and white *here* - sooooooo cute!
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