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Smash Fashion ! Embrace Style!


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I never thought I’d have this experience

 

Can you believe I’ve just put on a catwalk show? I’m still reeling.

To kick¬† off CHROMOPHILIA , the exhibition co curated and featuring the work of Fabulous Fashionista,¬† Sue Kreitzman and other amazing outsider artists who work with a vivid palette, I was asked to organise a catwalk show of my very colourful, upcycled and bespoke clothing . A big challenge, you may say, since this clothing thing is really very new to me. It’s been a year since I first met Sue, and life has turned upside down and back to front, and I’m loving it!

Well, I like a challenge, so with a two week deadline, I set to work coming up with a collection of clothes that would work together , both upcycled and ready to wear. I asked the women I had already made bespoke pieces for if any of them would be interested in modelling their garments on the evening, and I’m pleased to say I had a very good response. I make clothes for very lovely people. What a pleasure it is!

Then ensued two weeks of early rising, late to bed, obsessive work. I realised just how obsessed I could be one day when I realised I was sitting naked at my sewing machine. Good job my studio is high up and I had remembered to close my curtains…

I worked right up until a few hours before we had to leave for the show. The paint on one coat was only just dried and heat set. Talk about last minute dot com .

I was lucky to be working alongside the wonderful performance costume artist , Ann Sophie Cochevelou who had models dressed in her spectacular wearable art as well as Amy ‘Synth’ Kingsmill who gave us a taste of surrealism when she performed her living doll act. The wonderful Miss Baby Sol enraptured the audience with her beautiful voice and charismatic performance and Mervyn Diese balanced off the night with his spoken word piece about colour /politics and the eco system.

The theme of the catwalk show was Anti Fashion /Pro Style and as luck/serendipity would have it, we would be kicking off on the eve before London Fashion Week started. What a coincidence… or was it?

Fashion tells you what to wear, style asks how you’d like to express yourself.

Here are some fabulous pictures of some fabulous people expressing themselves. Enjoy.

Allegra catwalk Catwalk 17 catwalk 30 catwalk 36 catwalk 37 catwalk 38 Catwalk 41 Catwalk 42 Catwalk 43 Catwalk 45 Catwalk 46 catwalk 47 catwalk 51 catwalk 52 Catwalk 55 catwalk 57 catwalk Catwalk1 catwalk2 catwalk3 catwalk5 catwalk6 catwalk7 catwalk10 catwalk12 catwalk14 catwalk15 catwalk16 catwalk18 catwalk19 catwalk20 Catwalk22 Catwalk23 Catwalk26 Catwalk27 catwalk29 Catwalk33 catwalk35 catwalk36 Catwalk44 Catwalk48 catwalk50 catwalk51 catwalk53Oh what a night!

As Sue so famously says , ‘Don’t wear beige, it might kill you!”

I think these people are immortals now.

I hope to be able to do this all again soon.

 

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