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^The Fashion Fix^ – 3rd October 2019


This week in the world of fashion, we discover how designer Patrick Grant is supporting our struggling clothing industry by introducing an ethical label and a social enterprise. We also saw a show at Paris Fashion Week featuring the likes of Dame Helen Mirren and Cheryl as they pioneered upcoming designers and female empowerment and it’s a sad week for Forever 21, as the high street store has filed for bankruptcy, where 350 stores are said to shut down.

Patrick Grant Creates Social Enterprise and Sustainable Label

British fashion designer Patrick Grant transpires as the brainchild behind Community Clothing – a unique social initiative devoted to designing garments, offering working roles and rebuilding superiority in the UK textile industry.

Community Clothing is facilitating to cultivate local societies and realm traditional dexterities whilst crafting an available collection of everyday staples for men and women.

Be sure to look out for the pop-up collection in-store at Selfridges Birmingham, Manchester Exchange Square and Manchester Trafford from mid-February.

Stars Walk The Catwalk for Female Empowerment

In support of the L’Oreal Paris show during Paris Fashion Week last Saturday, which pioneered upcoming fashion designers in addition to the empowerment of females, A-list stars celebrated the cause by walking down the catwalk.

The show, entitled Le Défilé, featured the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria and Cheryl. Dame Helen opted to tiptoe barefoot down the catwalk, parading a billowing, ruffled gown that featured elegant long-sleeves and a nipped-in waist. In contrast, Cheryl was styled in a black leather dress with a snakeskin print by Balmain and coordinating thigh-high boots, whilst Eva Longoria took to the catwalk in a black chunky knit jumper, an ATLEIN leather and suede midi skirt and gathered leather boots by Gianvito Rossi.

Forever 21 has Filed for Bankruptcy

Attaining more than 800 stores spanning across 57 countries, the sad news has recently broken that huge worldwide fashion retailer, Forever 21 has filed for bankruptcy.

The business has been said to undertake a rearrangement and payment of creditors overtime to preserve the business, recording assets worth between $1bn – $10bn. Although the clothing store has guaranteed shoppers it will be running as normal for now, it will shut the majority of stores in Europe and Asia and resume to function in Latin America and Mexico.

Until next time, xoxo, Katie

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