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Style Addict – News & Views from the Capital 27th May 2005


Traid presents…Positively Remade

 As a part of London Sustainability Weeks 2005 recycling charity chain Traid presents: Positively Remade fashion show.

On display will be vintage outfits from the ‘house of Traid’, one-off customised Trade designs, along with guest designers: NOKI, Aluma, Michelle Lowe Holder, Karen Savage, CIEL, Cassette Playa, Junky Styling, Beth Graham, Jennifer Whitty and Traid Remade’s own designers Susannah Dowse, Lawood and Lisa Mitton.

Advance tickets cost £10 plus booking fee and all proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee Sudan Emergency Appeal.

When: 9th June 2005 6.00pm – 9.30pm

Where: Tantra, 62 Kingly Street, London W1 Nearest tube – Oxford Circus.

Extras: Charity auction, fair-trade cocktails, canapes, live music by Gigi von Gigolo, goody bags and after show party.

Entry: Advance tickets £10 plus booking fee – on the door £15 – call 08700 600 100 or visit www.ticketweb.co.uk




Fashion & Controversy at the Fashion & Textile Museum

 Yes – those green issues are certainly getting talked about of late and the Fashion & Textile Museum is joining in the debate with a series of sponsored evening talks…


What is the cost of fashion? June 8th, 15th, 29th & July 13th 6.30pm – 8.00pm


8th June: Fashion and the Environment:


What does the fashion industry and consumerism really do to the environment?


A discussion led by Dr. Kate Fletcher, whose PhD in 1999 at Chelsea College of Art and Design investigated eco design strategies in the British Textile Industry. She has published and lectured widely on eco design, and worked as a consultant for clients as varied as Marks and Spencer, People Tree and The Salvation Army. Fletcher will lead a discussion and present how eco textiles is not only about resource flows and quality of life, it’s also about fashion, politics, consumption, feeling empowered and being creative.


15th June: Fashion and Body Image:


Is the fashion industry responsible for promoting an unrealistic body image, leading to anorexia and other disorders?


A short film by fashion photographer Rankin is followed by a discussion with an exciting panel including Dr. Susie Orbach (Fat is a Feminist Issue), Susan Ringwood, Director of EDAUK (Eating Disorders Association U.K.), plastic surgeon Mr. Simon Withey, and members of the fashion press.


29th June: Fashion and Working Conditions:


Is there an ethical revolution sweeping through the world’s sweatshops? As the Independent suggested in a recent article?


Are large fashion companies really cleaning up their act and turning away from inhumane working conditions? A distinguished panel, chaired by a marketing guru with a conscience, Diane Verde Nieto from Clownfish Marketing, includes fashion icon Katharine Hamnett, fashion journalist Fleur Britten, Chad Hagen, CEO of Wildlife Walks, and a member of the pressure group Labour Behind The Label.


13th July: Fashion and Faith Imagery:


Does the fashion industry have a responsibility to show sensitivity towards people’s religious convictions?


Or can sacred images be plundered in the name of art? A thought-provoking discussion led by art critic and fashion writer Ana Finel Honigman will be based on controversial instances of high fashion that appropriates religious garments and references images considered sacred by religious groups.


Tickets: £7 per person (Concessions £5)


To book please call: 0207 407 8664


For further information please contact: Michelle Arnusch on 020 7407 8664 or e-mail marketing@ftmlondon.org  



Now On The Show at the RCA



You can now check out Show One from this year’s batch of RCA students. On display you’ll find work from the departments of Ceramics & Glass; Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery; Painting; Photography and Printmaking.


When: Open 10.00am – 6.00pm daily until 5th June


Where: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU


Entry: Free


Also now on is The Show: Sculpture at the RCA Sculpture School at 15-25 Howie Street, Battersea, SW11. Until 5th June open 10.00am – 8.00pm weekdays and 10.00am – 6.00pm weekends.




There are a few tickets left for the RCA Fashion Show on Wednesday 8th June – £10 for the 4.00pm Show and £25 for 6.15pm Show and Champagne Reception.


For tickets call 020 7590 4566





Students from the London College of Fashion BA Fashion Studies course showed off designs this week with their very own catwalk show. BAFS is a 4 year part-time degree course which gives students the freedom to hold down a full time job – therefore attracting many mature students. Don’t let the part-time tag fool you though, students on the course often refer to it as˜part-time with full-time expectations. Highlights from the show included tailored meets casual menswear from Mavrick Stylianou, acid bright eveningwear from Afroze Jehan Mir and his & hers outfits by Nicola Hatfield.


From left to right designs by Mavrick Stylianou and Nicola Hatfield


Now Onâ Sin City


Sin City has been getting rave reviews over the pond and opens to UK audiences today (Fri 27th May.) Along with the film you can also check out the one and only official Sin City exhibition. Take a butcher’s at the original Frank Miller artwork (published by Titan Books) and life size sculptures of the characters from the film.


Frank Miller’s Sin City Exhibition


Where: Dreambagsjaguarshoes, 34 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2.



Sin City


Setting the scene with artwork from the original graphic novels, by Frank

Free Cabs for the Girls


From May 30th women in London will be able to catch cabs in Zone 1 & 2 for free. Not your regular black cabs mind you, but a fleet of lilac and white ones. As a part of a week long promotion for the new Andrex Quilts campaign the cabs will be assisting ladies all over central London. Men can also travel in the cabs but only if a woman invites them  boys across town aren’t happy and have called the promotion unfair and biased!


Andrex Quilts white and lilac cabs London promotion Zones 1 & 2 from Monday 30th May Friday 3rd June 2005




By JoJo Iles


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