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Leicester Fashion District Community Interest Company (LFD CIC) Aims to Transform the City’s Fashion Scene


Leicester Fashion District Community Interest Company (LFD CIC) is proud to announce its debut as a catalyst for change in Leicester’s fashion scene. Founded by passionate entrepreneurs Sallyanne Kirk and Dr. Allan Taylor, LFD CIC is committed to spotlighting emerging designers and revolutionising accessibility to original, ethical designer fashion in Leicester.

Embracing Leicester’s Fashion Heritage

Leicester Fashion District Community Interest Company (LFD CIC) is poised to honour Leicester’s rich textile heritage while ushering it into the modern era. With a keen eye on emerging talent, LFD CIC selects designers from Leicester’s vibrant creative pool and provides them with platforms to showcase their creations. From fashion shows to ready-to-wear retail events, performances, and pop-up experiences, LFD CIC offers diverse avenues for designers to shine.

Making Fashion Responsible, Sustainable, and Accessible

Central to LFD CIC’s mission is the reshaping of Leicester’s fashion narrative. Sallyanne Kirk, Creative Director of LFD CIC, (and former learner at the FCFTA Leicester) emphasises the importance of providing a platform for emerging talent, stating; “LFD CIC is dedicated to fostering a circular economy that reinvests in Leicester’s fashion community, benefitting both designers and consumers.”

Dr. Allan Taylor, Co-Founder of LFD CIC, adds; “Leicester Fashion District is about more than just fashion; it’s about revitalising the high street and showcasing Leicester’s creativity.”

Empowering Designers of the Future

Leicester Fashion District Community Interest Company (LFD CIC) welcomes designers and fashion creatives to join its dynamic community, offering support and opportunities for growth. Through showcases, retail opportunities, workshops, guidance, and mentoring, LFD CIC aims to empower designers and provide them with a public platform to engage directly with consumers. 

Fostering Inclusivity and Innovation

LFD CIC is dedicated to fostering a vibrant, independent fashion industry in Leicester by championing support for designers and fashion creatives at every turn. Through workshops, funded courses, and creative upcycling initiatives, LFD CIC aims to cultivate community engagement and promote inclusivity while boosting confidence and mental well-being.

Join Leicester Fashion District Community Interest Company in its mission to redefine Leicester’s fashion landscape, support emerging designers, and foster a more inclusive and innovative fashion community. Explore upcoming courses and workshops and register your interest today at www.leicesterfashiondistrict.co.uk

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