Save the date! SLOW showcase | Future of Fashion Weekend

Ever fancied attending an event hosted by one of the most famous London members club? Now you’ve got a chance to do so at The House of St Barnabas, the Soho based charity and not-for-profit members’ club that supports people affected by homelessness.

During London Fashion Weekend 24th-25th February, the Future of Fashion Weekend will take place at The House of St Barnabas and include an exciting showcase SLOW, which will celebrate a group of designers exploring ethical issues in fashion and a Craft Salon, a workshop that will teach Londoner’s the art of mending and simple embroidery. Both events will provide platforms for consumers to explore challenges facing the fashion world, discuss the solutions, meet the innovators, and learn about actions they can take to make real positive change.

The Future of Fashion Weekend is the first in a line of partnerships for The House of St Barnabas that will spotlight individuals and organisations that are disrupting the status quo and striving to create a better world. By providing a platform to explore social and environmental challenges, giving members of their not-for-profit club and wider community access to ideas, information and innovations, The House of St Barnabas is supporting Londoners to do more good, where they can.

Fashion Revolution is a global movement founded by Orsola de Castro and Carry Somers. Orsola has continually spearheaded conversations about ethics in the fashion industry. She was co-founder of Estethica at London Fashion Week, has worked on upcycled collections with Topshop and Speedo and is a visiting Fellow at Central Saint Martins.

SLOW will be a showcase of emerging and established young designers: Sole Ferragamo, Katie Jones, Elliss Solomon, Bethany Williams, and Ada Zanditon’s work responds to social issues, social and environmental justice, people and our planet, with aesthetics of craft, manmade, slow and small.

“Fashion is losing its frivolous image and entering a phase where thoughts and principles are inextricably linked with the process of design and making. It is still opulent, but the new luxury is linked with the intricacies of everyday lives, with the glorious irregularities that come from human mistakes, with making, and the time it takes to make things that last. Gloss fades, reality is forever.” Orsola de Castro.

The Craft Salon, hosted by Bethany Williams, will bring a splash of colour and creativity to an informal discussion of ideas, innovations, hopes and solutions for the fashion industry. Consumers can take part to pick up a new craft, learn the art of mending and simple embroidery, and meet with a group of like-minded people.

Tickets for the SLOW showcase are free but must be reserved here (10-7pm on Friday 24th February and 12-7pm on Saturday 25th February).

Tickets for the Craft Salon with Bethany Williams on Saturday 25th February 2-5pm cost £5 and are available here.