In February, Fashion ComPassion and Debut Contemporary hosted WONDER-LUST, the first in a collaborative series of events which aimed to bring emerging creatives to London’s fashion and art scene. Our VIP and press launch event was held at the Debut Contemporary art gallery and showcased socially responsible fashion brands from war torn and underprivileged regions.
Wonder-Lust window display at Debut Contemporary
Fashion brands which were on display included Nawa, Numa, Palestyle, Inaaya and Lost City. Each product had been hand crafted by women artisans and told a story of beauty, history, believe and determination. Here’s just some of our favourite photos from the night:
Nawa Jean clutches paired with Maia Franceschi’s artwork. Inspired by Jean Shrimpton, a British fashion icon in the 1960s, these Nawa Jean clutch bags flaunt a minimalistic look, geometric shape and retro-vintage feel.
Inaaya jewellery products paired with Ewelina Kolaczek’s glass artwork. This fashion brand produces limited run pieces by combining classis techniques with artisanal production.
Inaaya Reverie Durri necklace and Ba’ali earrings.
Inaaya Red Sindoor Durri necklace and Ra’ani Durri necklace.
Inaaya Zenith Durri necklace and Obsidian earrings.
Lost City scarves and handbags paired with Dan Johnson’s artwork. Lost City products embody a sophisticated urban aesthetic, earth-friendly production processes and ethical business practices.
Palestyle clutches and jewellery paired with Thomas Dowdeswell’s artwork. Palestyle insures that their fashion creates awareness towards the value and history of handmade Palestinian embroidery and Arabic calligraphy, thus promoting the warmth of the heritage in a trendy manner.
Palestyle Pink Glam clutch. Made with 100% Croc Embossed leather, gold-plated calligraphy plaque with Swarovski crystals and a gold chain.
New to Fashion ComPassion! Numa jewellery and clutches paired with Adrian Scicluna’s artwork.
New to Fashion ComPassion – Numa Sun clutch.
Wonder-Lust was a huge success, with many bloggers, press reporters and fashionistas discovering exciting new brands and artworks. Check out GEO news coverage of Wonder-Lust!
We also did our own little behind the scenes video of our event which you can check out below:
We wish to thank everyone involved for all their hard work and for making the night a success!
Ms Wanda’s Wardrobe is an Uber Blog that brings together some of the best writers on the blogosphere to bring you news, features and campaigns on ethical fashion. And through the Fashion Mob ethical fashionistas attempt to make British High Streets more ethical through people power.
What are your views on ethical fashion?
Although there have been great changes in the fashion industry over the past decade, it’s move to a more ethical model is still too slow. It is lagging far behind the food industry in terms of offering consumers ethical choices across the High Street. The ethos behind Ms Wanda’s Wardrobe is that if people power can end the war in Vietnam, we should be able to get a few organic t-shirts in Top Shop!
What is your favourite piece on the Fashion ComPassion website?
I love the burqua dresses. For a start I never knew burquas came in such incredible colours. It also is a dress with a story and interesting sub text. And of course they’re also just very pretty!
Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a person who’s always changing whether it’s interests, friends, style, and even eating habits! I believe any change is good change and is always a learning experience, whether you get it right or wrong.
What are your views on socially conscious/ ethical fashion? I think socially conscious/ ethical fashion is such a great concept. We take so much away from society and from the world, and there’s no better way to give back to it than with fashion.
What is your favourite piece from the Fashion ComPassion website? I Would have to say the Gold Plated Copper Cuff & the Shipbreaker dress.