On 20th February 2013, Fashion ComPassion & renowned art gallery Debut Contemporary will host the first in a collaborative series of events which aim to bring emerging creatives to London's fashion & art scene. The launch event, 'Wonder-lust', will be held at the Debut Contemporary gallery on 82 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5RT. Complimentary cocktails will be available, courtesy of FAIR spirits.
The event will showcase socially responsible fashion brands from war torn and under privileged communities together with stunning pieces created by emerging artists from Debut Contemporary. Socially responsible brands on display include Nawa, Numa, Palestyle, Inaaya and Lost City. All these brands are hand crafted by women artisans and tell a story of beauty, history, believe and determination.
Numa Sun Clutch. Hand crafted by artisans in Tunisia. Available to purchase on the 20th.
Palestyle Black Clutch. 100% patent leather with gold-plated calligraphy plaque with Swarovski crystals. Available to purchase on the 20th.
Lost City Poetry scarf. Available for purchase on the 20th.
Inaaya Reverie Durrie necklace. Handcrafted by women in Khaipur, Pakistan. Available to purchase on the 20th.
Nawa Peacock Green Jean Clutch. Nappa leather and textured water snake leather in vibrant colours. Available to purchase on the 20th.
These must-have pieces will be paired with one of the fantastic Debut artists; Adrian Scicluna, Dan Johnson, Ewelina Kolaczek, Maia Franceschi and Thomas Dowdeswell. Debut artists delineate similar narratives in their artwork, highlighting social and ethical issues in our economy and ecosystem and celebrating life and culture in their work through painting, collage, sculpture and performance.
'Of Thirst and Degrees' by Adrian Scicluna. The artist plays with notions of absence and presence, being and place, proximity and distance; a kind of vacant reality yet very physical attachment and possibility.
'Convergence I' by Dan Johnson. The artist's work is often multimedia, using collage, painting, screenprint and spray to further emphasise the disparity of the elements he has flung together in often outlandish, but somehow harmonious juxtaposition.
Step (Aqua) by Ewelina Kolaczek. The artist works predominantly in glass sculpture to create moments of high tension and sudden release.
The Pyramid of Power by Thomas Dowdeswell. The artist's work draws its core inspiration from the early Twentieth Century art movements known as Vorticism, Futurism and Contructivism.
For more information, check out the Wonder-lust Facebook event.