Razz’s social officer, Kate, tells us about her fashion experience…
This time last week M+D Rooms staged the Go Green Fashion Show as part of Green Week and I was roped into modelling the clothing on the catwalk. The fashion show was put on by Be the Change Society, and featured local and highstreet ethical brands such as Topshop, Anna Greenabelle, and Chandi Chowk (next the Thistle hotel). The catwalk offered recycled, organic and fair trade alternatives to our everyday looks and there were stalls from local traders for purchase afterwards.
Some of the clothing on show was not the most fashionable or inspiring, the yellow wooly jumper I wore in the charity shop jumpers section was fairly hideous but the right ethos was behind it. The outfits from Chandi Chowk were a highlight with some nice gap yah-esque traveller baggy trousers, harems (my favourite) and loose cotton shirts, they were just VERY expensive being organic cotton. Never the less go to the shop and look around, they have some lovely material and scarves on sale. An outfit I wore by Roses are Rubbish was highly recycled and interesting, featuring a bracelet made of wellies left over at glastonbury, a bag with a seatbelt strap for a handle and THOSE shorts made of old tent (cool idea but NOT attractive!).
The second half of the event was ‘make your own’- a pile of rubbish on the stage and the invitation for the audience to make their own with a prize for the best outfit. This was great fun and it made my term/maybe year to see English Soc president Mark Gibbs and his friend Nath Lawes in nothing but cardboard and binbag underpants. You may remember these boys from our ‘Mischief and Monsters’ fashion shoot! From furry monsters to recycled pants I think it fair to say this double act stole the show…yet again.