What a fashionABLE month of May it has been! Here are some more pictures from lovely Geri McDonnell!
Our FashionABLE Show last Friday, May 12 was a GREAT success!
We would love to thank our entire FashionABLE Team and everyone who came out to show their support.
It was a fun-filled day platforming Inclusivity, Diversity and Integrity in the fashion industry. An ideology that we are committed to continue pursuing in the years to come.
Check out some great photos of the show below...
COMING up next Friday 12 May at 12.00pm is ‘fashionABLE‘ catwalk show in Waverley Station with special appearance from Jack Eyers in his World Fair Trade tartan kilt.
The show returns this spring with even more celebrity glitz and glamour, highlighting that diversity in life does not mean exclusion from the catwalk as all ages, shapes and cultures are encouraged to be a part of the event.
The collections this year have a Scottish, Upcycled/Recycled and Fair Trade theme and with special guest for World Fair Trade Day, president of the World Fair Trade Organisation, Rudi Dalvai, traveling from Italy to celebrate a weekend of Fair Trade celebrations in Edinburgh.
The spring fashionABLE line-up includes TV presenter, Gail Porter, leading the show; compere TV chef Tony Singh MBE; Raygan Bold, Upward Mobility; catwalk and modelling advice from Angel Sinclair, founder of Models of Diversity and dynamic Jack Eyers, model ambassador and personal trainer, who will be wearing a kilt for the very first time.
Jack has made history by becoming the first male model amputee to make it to the finals of the Mr England contest following his win as ‘Mr Dorset 2017. He was also the first amputee model to take part in New York Fashion Week in 2015 and has gone on to build an impressive list of catwalk appearances.
Asked what he thought about modelling in a kilt, Jack said: “Well, if you had asked me a few years ago if I would be modelling – the answer would probably be no!
“And as to wearing a kilt that would not even have occurred to me, but – thanks to Models of Diversity – I have gained the confidence and guts to get out there and having my very own World Fair Trade tartan kilt made for me by Braw Kilts is an immense honour indeed and would encourage any guys keen to join me on the catwalk to get in touch!”
Jack added: “I played an extra role in Outlander as a young soldier and loved the whole experience and I look forward to finding out more about the whole Scottish history and clan heritage.”
Founder of Models of Diversity, Angel Sinclair, said: “We are really looking to develop professional and confident skills with our models this year.
“There are techniques for poise and control whether someone is fully mobile or not and our model ambassador, Jack Eyers, will be demonstrating how to encourage our models to believe in themselves.
FashionABLE creates opportunities and empowerment for people of all shapes, sizes, ages, cultures, disabilities, and fashionABLE fulfills that in bucket loads – who want to model new and exciting independent fashion.
Commenting on her involvement in fashionABLE, presenter and host, Gail Porter, said: ”I am immensely proud of being part of this show as I have been an ambassador for the Fair Trade movement for many years.
“World Fair Trade day unites us with Fair Trade producers globally and I am thrilled to be part of the weekend’s events celebrating Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation with our very own World Fair Trade tartan.”
TV chef, Tony Singh MBE, said: “I’m really excited to be a part of this year’s fashionABLE event, again, to help highlight that diversity in life does not mean exclusion from the catwalk and designs.
“It’s a fantastic and worthwhile cause that I encourage young people of all different types to get involved in and hope we see a few more young guys getting involved.”
Director of LocalMotive Markets and FashionABLE brainchild and organiser, Tania Pramschufer, said: “We were over the moon last year with the response, support and help for our new diverse fashion event – fashionABLE.
“And it was a real feather in the cap of all those involved with creating and organising this event for the first time last autumn and the amazing lengths they went to, to make it a success. We have an incredibly talented and passionate team, our next steps for FashionABLE to become a social enterprise, develop further in Edinburgh and then to take to other cities.
“FashionABLE events showcase fashion with integrity, this time around we have three fantastic collections; Up/recycled, Fair Trade & Scottish and to celebrate Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation, this event launching World Fair Trade tartan and four fun and fabulous Fair Trade fashion collections.”
Talking about the ethical responsibilities around the creation of the World Fair Trade Tartan, Nick Statt, sales manager, House of Edgar, said: “The House of Edgar is delighted to be weaving the very first World Fair Trade tartan.
“It is a wonderful tartan for Scotland and we hope it will now go on to support all WFT members worldwide.
“The fact that we were approached to collaborate on this project because of our vigilant approach to ethical supply chain and raw material sourcing is of great pride to the company and we hope to be able to help promote the WFT ethos for years to come.”
Jumping on the chance to undertake the styling of models for the event, Luigi Maldera, designer and stylist at Remode Collective, said: “Remode Collective is a fresh new social enterprise based in Edinburgh.
“We are a very diverse group of women and men, coming from different countries and with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds that share the same passion for ethical and sustainable fashion. Our activities include: sewing classes, upcycling workshops and events, production of eco-friendly fashion and free drop-in sewing surgeries and volunteering opportunities.”
Following Upward Mobility’s involvement last year, team leader, Grant McLay, said: “Our team at Upward Mobility have a wealth of creative talent that fits well with the fashion industry and we see this as a great progression to develop those skills even further.
“The thought that someone disabled or with additional support needs – has a chance to be involved in mainstream fashion has made an enormous impression to our team and we now have to rise to the challenge and support them in their quest to realise their full potential at this amazing event.”
Also backing the event, Juliet Donnachie, station manager, Network Rail, said: “We are delighted to be a part of fashionABLE once again and support this amazing event at Waverley Station.”
Check out last year’s fashionABLE debut at: https://ethical.tv/2016/10/20/fashionable-at-waverley-station-market-httpsvimeo-com188139989/
Press Release: http://www.allmediascotland.com/media-releases/122998/media-release-model-jack-eyers-launching-world-fair-trade-tartan-kilt-at-fashionable-show-on-12-may/
For more photos visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/localmotivemarkets/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1214735338568033
fashionABLE fashion show, taking place on the eve of World Fair Trade Day, the 12th of May at Waverley Station market by Platform2, Edinburgh.
This exciting show aims to promote inclusivity, diversity and integrity- together with beautiful fashion for people from all walks of life.
There will be three collections showcased on the day: Fair Trade, Recycled/Upcycled and Scottish.
All very exiting!! So, don't forget to mark your diaries for May the 12!
We are less than 6 weeks away from our great catwalk event and our team continues to grow with many people excited to be part of a fashion show platforming diversity, inclusivity & integrity in the fashion industry.
If you would like to be part of a great team it is not too late to join!
It is a great COLLABORATION/VOLUNTEERING opportunity
The areas of support vary and include: event set up & close down, assisting models and taking care of collections, managing the welcome desk (signing people in, general information etc.), distributing flyers etc.
*LocalMotiveMarkets provides references and certificate in return for your kind help and support with the show
We also welcome more designers to showcase their Scottish/Recycled/Fair Trade fashion; and MUAs to do the make-up on the day.
For more information contact Olya Arren at firstname.lastname@example.org
FashionABLE Model Casting OPPORTUNITY on Thursday 16 March at St Margarets House, models with flair, passion - all shapes and sizes, males and females.
One model selected at the actual fashionABLE show on Friday 12th May to win a professional photo shoot with Angel Sinclair from Models of Diversity. 🤗 For information, email email@example.com
TEAM fashionABLE are back on the runway for another inspiring fashion event on Friday 12th May, within the market by Platform 2. So excited and delighted to provide such a quality event that platforms integrity, inclusivity and diversity within fashion as well models from all walks of life. More exciting information coming your way soon...
If you would like to join fashionABLE then be in touch, we are looking for make up artists, models, hair stylists, sound engineers as well runners and dressers. This is a non for profit event that relies 100% on volunteers!
Our first meeting for the year, Friday 13th January at St Margaret's House, if interested message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TEAMfashionABLE/
Created and organised by LocalMotive Markets and a fantastic team as well support, fashionABLE was a great success, so many inspiring people involved from all walks of life. This event inspired by Stacy Paris and Raygan Bold, two amazing people.
This event is all about making fashion for real people, about inclusivity and diversity and bringing great designers to the catwalk, their designs modelled by regular people.
We had a great turn out of people as well press and media and here we share some great memories with you.
If you would like to be involved with next years fashionABLE contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Braw Kilts was set up this year by Jack Hope. After not being able to find a steady job after he left school, Jack decided to set up his own kilt business in Edinburgh. Jack is very passionate about all things Scottish and set up Braw Kilts to showcase the great quality of the kilt making craft. Braw Kilts takes pride in knowing that all of their kilts are made to the highest standard by a kilt maker who has over 30 years experience in making Traditional/Bespoke Hand Sewn Kilts.
Braw Kilts make Traditional/Bespoke Hand Sewn Kilts and also make and design tweed kilts using a variety of the finest tartans available with both traditional styling and traditional with a modern twist. They can also add a solid fringe to the kilt to make it personalised and have three different choices of coloured straps that clients can pick from.