Better Fashion Week 2012 (BFW) highlights include:
“The Art of Fashion”
An installation inspired by the concept of ‘Better Fashion’ created by Artist and Designer Helen Steele, who will also create a limited edition ‘Better Fashion Week 2012’ print.
Made In Ireland Showcase with Brown Sugar
A evening on street showcase and wrap party with sponsors Brown Sugar.
Public Talks With;
Lucy Seigle, who has written a weekly ethical living column for The Observer since 2004, and two books, including Green Living in the Urban Jungle and Fashion To Die For. Siegle has contributed to various television and radio programs, including magazines Marie Claire, Grazia and Elle. She reports and speaks about environmental issues on TV and radio, including ITV1′s The 5 O’Clock Show, Channel Five’s The Wright Stuff, Sky News and BBC Radio 4′s You and Yours and is currently a reporter for BBC Ones’s The One Show.
Dr. Kate Fletcher – Author of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles: Design Journeys, Dr. Fletcher is one of the founders of the concept of ‘Slow fashion’. Additional projects include; 5 Ways, Lifetimes, and was the curator of the exhibition, ‘Fashion for Sustainability’ at The Garanti Gallery in Istanbul in 2008. Kate is also a member of the expert panel advising the Danish Fashion Council’s sustainability initiative ‘NICE’, The Soil Association’s Textile Standards Committee, and the editorial board for the Journal Fashion Practice.
Kathy Scott – (of Trailblazers and Iceland: Ireland project) will open with a ‘behind the scenes’ themed talk on the inner workings of the fashion industry. The implication of the fashion industry on human rights in association with Amnesty, Trocaire, and the Clean Clothes Campaign Ireland
Emma Gleeson presents her Masters Paper from London College of Fashion on ‘Disposable Fashion’
Smart Lab UCD – Dr. Lisbeth Goodman chairs a panel discussion on ‘Future Textiles’ with Clarity’s Dr. Shirley Coyle, bio-sensor artist- Camille Baker, researcher in sustainable garment care- Emma D. Rigby and Smartlab’s Tara Mooney.
Better Fashion Week will also include the screening of Bill Cunningham New York, by Richard Press, a cinematic profile of the noted veteran New York City fashion photographer and the screening of Bitter Seeds by Micha Peled, which explores the controversy of biotechnology, from a village in India that uses genetically modified cotton seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them and is the third part of a trilogy about globalization.
Brown Sugar BFW is brought to you by Re-dress – for full details of the schedule, or to buy tickets go to betterfashionweek.com .
Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week
Monday, April 23, 2012
Nomadic shop (map)
6 Castlemarket (opposite Costume)
The 5th annual Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week will take place at No. 6 Castle Market Street Dublin 2 from the 23rd – 30th April and will highlight the issue of sustainable fashion through a series of pop-up shops,exhibitions, installations, events and industry talks.
Brown Sugar Better Fashion Week will kick off with a month long ‘Nomadic Shop’ in No. 6 Castle Market St and venue will host a selection of Irish designers giving discerning Irish fashionistas the chance to pick up a range of beautiful Irish designs & fashion all under one roof from the 1st – 29th April.
The shop will feature a selection of both well-known and up and coming Irish designers, including Deirdre Harte, Emma Manley, Jane Hayden, Lisa Shawgi, Sinead Doyle, Heather Finn, Unicorn Design, DeeRobyn and We Are Islanders.