ILFWDA returned to London fashion week with a sustainable fashion catwalk with Beach Blanket Babylon Notting Hill as the back drop to their latest London Fashion Week show. Starting with a drinks reception at 12.00pm, a show of the sustainable collections was held in the ballroom with live music to accompany it.

The show featured collections from eight independent sustainable designers including an exclusive collection from the American award-winning brand by Jeff Garner, Prophetik who hosted the show.

The event was sponsored by designer Jeff Garner and his brand Prophetik. Garner showcased an exclusive 25 piece sustainable collection named “Women of the Crown”. The designs in Garner’s collection all take influence from regents such as Catherine of Medici, Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, among others.

The “Women of the Crown” collection featured ethically source sustainable materials such as beautiful craft lace, Kirkcaldy Linens, Scottish Tartans and Knockando Wool. Garner, as a designer, places significant importance on using sustainable fabrics and traditional skills.

The ILFWDA also showcased other ethical, sustainable designers at their event such as Stacey Strahand. Stacey Strahand is well known at London Fashion Week for designing clothes for women with a powerful personality and unique fashion style. Inspired by the heritage of fabric making in Yorkshire, they place strong emphasis and value on using traditional techniques and sustainable English materials to ensure ethical practice really sets Stacey Strahand apart from the rest.

Another sustainable collection featured in their show was Nadira Mehjoub’s evening gowns collection. The collection included evening gowns and two-pieces heavily adorned with embroderie and embellishment and used beautifully delicate, yet sustainable, fabrics such as lace and silk.

The event was held at the beautifully decadent Beach Blanket Babylon. The interior design of the location suited perfectly to the focus on tradition and history and to designs of the collections featured at the ILFWDA’s show.

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