Thursday, 06 September 2018

Fashions Finest SS19 Talks the Talk & Walks the Walk: Fashion & Inclusivity

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One of the most exciting events on London’s Fashion Week Calendar, Fashions Finest is in the final preparations for its 16th season.

On the 15th and 16th of September 2018 during London Fashion Week at The Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London Fashions Finest will do more than talk the talk. Known for their stance regarding inclusivity and the embracing of a wide range of new & explosive talent, the season goes beyond their bi-annual panel discussion ’Beyond Representation: Inclusivity and Fashion’’. Aiming to be the seed of effective change; this event is looking to influence the industry beyond its own platform and encourage pushing inclusivity on all levels. The talk is followed by a closing catwalk soirée, which will include a scintillating cocktail collaboration of LFW models and real people of all shapes and sizes, each bringing their uniqueness to the runway at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms.

Fashions Finest CEO Deborah St Louis says: “We have always firmly believed in inclusivity. Uncovering and celebrating unique beauty in ALL its forms is part of our industry. This isn’t just extended to our range of international and local fashion designers but also in the types of models we painstakingly select, to ensure our ethos is accurately outlayed for your appreciation, support and enjoyment. I am excited to not only have ex-Paralympian and successful wheelchair model Samanta Bullock on our catwalk but also a worldwide phenomenon and the first professional model with Down syndrome, Madeleine Stuart.

We held castings inviting real people who live real lives and we feel truly honoured and excited for the great sense of fun and positive energy that they in turn, bring to this event”

Fashions Finest “Let’s Talk Fashion Business” discussion panel launched by Fashions Finest on 17th September 2017, was developed to be an interactive Q&A discussion forum lead by a team of notable industry panellists whose primary goal is to enable emerging brands to successfully navigate the industry turning ideas into profit. Fashions Finest “Let’s Talk Fashion Business” has proven itself a successful solution, filling a neglected void; an extremely successful provision which remains in high demand. Follow the link to register and to avoid disappointment for this popular and regularly oversubscribed Let's Talk Fashion Business panel Beyond Representation Inclusivity and Fashion. (free event)

The Panellists include:

- Sola Oyebade CEO of Mahogany Model Management
- Frederica Boateng Lecturer & Founder of Fashion Business Education
- Samanta Bullock Ex-paralympian and wheelchair model
- Markus Roberts-Clarke BMA Model
- Rosanne Stuart Manager & Mom to the first Down Syndrome model.

Tickets to the 2-day event can be bought via 
Free beauty treatments are available for guests over two days from Fashions Finest partners Berkshire Beauty.
Fashions Finest thanks its sponsors and media partners: British Style Society, AOFMPro, R+Co, BerkshireBeauty, Fashion Enter, EuropeanLifestyle Magazine, Glam Africa

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