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Alternative Fashion Week 2012 - extra day added

Alternative Fashion Week

Event preview

DUE TO overwhelming popular demand Alternative Fashion Week 2012 is being extended to Saturday, April 21 to include original designers currently trading regularly in the Spitalfields Traders Market. All designs may be purchased as they come off the catwalk!

Previously Posted: This year, Alternative Arts is presenting East London’s major fashion event – Alternative Fashion Week – from April 16 to April 20, 2012.

For five days, Spitalfields will play host to the most original and creative collections by a fresh crop of new designers with truly innovative ideas.

Alternative Fashion Week is where all the best new designers are to be discovered. It provides a genuine alternative for them to present their work directly to the press, public and the fashion industry. Designers come from all over the UK and other parts of the world.

Over seventy designers will be selected to show their work. Hundreds of applications are received from independent designers aiming to establish their labels to recent fashion and textile graduates. Expect anything from elegant to edgy.

Fourteen different designers will show each day. Original and recycled textiles are a major feature. There’ll be womenswear and menswear from the sublime to the sensational, with an emphasis on environmental awareness and ethical sourcing.

Stunning new models will be taking to the catwalk with many arriving hot from the special model training course run for six weeks prior to Alternative Fashion Week.

Fashion shows will be open to the Press and Public daily at 1.15pm accompanied by a live contemporary Jazz band.

The Fashion Market that surrounds the catwalk from 11am to 5pm each day is a shopping sensation with stalls selling an exotic range of clothes, textiles and accessories.

Alternative Arts is a publicly funded arts organisation presenting fashion as an exciting and original art form and supporting fresh talent by producing and directing Alternative Fashion Week at no charge to the designers.

Admission: Free (includes a programme listing every designer).

Spitalfields Traders Market, Crispin Place, Brushfield Street, London, E1 (Liverpool Street Station).