Projecting personal identities through fashion, in times of economic and ecological uncertainties
is an interactive live art performance inspired by catwalks focusing on, self-expressing, making and performing. The event is led by Alma Tischlerwood and Rose Cronin from the international collective, foreign investment (FI) in collaboration with students from London College of Fashion (LCF). They have upcycled waste fabrics into a fashion collection which challenges issues of fast fashion, self-identity, waste, global trade and the social impacts of Brexit on fashion design manufactoring businesses. Through the event the artists will also facilitate a debate open to the public which will be invited collectively discuss and reflect on the themes expressed through catwalk. This will take place in a disused supermarket on Market Parade, Bakers Arms, whose empty space is not only a perfect symbol of reality, but also provides a space for reflection, to let the mind wander. Attending the event is free of charge, and light refreshments will be provided, with opportunities for networking.
This is the first of a range of cultural events organised by LCF in partnership with Waltham Forest Council for London Borough of Culture 2019 under the "Making of Change: Waltham Forest led by Dr. Francesco Mazzarella.