Cadogan announces ‘Designers at Work’ and Sustainability Showcase hosted in Chelsea as part of London Fashion Week’s ‘Citywide Celebration’
Saturday 8 October, 10-4pm
As part of London Fashion Week’s postponed ‘Citywide Celebration’, Chelsea will be hosting ‘Designers at Work’ at the Saatchi Gallery, a market showcasing sustainable food pioneers and activations from businesses across the neighbourhood including Allbirds, Brora, Peter Jones, Monica Vinader and RIXO.
Curated by Orsola de Castro (Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution) and art directed by multi-award winning artist and designer Matthew Needham, ‘Designers at Work’ will be a series of brief encounters, a chance to meet truly revolutionary designers and be inspired to bring some of their techniques into your wardrobe. Get hands-on inspiration from the pioneers who are changing the way fashion is made and worn, featuring:
- Colechi: A collective of curators taking the London fashion scene by storm. For this special picnic, they will enact their legendary knitting club – all are invited to join, beginners to experts, for a knit and a yarn (BYOK – bring your own knit – or borrow – but be there)
- Katie Jones: ‘Crocheter extraordinaire’ Katie invites you to join her colourful world where you can watch her in action or crochet your own granny square, in hot anticipation of her book ‘Hip to be Square’ out in October
- Georgia Keeling: part of The Seam London’s excellent team of seamstresses, Georgia’s speciality is visible darning – be inspired by her meticulous darned ‘galaxies’
- Revival LDN: bringing denim upcycling to a whole new level, Revival LDN will show you how to customise and transform old denim into amazing new outfits, giving your jeans multiple lives if you care and repair
Several designer sessions will take place throughout the day, completely free but booking necessary.
Orsola comments, “At a time when looking for solutions is imperative to mitigate climate change, we are here to remind you that the road to circularity demands longevity, and that your journey starts with your wardrobe. The workshops will provide an inspiring, joyful and meaningful way to begin. Loved clothes last!”
Other highlights during the day include a ‘Stitch and Bitch’ session, a single-use plastic free Food Market featuring sustainable food pioneers at Duke of York Square and brand activations from over 20 neighbourhood shops and restaurants including a pop-up sustainability ‘kiosk’ from Allbirds, ‘Stitch It Don’t Ditch It’ sessions at Brora, recycling service at Monica Vinader, sustainable fashion shows at Peter Jones and tips and techniques from The Handbag Clinic.
Chelsea, in particular the King’s Road, has long been a home for pioneering fashion creatives. This is an opportunity to champion both todays, and those of the future.
For further information visit www.kingsroad.co.uk