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Tea party fashion exchange

Hello all! The post I’ve written today, which you may think is not specifically linked to design in sense of a piece of furniture or design scheme, but what it does have in common with the art and design world is an idea and concept are the just or even more substantial than the product itself. Enjoy!

Within certain areas of our society; work, fashion and family life, women are expected to act, look and meet certain “standards” to fit the ideological female brief. This constant self examination can breed huge competition between women and create division.

Understanding the pressures modern women face, Rastarella Falade from Nottingham (shown below, third on right) has made it her mission to break these boundaries and unite women all over the city by holding various events from open-mic nights to belly dancing, encouraging women to get together and make friends.

Rastarella teamed up with friend Iona Tamberrino to hold a fashion exchange tea party at the Vine Community Centre in Nottingham at the weekend. The initial idea started off as a small get together but as the word spread vigorously across Facebook, the exchange ended up being a pretty large event housing racks and tables full of clothes, shoes, hats and everything in between.

Even the BBC wanted a piece of the action! Continue reading

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Design of the day – The greenest shoe in the world

Launched at Amsterdam’s International Fashion week last month, these biodegradable trainers certainly stole the spot light. Designed by OAT, the “Fresh Virgin Collection” are fully biodegradable and can be planted when you’ve worn them to death! They also have little seeds in the tongue which grow into beautiful wild flowers.  Founded by innovator Christian Maats, OAT spent two years sourcing the best materials and cleanest design for the shoes. The collection of men and women’s trainers are revolutionary in eco-friendly design which you can literally wear into the ground!

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