Oxford Fashion Studio: Since 2009 Oxford Fashion Studio, led by Carl Anglim and Tiffany Saunders, has helped 700+ designers from 70+ countries to launch collections into the UK, USA and European markets. The company began at Oxford University and then grew from there to London, New York, Milan and Paris producing shows and campaigns for independent designers across all four fashion capitals. The company has produced runway shows, speaker events, retail events, photography and art exhibitions, film screenings, networking events, live photo shoots, live fashion sketching, city-wide late openings of high street retailers and museum lates including a fashion takeover of the Ashmolean Museum attracting 2,500+ attendees. This year Oxford Fashion Studio is set to play a leading role in helping designers, fashion brands and the industry as a whole to bounce back from Covid by launching a new platform for emerging designers, by introducing a sustainable design programme and by delivering Faduma’s Fellowship.
Leah Kelly by Design
Rainforest to Runway | Far Noth Qld, Australia
Leah Kelly by Design, stands for sustainable handmade one-off couture gowns of organic wearable art. Leah presents an organic concept process of using banana bark replacing corset boning, pineapple fibre for tulle, crystals for buttons, & the original timelessness of hand embroidery. “Rainforest to Runway” is a collection of couture gowns created using natural fibres and made sustainably off-the-grid in the middle of the Rainforest of Far North Qld, Australia.
First Nations Fashion
MMIW | Tsilhqot’in Nation, BC, Canada
First Nations Fashion designer Jill Setah was born in Oliver, BC Canada in 1982 to Residential School Survivors Norah Setah from the Yunesit’in Government, and Louis August of Neskonlith Indian Band of Chase, BC. She has been a registered member of the Yunesit’in Government since birth.
SS22 | Delhi, India
ImagesBani Pasricha, a biotechnologist by education, brought her love for natural history and art to life through founding the New Delhi based label in 2011. The brand spirit is encapsulated by a vintage heart with a contemporary soul. Bani has worked with a number of Indian television personalities including Rashami Desai, Sunny Leone, Esha Gupta and Sophie Chaudhary. The brand has been seen in London, Dubai and Cannes and has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan.
TSX Design House
Transcend8 | Wisconsin, USA
TSX Design House is a socially responsible brand founded in 2002 by Ebony Adell with a mission is to transform the fashion industry by creating luxury sustainable products and services that encourage consumers to participate in a socially conscious, sustainable lifestyle. The brand creates its own designs, patterns and prints based on chakra energy to make limited-edition sustainable urban couture collections ranging from lingerie, casual wear, handbags and athletic wear to Chakra Gowns at three different price points. Transcend8 is an 8 piece sustainable luxury collection inspired by the chakras of the 7 Orishas plus Yemoja, mother of all Orishas (Universal Mother).
Anansi | Buffalo, USA
Daykeyla, by designer Daykeyla McGee, promotes self love and positive body images. Daykeyla’s latest collection, Anansi, is inspired by the story-telling trickster god of the same name in the West African, Ashanti tradition. In one of these stories Anansi teaches two boys how to make kente cloth, a hand made, basket woven cloth of cotton or silk threads, which is used as a form of story-telling.