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Review: Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show 2022

This article was originally submitted on the 25th March On Saturday the 19th of March, Edinburgh’s own eclectic cultural milieu assembled at The National Museum of Scotland for the long-anticipated ECFS 2022 show. And, after a two year Covid induced hiatus, the show did not disappoint. Under the direction of chairwoman Poppy Howard-Wall, the Renaissance […]

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Night at the Museum: fashion for the ages

Beneath a soaring glass atrium, weaving in-between world culture artefacts the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show officially took place last weekend. Diverse and artistic collections took centre stage bringing the museum and all its culture to life, showcasing moving works of art that captured the imagination and attention of hundreds of guests that came to experience […]

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Creating a canvas on the catwalk: Inga Kovalerova on bringing fashion to life at the ECFS

The Roaring Twenties. Jazz, flappers, speakeasys: the plethora of images that assemble are predominantly that of Western culture. The Russian Far East and its history of tumult and revolution however provides much inspiration for designer Inga Kovalerova. Growing up in Russia until she was 18, Inga brings her fascination with Russian culture to the runway […]

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‘Poetics of Space’: Sara Fehres on shaping tactile silhouettes in her ECFS collection

Picture the elegance of rippling waves, the gentle moves of tulle overlaying garments of white and black. Sara Fehres’ designs bring an elegance reminiscent of John Waterhouse’s ethereal Lady of Shallot, while simultaneously channelling a modern-day edge through the incorporation of blazer collars and oversized sleeves. Her upcoming collection for the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show […]

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The strong independent woman I ultimately design for: Nadia Pinkney on her ECFS collection

Leading the way for International Women’s Day, Nadia Pinkney’s upcoming collection for the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show is set to express the liberation, underlying narratives and resplendent glory of all women. Finding roaring success last year, the extensive popularity of the JUNE top providing the motivation to create her very own online shop, Nadia hopes […]

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Hannah Stote sets new summits for sustainable style

Many designers illuminating their talent this year at the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show have one issue at the forefront of their creations: sustainability. According to the Pulse of Fashion report, in 2015 the fashion industry was responsible for 1715 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, with a forecasted 63 percent upsurge by 2030. Hannah Stote is one […]

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Denim Denim Denim: Rachel Murdoch discusses her upcoming ECFS collection

Diana Vreeland once said, “Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.” Misconstrued as an unimaginative fabric, denim and elegance may at first appear incongruous. But as this year’s Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show embraces the nostalgia of the past, Gray’s School of Art graduate Rachel Murdoch is determined to spring forward menswear into […]

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Putting colour back into the century

The Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show is just five weeks away and this year’s theme kickstarts the twenties with all the glitz and glam of its predecessor. The twenties reminisce of an emerging new world of fashion and a divorce from traditional styles and expectations. Held on the 14th March, the National Museum Scotland is being […]