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Petticoat Lane Fashion Salon with London Met Uni

Author: London Metropolitan University


London Met’s School of Art, Architecture and Design has worked with London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Historic England to present an exhibition celebrating the rich local history of fabric and textile shops on Petticoat Lane.

Fourteen fashion students have been chosen to display garments created from locally sourced African Wax fabrics, alongside their research and the stories behind the items. Fashion Photography students have produced and photographed the fashion shoots shown in the exhibition.

It will be an energetic event, providing both students and local communities the opportunity to showcase their resources, skills and potential to invited guests, press and other local communities. Shopkeepers, students and community members have been invited to explore with the garments at the live salon event on Thursday 9 June at 3.30pm, before the Fashion Graduate Show at 5.30pm.

The garments and the photographs here showcase the extraordinary work produced through the partnership of student skills and talent with local community resources, partnerships with live clients and the University’s commitment to Empower London.

The event is part of an ongoing partnership between London Met, Acrylicize, Nuveen, Wentworth Street High Street Heritage Action Zone and London Borough of Tower Hamlets High Streets Team aimed at celebrating historically significant high streets like Petticoat Lane.

The Salon opens Thursday 9 June 3.30 – 5.30pm, with the winners’ announcement at 4.30pm

The exhibition will be open until Monday 13 June 7pm.

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