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Two sustainable fashion shows coming to Coventry this week

Ryan Smith 25th Apr, 2022

TWO events designed to raise awareness around sustainable fashion and upcycling will be heading to Coventry.

Haus of Kraft Presents: Beneath the Seams will be coming to the Assembly Festival Garden tomorrow (April 26).

The show is made by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, a world renowned creative artist who choreographed the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, as well as designer Marsha Roddy.

Beneath the Seams will showcase creations by Coventry based refugees and migrants, as well as those currently out of work.

The performance is a visual dance fashion show featuring original music from DJ Walde, as well as new poetry inspired by six different writing commissions.

The spectacle will feature fashion made up of mostly waste textiles and sustainable materials to shed a light on the global impact of fast fashion.

It will start at 7.30pm at the Queen of Flanders Spiegeltent, followed by an afterparty with local drag queens where with artists will be holding a meet and greet.

The following day you’ll be able to see Junk Kouture, the worlds largest youth sustainable fashion competition, come to the UK for the first time.

Local primary school children have made some creative designs to mark the occasion, and they’ll be shown off in a sustainable fashion parade.

Secondary school finalists will share their creations for the first time, and there are plans to develop it into a multi school competition next year.

The event has been funded by the Spirit of 2012, the British Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Fab Lab Factory have partnered with the event and it’s been supported by Coventry College.

It aims to give young people the platform to create work that will have a lasting positive change through creativity and fashion.

Previous Junk Kouture winners will also be in attendance.

Creative director at Coventry City of Culture Trust, Chenine Bhathena, said: ā€œIā€™d like to thank the Haus of Kraft team and Junk Kouture for their support in helping to make these events a reality and congratulate all participants on the work they have produced and will now have the chance to share with the city and a global fashion audience.ā€

For more information and tickets to Haus of Kraft: Beneath the Seams, visit https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/haus-of-kraft-presents-beneath-the-seams/ or https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/haus-of-kraft-welcomes-junk-kouture/to learn more about Junk Kouture.

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