Re-dress is running Better Fashion Week from May 18th - 22nd and we need your support to make it happen. The Better Fashion Week brings together some of the best international and national labels and names for a host of events aimed at inspiring creativity and change in the Irish fashion industry.
This year we've confirmed some amazing names and labels; we are bringing Parisian sustainable fashion label Andrea Crews to Ireland for a live public showcase on Saturday the 21st. Andrea Crews' focus is 100% on creating pieces with minimum environmental impact using waste garments and upcycling techniques.
On the 18th they will also sit on a panel discussing ‘Future Fashions’ and hosted by one of the biggest names in Irish fashion: Eilis Boyle. Joining them will be award winning ethical label from New York - Study NYC.
We're focussing on sustainability at home on the 19th when we run the Mentoring Sessions, a chance for young designers and fashionistas to sit face to face with some of the industry's best and learn more about getting into the industry here. Artist and Designer for Lady Gaga among others
On Friday the 20th there will be a free screening of China Blue a movie shot undercover in a jeans factory in China that highlights the social impacts of one of the largest global industries.
Throughout the whole week we'll be bringing you the pop up of pop up shops; with names like Ada Zanditon , Una Burke and Ruth Duignan on the bill this is your chance to pick up classic pieces from the biggest names.
...Overall we want this event to make Ireland the home of Better Fashion.
Re-dress’s goal has always been to push the boundaries of fashion in Ireland. Previously we have brought the legendary Katharine Hamnett, Edun and Noir to Ireland and we need your support to make this years Better fashion Week happen.
Where will your money go?
All funds raised will go towards the production of the events listed above and on the website. Funds will cover costs and expenses of venues, speakers and production only.
Re-dress was founded by Rosie O’Reilly, Kellie Dalton and Kate Nolan.
Keep spreading the word.
If you've ever come to a talk, a class, a course or a lecture, shared a thought, a contact, a joke or a bag of sweets. If we've ever asked after your sick doggy 'Melrose' and you wanted to say thanks...then please still pledge....
By going over our target we will be able to fund an event brochure with info on all involved so keep spreading the word!
What a day !
Update posted on Monday 9th May '11 @ 02:05:12
13 days ago in between booking flights and building a website the fundit logo appeared! Someone said DO IT and with 9 days to go we've hit the 1000 mark and are now looking at the possibility of costs being covered for an event that we were determined to pull off.
Thank you for putting your faith and fivers in Better Fashion Week.
We began re-dress with one sole mission: to make fashion better.
This year you did it.
Logging on and watching the support grow has been unbelievable.
rosie , kate, kellie