Unless you live in Outer Mongolia, you’ll know that now is all about London Fashion Week. However, rather than it being the usual glamorous round of fabulous catwalk shows in the capital’s coolest buildings, LFW has turned into one huge political protest.
Protesters recreated a united ‘death’ outside various LFW venues, covered in blood, raising awareness for issues such as the huge landfills which labels like Burberry have been known to create. Make no mistake, the controversy surrounding “fast fashion” continues to grow.
Legacy model Naomi Campbell made a bold statement at her Fashion for Relief gala, wearing a dress with blood pouring out of a bullet hole. Apparentl,y to draw attention to youth unemployment and lack of education.
The 49-year-old supermodel hosted her annual charity event during London Fashion Week on Saturday night, to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund for London. Some of the biggest names in fashion and showbiz attended or walked the catwalk, from Stella Maxwell to Leomie Anderson, but none made as big a statement as the hostess herself.
Many luxury designers lent their creations to the event, such as Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Dior, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen, with more than 60 models showcasing their designs on the catwalk.
Naomi, who founded Fashion for Relief in 2005, had earlier walked the red carpet in another striking dress, which was completely sheer with only sequins strategically covering her modesty. Fashion for Relief aims to fight poverty and disadvantaged people around the world and has raised millions in donations over the past 14 years.