Hackney House Fashion Day

Hackney House is a temporary space celebrating the huge contribution to fashion, culture, art, music, and industry made by residents of the borough.

Tomorrow is Fashion Day – a showcase for East London’s thriving fashion sector and exploration of Hackney’s role within London’s fashion industry. 300 free tickets have just been released  – you can register for them right here. Visitors get an exclusive limited edition Richard Nicoll tote bag among other goodies.

The interactive exhibition will include workshops and demonstrations covering all aspects of Hackney’s thriving fashion industry from its world-class education and training to high-end designs and manufactures as well as tailor-made business support and digital marketing.

Highlights include a special collaboration between designer Richard Nicoll and augmented reality company Holition; an installation from set designer Robert Storey for the Centre for Fashion Enterprise showcasing work by Christopher Raeburn, Sibling and Matthew Miller; a selection of fashion films curated by Kathryn Ferguson on behalf of The British Fashion Council’s Fash/ON Initiative; and a demonstration of sustainable garment production courtesy of The North Circular and their team of grannies.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from one of east London’s best-loved shops – Here Today, Here Tomorrow – on how to build a business on personalised production; watch leading jewellery designer and manufacturer Tatty Devine at work and pick-up one of its famous personalised laser cut pieces as well as creating a hand painted silk scarf with Pattern Consultants Patternity.

In the evening award-winning and Mercury Music Prize nominees, Polar Bear, will take to the Hackney House stage followed by a set from Superstore’s own Mikki Most.

The event is free and doors open at 12 noon for exhibitions and workshops with the speeches and the fashion presentation starting at 3.30pm.

For more information visit The Hackney House website 

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