Forest Hill, South East London: 22-25 September 2016
Forest Hill Fashion Week showcases local talent in a festival of fashion, design and craft.
Featuring established & up-and-coming designers, the fashion week is organised by Forest Hill Arts: a group of volunteers with local shops, cafés, bars, other venues and community interest groups all joining forces to fund and host an exciting line-up of fashion-themed events – illustrating Forest Hill’s community spirit, creativity, love of sharing and commitment to high street regeneration.
The 2015 theme was ‘Creativity, Community and Culture’ – three things that definitely make Forest Hill such a vibrant and unique part of London and FHFW 2015 focused on the unique community cohesion that exists in Forest Hill. There were several themed events over the week that involved the whole community, as well as the main catwalk fashion show featuring local and up and coming designers. The catwalk event closed with a very special show from ‘Pavement2catwalk‘, an inspiring organisation dedicated to involving people with mental health problems, addiction issues and disabilities in creative projects using fashion and design. The Pavement2catwalk section of the show focused on homelessness, addiction, disability, mental health and the elderly.
Founded in 2013 by South East London local Louise Brooks, this bi-annual event builds on the momentum created by the SEE3 Portas Pilot investment to regenerate local high streets in the area.
FHFW will feature workshops, exhibitions, family events and catwalk shows hosted by Forest Hill’s local businesses.
Forest Hill Fashion Week is a family friendly, inclusive, community festival with something to offer for people of all ages – celebrating South East London’s wonderful creative buzz.