Fashion parade showcases a flavour of African designs

Wandsworth-based fashion designer and artist Fée Uhssi hosted The Black and Ethical Fashion Show at Southside Shopping Centre – drawing plenty of admiring onlookers.

The catwalk event at the mall off Wandsworth High Street showcased Fée’s Art of Fashion Wrapping capsule collection alongside exclusive designs from Wandsworth-based black designers and sustainable black-owned fashion and jewellery labels.

For those in the know, these inluded Bolomo Mali, Catherine Marche, Nzingha Jewellery, Rare Culture London and Amaya for Africa.

Fée Uhssi also curated a heritage collection showcasing and celebrating traditional African textiles and garments from her private collection.

She told South London Press: “The show went extremely well and beyond expectations. I am truly grateful to Southside Shopping Centre and Wandsworth council for supporting this event.

“I am very proud of what we achieved by bringing people from all backgrounds in this collaborative project to promote unity in diversity and sustainability.

“I would like to congratulate my team Tiziana Coppetelli, Xharlotte Bennett and Reuben P Joseph and salute my fellow ethical fashion and sustainable jewellery designers Catherine Marche, Beverly Quintal for Nzingha Jewellery, Simone Connell for Rare Culture London for taking part.

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to share my work and showcase my Art of Fashion Wrapping capsule collection within my area and with my community while inspiring people to embrace body positivity.”

Pictured top: Garment on parade (All pictures: Carine Lucchese)

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