CREATING A FASHION CATWALK is not something most people do every day. It’s a daunting prospect, to take a vision from a notepad of ideas to a full-scale fashion and artisan craft production.

GABRIELLA BAVONE found herself in just such a situation. As a skilled seamstress, her creativity in dressmaking attracted the attention of JANE BINNION, who on the spur of the moment, suggested the idea of creating a fashion show.​

Gabriella considered this idea, whilst working alongside other women who designers and crafters. Their ability to create bespoke outfits in a sustainable way, gave her the idea creating a fashion show which would demonstrate the possibility to be fashionable and yet environmentally-conscious at the same time.

who are we?

SLOW FASHION LANCASTER ethos

  • To raise awareness of the social and environmental damage being done by our fast fashion habit and offer realistic alternatives for all budgets

  • To showcase local makers and designers to encourage more ‘trade local’ for local economic growth.

  • To provide skills training for local women who would like to work , who have unmet aspirations due to being socially disadvantaged and who will get inspiration and support from being involved in a high profile event

 behind the scenes of the Slow Fashion Show 2018

meeting-slow fashion lancaster

slow fashion lancaster - meeting

ginette macdonald - blue lune design

choosing the models

slow fashion icon design

slow fashion lancaster icon

cat walk rehearsal

catwalk rehearsal

modelling

rehearsal at asthon hall

cat walk rehearsal ashton hall

slow fashion show modelling second rehea

photos by Ginny Koppenhol © 2018 slow fashion lancaster

meet the team

From left to right: Gabriella Bavone, Ginette MacDonald, Lisa Corkerry, Jenifer Ryder, Jane Binnion,  Claire Stephenson, Antonella Caputo, Ginny Koppenhol - photo Robert Dickinson - © Slow Fashion Show 2018

Jane Binnion founder of The Growing Club CIC
copyright © 2019 Slow Fashion Lancaster