The Jaded Life Collective comprises an informal, rotating membership of up to 70 designers who take part in various fashion events from runway showcases to tradeshows, pooling experience and expertise to demonstrate the collective's mission of effecting mutual support to emerging talent. Fashion shows are curated to showcase complementary designers thematically for a given show. This is facilitated in part by partners and sponsors who support the Jaded Life Collective's social enterprise ethos and values. We acknowledge the ongoing support of many individual supporters and organisations, especially those listed below who have contributed to enable the next scheduled British Fashion Council London Fashion Week event to take place, featuring both new and returning JLC designers. This tenth catwalk iteration of the JLC's participation since its establishment in 2017 (see NEWS: 27/11/17) is sponsored by the BFC, Jaded Life having been a BFC member since 2020. Since its inception, many alumni designers have used the platform as a springboard to launch successful careers from being stocked in prestigious department stores and exclusive boutiques (e.g.Vaseghia) to setting up atelier studios commissioned by Versace having worked with Dua Lipa and Shakira (Nicola Bacchilega) and collaborating with such celebrities as Michelle Obama (Bunmi Koko) and most recently Beyonce on tour (Melissa Simon-Hartman) while twice British Vogue-featured Sibu (see NEWS: 23/9/22) has dressed Grace Jones (see NEWS: 6/7/14) and 2022 Grammy-winning opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo (see NEWS: 5/10/22). Moreover, the JLC has pushed the envelope in terms of creative high tech with Holition and the augmented reality specialists Deep Gears' animated 'avatar army' who otherwise has gone on to work with Hugo Boss while Alec Christie has shot fashion films for the Cannes Festival. Additionally, we also promote the artistic contributions of catwalk set designers such as award-winning florist Wagner Kreusch who recently worked for Rick Owens and international painters Daniela Raytchev and Bruce Chidovori. A new initiative in 2024 is to promote several featured current fashion design students collectively in a capsule Saint Martins Collection.
Partners & Sponsors
Nikki Kravshik, Stephanie Harrison, Emma Early, Audrey Khew & Georgia Mulvaney-Thomerson @ The British Fshion Council:
organisers of London Fashion Week & founders of The Institute of Positive Fashion:
instituteofpositivefashion.com & administrators of the London Fashion Showcasing Fund sponsoring this event.
Jenny Paul @ Unite Hair UK: instagram.com/unite_hair_uk?hl=en
Claire Perez @ New York Makeup Academy: instagram.com/newyorkmakeupacademy
Sonia Amini : instagram.com/sonia_amini: video editor & media producer
Amar Thapen @ Amar Thapen PR: backstage management & concierge
University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins & London College of Fashion : arts.ac.uk: global #2 art & design university
Andes to the World Collection
Curated capsule Lustre Collection, exemplified by sequinned feather dresses.
The Phoenix Collection 'embodies a resurgence of style, symbolising renewal and transformation reflected in vibrant, fiery hues and dynamic patterns'.
Zulu Rust Collection 'features a refinement of Afrosamurai accents: traditional identities form armour against the elements and life's travails.'
Saint Martins Collection featuring 8 looks from current CSM post-graduate womenswear and menswear designers:
Yu Hamana: instagram.com/____________yu____________/ (2 looks)
Kessho Collection (Crystal): 'a prayer for humanity's future realisation of a desired merger with the innocence of nature through blood, sweat and tears.'
Shino Hitosugi: instagram.com/x_shino_z (2 looks)
Between A and B Collection 'focuses on the unique attractiveness that resides in the imperfections of the process of evolution.'
HUMANS Collection 'highlights the experience of Thai transwomen in challenging societal norms while drawing inspiration from traditional culture and resilience within the LGBTQ community in using secondhand men's garments to symbolise adaptation.'