The Jaded Life Collective comprises an informal, rotating membership of up to 60 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 BFC London Fashion Week event to take place, featuring five JLC designers and Sibu. This tenth iteration of the JLC's participation since its establishment in 2017 (see NEWS: 27/11/17) is sponsored by the BFC. 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 to setting up atelier studios commissioned by Versace and collaborating with such celebrities as Michelle Obama, Dua Lipa, Shakira and most recently Beyonce on tour while twice British Vogue-featured Sibu (see NEWS: 23/9/22) has dressed Grace Jones (see NEWS: 6/7/14) and last year's 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 painter Bruce Chidovori, this year realising a botanical theme.
Partners & Sponsors
organisers of London Fashion Week & founders of The Institute of Positive Fashion: instituteofpositivefashion.com & administrators of the London Fashion Showcasing Fund, awarding a grant for this event funded by the Greater London Authority. Jaded Life have been BFC members since 2020.
...with thanks to Stefan, Rob, Isaac, Raz, David (times 2!), Toby, Jonny, Alex, Sebastian, Alvaro, Andrew, Monica, Libra, Milda, Tia, Lyndsay, Imran, Claire, Hannah, Katy Ann, Chiara, Diana, Lela, Bell, Keihanna, Ryann, Victoria & Rania: freelance models
Jenny Paul @ Unite Hair UK: instagram.com/unite_hair_uk?hl=en
Narad Kutowaroo: https://www.instagram.com/naradkutowaroo/?hl=en: lead hair
Claire Perez @ New York Makeup Academy: instagram.com/newyorkmakeupacademy
Tracey Halliday: lead make-up artist
Derek Hyams @ Derek Hyams: derekhyams.com & instagram.com/derekhyams/?hl=en-gb: audio-visuals (liaising with Deep Gears etc.) in consultation with Yechiel Weisfish @ inteleweb.com & instagram.com/inteleweb/?hl=en
Jan Folga: backstage BTS etc. photographer @ Folga Photography: folga.co.uk & instagram.com/folgaltd, assisted by Marek: instagram.com/henrymarc_3dservice/?igshid=MWZjMTM2ODFkZg%3D%3D
Peter Cohen: vimeo.com/showcase/8894594: videography showreel, video producer
Amar Thapen @ Amar Thapen PR: backstage management & concierge
Monica Barrett @ SelfServe Drinks: instagram.com/monbazz: digital marketing: private-labelled cocktails promotion
Inigo Gilmore: twitter.com/InigoGilmore: emcee
Stuart Balmer @ NWES: nwes.org.uk: enterprise agency business mentor
Wagner Kreusch @ wagnerkreusch.com & instagram.com/wagnerjk/?hl=en & attitude-mag.com/en/print/all/2022-02-17-wagner-kreusch: florist, ikebana ma specialist
Jeweller and sculptor specialising in handcrafted goldsmithing, enamel and ceramics combining traditional culture with contemporary art forms with a robust narrative and rich visuals playing expressively on an interpretation of the Chinese character eye as meaning both judgement and as an exploration of self-identity or I.
Dissonance Collection: fierce post-Soviet 'sustainable punk' of 'conflicting yet complimentary themes, creating a sense of dissonance.'
Curated capsule Scotch Bonnet Collection, exemplified by the signature 'red hot chilli dress.'
Polluted Souls Collection: 'all gender inclusive' recycled stock brand; 'new anarchy' inspired by punk ethos.
Symphonic Wave Collection marries Chinese embroidery with Western silhouettes, creating a harmonious fusion of heritage and modernity; inspired by nature embodying a vibrant palette and intricate detailing. The botanical garden fantasy theme perfectly complements artist Bruce Chidovori's set design: 'the collection radiates with shades of soft pink, ethereal yellow and shimmering gold...invoking sunlight on petals.'
Sibu will introduce his Zulu Rust Collection featuring Afrosamurai accents against a South African Zulu Rock and Thandiswa Mazwai vibrant soundtrack while thanks are due to the LCF tailoring team led by Esther Windisch: instagram.com/esther.windisch.fashion, Jo @ UEL fashion dept. workshop, Bianca @ Walter Reginald: walterreginald.co.uk & Janine @ Freeweaver: freeweaver.co.uk/about-us & instagram.com/cloth_maker/?hl=en & wharf-life.com/tag/erna-janine: Japanese handloom weaving textiles specialist