Celebrate Leicester’s independent fashion creatives

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The level of fashion design talent in the Leicester is exceptional, and now a number of the city’s top designer-makers are exhibiting at LCB Depot as part of LCB Design Season 1. The wonderfully creative community at Makers Yard are hosting a fashion showcase from 22 – 26 October, including a chance to meet the designers and make purchases on Thursday 25 October.

Makers Yard is located in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, and provides an award-winning, dynamic and inspiring workspace for creative entrepreneurs. The Makers Yard building itself is actually a listed building, which is the oldest surviving hosiery factory in the East Midlands. It’s now been sensitively restored into ten studios which house a growing creative community of artists and designer-makers.

From 22 – 26 October, eight of Makers Yard’s top talented designer-maker studios will present their fashion works in the showcase located in spaces around LCB Depot, as part of Makers’ Yard Fashion Week.

All of the exhibitors work in fashion, with a cross contamination of art, craft, heritage and couture. It’s truly the best of Leicester’s designer community and a perfect opportunity to see the talent that fills the vibrant hub in the Cultural Quarter.

Giulia Mio Millinery – one of the designer-makers taking part in the showcase

Businesses exhibiting their works include:
Eriko Ogungbeje – knitted garments and fashion accessories
Felt 4 Art Sake – designs in felt by Sushila Pillai
Giulia Mio Millinery – haute couture milliner
Gurtej Matharu Clothing – Indo-Western designs
Helen Howe Atelier – handmade luxury tweed clothing
Love White Rabbit – designs for your desires
Pip’s Wonderland – Glitter Bags, Bag Charms and much more
Rare Folk – bespoke, rare hair and body adornment

One Thursday 25 October between 6-9pm you’ll be able to head down to LCB Depot to meet and network with the companies involved, as well as to purchase your favourite items. Entry is free and there’ll be refreshments available from on-site GRAYS Coffee Shop & Kitchen.

LCB Design Season 1 runs launched in September and runs for 8 weeks in the city’s Cultural Quarter. The remaining programme of events can be found on the website www.designseason.uk and you can follow updates on Twitter and Instagram @lcbdesignseason.