The Waltham Forest Fashion market curated by Waltham Forest Fashion (@lb.wf.fashion) in association with Fashion District (@fd_london) takes place at Fellowship Square on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August.
The market will showcase the innovative work of over 20 local independent fashion designers and curators of pre-loved, vintage clothing and accessories.
Stall holders include:
4649.rec, Alice Acreman Silks, By Kalax, Carloyn Abbott Textiles, The B Happy Studio.com, Formation Jewellery, Galloway Leather, Glow, Kaori Yatsumoto, Lady Rebel Store, London Cushions, Mamiluk Kids, Nikaya Kimono Cult, Om Baby, Percy Langley, Peacock Dreams, Saywood Studios, Support a Small Business Events, Smith and daughters Vintage, Theodora Goes Wild, V Goods and Vintageakimbofinds.
The market is a great opportunity to shop and browse the latest trends and support local talent.
Delicious local fare will be available from Two Chefs, London Starrs and Marli's Kitchen.
Live music curated by local arts gurus Continental Drifts will keep events buzzing with a Global Local, Local Global Special, local dance group Leaders Academy will be performing a specially choreographed dance routine around the fountain, Soho Theatre return to the Square to offer some free comedy workshops and there's a fantastic art installation being created through-out the weekend by artist Sol Sato.
2pm-3pm 🎭Soho Theatre Workshop: Writing your first play
3pm-4pm 🎭Soho Theatre: Theatre Making Workshop
3pm - 5pm 👉Dj set: Emily Dust (Radio1 and Radio1 Xtra) Firmly rooted in the UK's underground, Emily seamlessly blends together forward-thinking club sounds like dancehall, baile funk, bass, kuduro, batida and gqom.
1pm - 3pm 👉Dj set: Movimientos' DJ Cal Jader is joined by performers from Somos Chibchas bringing dances from the Colombian Caribbean and beyond!
3pm-4pm: 🎭Soho Theatre: Theatre Making Workshop
3pm - 5pm 👉Dj set: Vanessa Maria
And Here We Meet is a stunning visual art installation exploring multiculturalism, colour and sustainable materials created by Sol Sato and local art students. The installation will be developed over the weekend and placed in situ in the large trees at the top of Fellowship Square until 14 August.
Waltham Forest Fashion, with the backing of Waltham Forest Council and in association with Fashion District, is a community of independent designers, curators of vintage clothing and accessories, creatives and local industry experts who are working in harmony to create their very own inclusive circular fashion ‘village’ creating a strong sustainable fashion network in the borough.
Global Local is the brainchild of Continental Drifts, who have lived and worked in the Borough for 25 years. Global Local concentrates on music that uses the sounds of the world mixed with the 21st Century sounds of the UK and in this case Waltham Forest.
Continental Drifts produces and programmes some of the country's greatest events, from Shangri Las in Glastonbury, to events for Royalty and vast events with the Likes of Toots and The Metals and the Idles. In a usual year they will produce events for over 1 million people and utilise 100s of new band, performers and whole circus's.
Sol, or Solomon Sato, is a London-based artist. His practice pushes the boundaries of painting, sculpture and film by introducing a sensory ethnographic philosophical layer. His work is based on connections between places, objects, peoples, rituals and beliefs.
Leaders are an award winning community group, who are deeply rooted with our local communities, connecting children and young people to healthy recreational activities delivered by instructors who work with global brands, in an effort to help them overcome inequalities with disadvantages in society they normally face which have now been exacerbated during the pandemic. Leaders aim is to re-engage our children, young people and adults back to the cycle of physical activity, exercise and socialisation that comes through participation.