Milliemanu Star at the ‘sell-out’ 2015 Barnes Charity Fashion Show
Now in it’s fifth year, the Barnes Charity Fashion Show has become a highlight in the Barnes community calendar. Due to high demand for tickets, the 2015 event is spanning two sell-out nights. Fashion labels and retailers showing range from local independent labels like milliemanu to larger national chains with local branches including Jigsaw and Phase Eight. Milliemanu is the only childrenswear label showing and one of only a small handful taking part who still design and produce their garments locally.
The Barnes Charity Fashion Show launched in 2010 in response to the closure of many of the shops in Barnes High Street due to the recession. The Barnes Community Association and St Mary’s Barnes devised a charity fashion show to provide a platform for local designers and retailers to showcase their ranges to residents, driving awareness and increasing store visits as well as supporting a number of worthy local causes.
The Event is a prime example of the success that comes from communities working together. And would be nothing without the support and resources of local retailers and volunteers tasked with producing it. This year proceeds from the Barnes Charity Fashion Show will be supporting:
The Friend’s of St Mary’s funds the maintenance of St Mary’s church, The Oldest building in Barnes.
The Castelnau Community Centre provides support to those in the community who need it. From kids clubs and playgroups, to community cooking groups, advice and support sessions, the centre plays a valuable and active role.
Age UK Richmond provides a range of services including the popular Barnes Green Social Centre to help the elderly in the borough live more independent and fulfilled lives.
South West Magazine’s coverage of the Barnes Charity Fashion Show