1pm and 3pm, with talk by Liz Jones at 4pm
We are pleased to present three top local and very individual fashion designers of wool, who have joined forces to put on a Fashion Show of distinction.
This will take place in the beautiful and atmospheric setting of Kettlewell village church. Set against the backdrop of the Dales, the designers who not only use the wool of sheep from the surrounding areas but also strongly support and promote ethical and sustainable sheep farming. The show is supported by the Fashion Team of Morton Gledhill from Huddersfield who will be supplying a number of models. This is a long established company who has built up an enviable reputation nationwide for Fashion Show Production and Model Training. Space will be limited, so don't miss out on your chance to see this memorable event.
The show will be run twice during the day at 1pm and 3pm. The Festival entry fee includes entry into this and all other events.
Izzy Lane is a cutting edge and unique ethical luxury brand which has in its short existence, since 2007, established its credentials as one of the leading ethical brands in the world. It is widely recognised as the leading voice of animal welfare in the fashion industry as well as being a leading voice for the use of British Wool and the British Textile Industry.
At it's core are the 500 rare breed sheep which have been rescued from slaughter and whose wool is used in our Collection. Our flock of Wensleydale and Shetland sheep comprise mainly of animals that would have been sent to slaughter for being - male, missing a pregnancy, being a little lame, being too small, being too old or having imperfections such as a black spot in a white fleece. We pay equal and better prices to save them. These sheep will live out their whole natural lives in our sheep sanctuary in North Yorkshire and their wool is used in our knitwear and wovens.
After studying Knitted Textiles at the Royal College of Art, Joan, Skipton based designer, began making garments from her constructed fabrics. Using high quality natural yarns such as silks, cottons, cashmere and fine wool she enjoys creating colour mixes and textures.
Joan experiments by covering the body in the different shapes of material she makes, creating elegant and practical clothes. She has many ideas and adds new and innovative conceptsto her range regularly.
Yorkshire Designer 'Makepiece' is not just a designer label – it's part of a landscape, which has for hundreds of years been shaped by the wool industry, from the dry-stone walled pastures to the packhorse tracks across the moors which took wool from farm to market.
We take natural yarns, raised sustainably, spin them as locally as possible, knit in our community, using the minimum chemical processes possible to produce a finished product that can be treasured for years. It's part of a story which knits a community with a landscape.
Morton Gledhill - The Fashion Team
The show is supported by the Fashion Team of Morton Gledhill from Huddersfield who will be supplying a number of models.
This is a long established company who has built up an enviable reputation nationwide for Fashion Show Production and Model Training.
Gracie Coupland - Make-up
As soon as Gracie discovered make up and its ability to transform, hide, disguise, exaggerate, beautify etc she knew she had to become a Makeup Artist.
Gracie has a background in fine art and theatre studies, which nurtured her natural artistic flare and developed confident warm and intuitive person-to-person and customer skills. Her experiences (Central Saint Martins, Chichester University, National Student Drama Festival and working on many fashion shoots, films and within tv) confirmed and supported her hopes, motivation and self-belief in becoming a successful makeup artist: expressing my creativity and people skills through this medium and supporting others to express themselves or their characters/roles through appearance. Some of the people in which she has been working alongside this year are Givenchy, WYLDE Magazine and Chandon and Moët.
Liz Jones is one of Britain’s best known and highly rated female journalists. She was born in 1958 in Chelmsford in Essex and now lives in the countryside in Swaledale.
Liz writes an op-ed column in the Mail on Sunday, and Liz Jones's Diary in the Mail on Sunday's YOU Magazine. She originally followed a career in fashion journalism, but her work has now broadened into writing about her own experiences. Formerly, Liz was the Editor of Marie Claire and Features Editor for the London Evening Standard. Her articles are widely discussed and she has regularly appeared on ITV’s 'This Morning' and BBC Radio 4's 'Woman’s Hour'. Liz was awarded Columnists of Year 2012 and has been nominated 3 years running for the Prestigious Press Awards.
Liz is the author of four books: the first, Liz Jones's Diary, was published by Quadrille in 2005, while Fur babies: Why We Love Cats, a quirky, eccentric, endearing and funny chronicle of Liz's love affair with cats, was also published by Quadrille in 2007. The Exmoor Files, detailing her move from London to a farm in Somerset, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in August 2009. Liz’s fourth book, Girl Least Likely To, a funny, moving memoir of 30 years of Fashion, Fasting and Fleet Street, was published by Simon & Schuster in the summer of 2013, with the paperback edition published earlier this year.
Liz is passionate about supporting ethical fashion and expresses her belief that there is no going back to fast fashion. From travelling to Dhaka in India on a number of occasion after the Rana Plaza disaster, to writing several articles on the cruel ways that animals are farmed and murdered to supply clothes to High Street Fashion retailers, Liz is truly an inspiration to the cause.
Girl Least Likely To
This book is a hybrid of The Devil Wears Prada, The September Issue, How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran and Why be Happy when you could be Normal, by Jeanette Winterson. It is not just a chronological ramble by a driven woman who wanted to make it as a writer, it charts three decades working at the leading edge of magazines and newspapers, during a time when women’s writing changed and overtook men’s, when celebrities superseded models, and finally when the internet took over from print. Liz talks to the men and women who were also there during this momentous time of change, and gets their perspective, discovers the reality behind the images. But, most important of all, in this memoir she charts how she fell in love with fashion, was seduced and brainwashed and almost destroyed by it, but ultimately came out the other end fighting.