All LFW SS16 catwalk images: Chris Yates. All Charity Fashion Live SS16 recreation images: Rachel Manns.


About Charity Fashion Live


Here at the Charity Fashion Live HQ we believe that Fashion is for everyone - those who can afford to buy straight off the catwalk and those that can't. We believe in having fun with fashion, we believe in feel good fashion, and we believe in respecting our treasured clothes by giving them the long life they deserve.


That's why we created slow fashion initiative; Charity Fashion Live. During London Fashion Week our styling aficionado Emma Slade Edmondson challenges herself and her team to recreate LFW looks in real time - as they come out on the catwalk, in a charity shop, using only what's there at the time.


Tune in on Instagram @charityfashionlive or twitter @charityfashlive on Saturday 18th February where we’ll showcase how wearable, on trend and beautiful the pieces that can be found in charity shops really are. We’ll even release a short film to prove it was all done on the spot, to share all the behind the scenes action and the catwalk reveals.


This year we are thrilled to be partnering with Barnardo’s, who will be hosting the live event, together with Love Your Clothes - proudly supporting us for 2016/2017.


Follow our feeds for fashion fun updates and news on our next event.

Our Partners:

Barnardos Charity

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstance, gender, race, disability or behavior. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children.

We believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in every child.

We do this because we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfill their potential.

We use the knowledge gained from our direct work with children to campaign for better childcare policy and to champion the rights of every child.

With the right help, committed support and a little belief even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around. Barnardo’s is regulated by the charity commission. Being a registered charity means we must always be accountable and transparent.


Love Your Clothes

Love Your Clothes is proud to be supporting Charity Fashion Live for a second time. Love Your Clothes is raising awareness of the value of clothing and helping us make the most of the clothes we already have. Did you know that? ...

  • The average UK household owns around £4,000 worth of clothing and on average, 30% of the clothes in our wardrobes haven't been worn in the last year
  • An estimated £140 million worth (around 350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year
  • Extending the active life of clothes by just three months would lead to a 5-10% reduction in the carbon, water and waste used in the manufacturing process.

Visit http://loveyourclothes.org.uk for tips and practical advice on how to make the most of what's already in your wardrobe, care for and make your clothes last longer, and deal with unwanted clothes.

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