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Lensor Creative X Oxfam present pre-loved charity fashion show @ Manchester Met Student Union

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Featured image: Megan O’Sullivan


Sustainability-conscious fashion lovers from all over the city where brought together at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Student Union on Saturday to enjoy a special Lensor Creative X Oxfam charity fashion show.

Unlike a typical fashion show, all of the clothes on the runway were pre-loved and donated to the event by Oxfam Emporium, Manchester. The event was dedicated to raising money for Oxfam while showcasing the pre-loved clothes from the iconic city centre charity shop.

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, Oxfam works with people to bring change that lasts and their work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights.

Consisting of nine unique sections the show showcased pre-love fashion with a purpose and told the story of how fast fashion can damage our environment.

“The New Wave” walk gave guests an insight to the harmful water-hungry fabric of denim, with each outfit in this section made entirely from second-hand denim.

The models showcased cardboard protest signs sharing informative messages of how the fashion industry is damaging to our use of water and carbon emissions.

One of the signs read: ‘The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of carbon emissions,’ while another read: ‘1 pair of jeans requires more than 10,000 litres of water to produce.’

The resounding message of the show to avoid fast fashion and encouraging more people to buy pre-loved clothes to help save our environment.

The show also featured jazz singer Giorgia Bortoli and pop singer Jenny Perry. Hailing from Liverpool, Bortoli gave the audience a sneak peak of her upcoming single ‘Beauty Lies’, with a high energy performance and Perry provided a stunning set of energetic hits.

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