Celebrating its fourth year the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival successfully presented exhibits, shows, workshops and symposiums in the most beautiful and unique venues of iconic city of Edinburgh where international luminaries appeared alongside local heroes as it successfully engaged the industry and general public in original, thought-provoking ways.
As a curtain raiser for the globally renowned Fringe and Culture Festival during the month of August, July 23rd to the 28th saw the fashion festival put on a series of events, design and fashion exhibitions, which continues to celebrate Edinburgh as a leading independent fashion and design centre. Well done to Anna and Jonathan Freemantle who have successfully used their creative skills and connections to attract leading names and co-ordinate the event over the last four years.
Hill Street House, the design and arts hub was an integral part of the festival, and showcased Johannesburg’s Hazard Gallery exhibition and a pop up show by SAM (South African Market) menswear, womenswear, accessories and home-wares one of Cape Town’s foremost design and concept stores. Hill Street House, owned by Jenny Hazel provides eight grand studios, over four floors, resided by a mix of upcoming and established design-led businesses. Launched in August 2014 the stunning Georgian interior also hosts exhibits, pop-up shops, workshops, masterclasses, product launches and parties all year round.
The festival culminated in a ticket only event at the magnificent Caledonian Waldorf Astoria with a salon style fashion show by Jane Davidson where models mingled with guests and delicious canapés and champagne were served. We can’t wait for next year…