The Rana Plaza garment factory collapse, which is recorded as the deadliest structure failure in human history, happened on the 24th of April, 2013.
The organizers of the Heineken Lagos fashion week have decided to make a big statement by choosing the anniversary of this fatal happening as the date for its showcase.
The date is marked as the day the fashion revolution was born and the showcase is going to be an avenue to encourage transparency in supply chain, and a more responsible approach to producing fashion.
This season’s showcase is titled “Woven Threads“. It will be a three-week long exhibition and has been slated to hold from the 3rd of April to 24th of April.
The showcase, following its theme, will explore textile craftmanship and different forms of embroidery, spinning, weaving and the likes.
Woven threads will also explore others forms of showcase like fashion films showcasing the future of fashion beyond creativity.
Woven Threads is organised in collaboration with Style house flies, and Fashion Open Studio for Fashion Revolution. The showcase will happen during the fashion revolution campaign of #whomademyclothes.
Designers all over are encouraged to respond with the #imadeyourcloth hashtag for transparency sake.
The chosen designers are those whose works are all about cultural and socio-economic sustainability. These designers have shown by evolving in the fashion industry and still preservating textile craftmanship.