The fashion industry is one of the major polluting industries in the world. Thankfully, a growing number of fashion designers are taking responsibility by joining the sustainable fashion movement. They look at the social and environmental impacts of the industry and make the necessary changes, like replacing one fiber type for a less environmentally harmful option or recycling materials. Another way to improve is by looking at the supply chain e.g. reducing production waste, sustainable manufacturing, ethics, wellbeing of factory workers and so on.
London Fashion Week
Designer Omar Mansoor showcased his Spring Summer 2020 collection ‘Fashion Pact’ during London Fashion Week mid-September. The collection is centred around two colours: royal blue and forest green referring to the sea and forest, which are getting polluted by fast fashion. The designer doesn’t just create awareness with his ‘Fashion Pact’ collection, the designs were also produced ethically and made from Fair Trade fabrics.
Mansoor actively supports the sustainable fashion movement and recently received a certification in fashion and sustainability from the London College of Fashion.
The Pakistan-born designer is best known for his couture occasion wear, dressing British actresses and European aristocracy. ‘Fashion Pact’ features elegant eveningwear; full-length statement dresses and diffusion line pieces made from luxurious fabrics including chiffon, georgette, silk and lace.
My two favourite looks from this collection are the full-length, one-shoulder gowns in royal blue with silver embellishments. Minimalist chic with a touch of glamour!
Check out the gallery for my favourite picks from this collection!