Media Release: New autumn fashion showcase ‘fashionABLE’ at Waverley Station

Stacy Paris

CATWALK at Platform 2
Events run at 12.00 and 2.00pm on 23 September 2016

Coming up this autumn on the Scottish Fashion scene, ‘fashionABLE’ – a new fashion event demonstrating that diversity in life does not mean exclusion from the catwalk and designs.

The first ‘fashionABLE’ event on 23 September 2016 will take place at Platfom 2 in Waverley Station and will be hosting a range of models from all walks of life and showcasing Asian, African and Scottish designers on a specially created ‘3D chalk’ catwalk.

The staging will have a distinct ‘jungle’ theme with bold colours, lively floral decoration and with sounds of Scottish pipes and African drum music to capture the lively mood.

Global founder of Models of Diversity, Angel Sinclair, who has championed diversity in fashion for many years, will be attending the ‘fashionABLE’ event and is giving her backing with a chance for one person to win and attend a photo-shoot in London with a top stylist*.

Founder, Angel Sinclair, said: “It’s important that people with disabilities see themselves represented in fashion.

“Models of Diversity calls on all High Street fashion brands and retail outlets to employ models with disabilities.”

Running for the very first time in Scotland, this new fashion event is set to show how diverse styles and fashions reflecting the diversity in society in race, shape, age and ability with local, ethnic, ethical and international designs with a distinct catwalk range of Asian, African and Scottish styles.

Tania Pramschufer, director of LocalMotive Markets, said: “This event is all about inclusion and putting people at the heart of fashion making it about them and their identity – not solely the amazing fashions they will be wearing.

“The audience will see for themselves the confidence and energy that these dynamic people demonstrate as they showcase exciting and bold styles with panache.”

Designers will include a team from Upward Mobility who have created a new range of stylish umbrellas, parasols and clothing specially for the event.

Commenting on her involvement, Raygan Bold, from Upward Mobility, said: “I’ve got so many words about this event. Its making me feel really positive about the future and hopefully I will get a career path out of this.”

Also backing the event, Juliet Donnachie, manager of Waverley Station, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Models of Diversity to Edinburgh Waverley Station.

“The fashionABLE event on 23 September is being organised as part of our Friday Market activities as a new PLATFORM for fashion that promotes inclusivity and diversity.

“We are really looking forward to this positive, inspirational event developed through working with a number of great organisations, including Upward Mobility, an Edinburgh based mobility support organisation.

Designers will include BRAW Kilts; Covet; Behance; Rachel Nutini; Luby; Upward Mobility; Irene Murray ‘Heart Bags’ – with more exciting designers and models to be announced nearer the time.

* More information will be released in due course regarding the London photo-shoot competition.


For more event information and photos:
Tania Pramschufer, director LocalMotive Markets
(this is the company organising the event and with a great all-round team.)
M: 07914 254 334
Twitter: @LocalMotiveMkts and we hope you can join us on twitter for both events.

For further press information contact:
Fiona Stewart, PR consultant, Interwoven PR
M: +44 (0)7940560453

Notes to editors:

LocalMotive Markets is an Edinburgh based market company that runs Waverley Market @ Platform 2 every Friday from 11 – 7, the market exists to literally provide a platform within this great and busy mainline station for small independent businesses as well local and social enterprises.

To learn more about Waverley Market visit, or call us at 07914 254 334.

Hand Up Events is an Edinburgh-based events company that focus on a positive social impact to everyone involved. Social responsibility means trying to ensure everyone benefits, from our suppliers, our exhibitors, our customers and that our ethos remains at the fore of whatever we do.

We particularly aim to support people through trade, not aid, that we are connected with international exhibitors across the globe and seek to continue developing these lifelong relationships. We also platform quality Scottish shopping events and markets.

Upward Mobility is a registered charity and support service provider working with adults with physical and intellectual disabilities in Edinburgh and East Lothian. Our goal is to challenge our students to learn, achieve and grow through an individualised program of challenging, creative and positive workshops and experiences.

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