And there lies the problem with last minute ideas: they almost always mess up the plan. Because I wanted to have a few of my designs printed out in case I wanna show them (not that that would actually happen), I missed the subway I wanted to take. Well technical issue with my printer delayed me leaving. With a 15min delay I got into a subway to arrive at the s-bahn station and naturally the trains are delayed due to engine issues... With all of this I am almost certain I won't get to the green salon in time to listen to the talk about gots at 12noon.
I want to throw a tantrum about how stupid I am and how unfair the world is and that karma is indeed a bitch. But as that won't change a thing, instead I am focusing on writing. Thinking about the positive things in live. I slept in - I have a day off- the s-bahn is heated but not hot- I am on my way to an event that only fashion insiders can go to. I am so glad I am working with Anna!
Now I do want to throw that tantrum after all. I am 1-2 stations away from the postbahnhof and they just played the message that we will be delayed as the rails are blocked! I mean come on! Karma, what have I done to deserve to be on your bad side?
So I did indeed miss the GOTS talk. In the meantime I found some good sources that might help me find a local manufacture for my print as well as garments. Getting a smaller carbon footprint already.
Overall this show confirms the natural view of Eco-fashion. Dull prints or plain colors all over the place. In total I found two designers that actually had bright colors in print. One of them used recycled polyamid. With that I would have liked to learn where they produced but they were never available for questions.
Now I am waiting on the next talk providing market research for the ethical fashion industry.
What do I take away from that? Ethical fashion is now more than ever important for survival rather than nice to have. It is more responsible fashion than anything.
And then on my way out I talked to Feldmann Wolf. The above mentioned designer and guess what they print their fabric in Stuttgart and the sewing is done in Buxtehude by refugees. Interesting.
Now I had to decide if I stay there doing nothing for almost 4 hours or go home. Had I seen any of the labels that excited me from the show line up I might have. But having seen that they had videos on Facebook I decided to leave and review all the leavelets I had collected.
In the end it was the right decision to leave. Watching the fashion show on Facebook I have to admit it was more professional than the alternative fashion show. And funny enough on stage even the dull designs looked extremely cool and I would consider wearing it. So I understand the appeal of this type of apparel.
pennyless fashion designer working towards London