Showcasing local talent in a festival of fashion, design and craft and featuring established and up-and-coming designers, the fashion week is organised by
a group of volunteers with local shops, cafés, bars, other venues and community
interest groups all joining forces to host an exciting line-up of fashion-themed events
- illustrating Forest Hill’s community spirit, creativity, love of sharing and commitment
to high street regeneration.
Founded in 2013 by South East London local Louise Brooks, this bi-annual event
builds on the momentum created by the SEE3 Portas Pilot investment to regenerate
local high streets in the area.
Previous FHFW events have seen live catwalks and a local craft market at the
Horniman Museum & Gardens. To keep things fresh, we’re organising a wider range
of events giving innovative designers more opportunities to present their work locally.
This season features designers showcasing their work in local shops, workshops &
exhibitions, catwalk shows, markets, family events and “FOHO Fash Jams” hosted
by Forest Hill’s pubs & cafés, ending with a grand finale closing concert staged by
the Forest Hill Society in the station car park (more details provided below, or visit
http://fhfw.co.uk/topic/highlights/ and http://fhfw.co.uk/topic/designers/).
Local Forest Hill craft store Stag & Bow is hosting a charity event called Close Knit
(http://fhfw.co.uk/closeknit). Starting at 10am on 13 September, a team of volunteers
will spend 24 hours arm-knitting as many up-cycled items as possible in an unofficial
record attempt. Items will be on sale from 18-21 Sep at Clothes for Causes (95
Dartmouth Road) with all proceeds going to One Girl (http://www.onegirl.org.au/) – a
charity supporting the education and empowerment of girls and women in Sierra
Forest Hill Fashion Week is a family friendly, inclusive, community festival with
something to offer for people of all ages – celebrating South East London’s wonderful