Connecting people, ideas, and support from the crowd to make Leicester an even better place!
After a successful run of our previous fashion show "Disable Stereotypes of Disabilities", The I Love Me Project are back to deliver a unique fashion show that will address & tackle the isolation, ostracization &social exclusion refugees/asylum seekers are subject to through an innovative fashion project: Refugee Runway! Designs celebrating cultures around the globe will be showcased from selected local designers who will be given the task to study & create a garments that represent each culture. The garments will be modeled by the refugees/asylum seekers & they will perform a traditional dance from each culture. The I Love Me Project will deliver a series of confidence building workshops to ensure all participants are equipped to get on stage and perform their truth. Fashion will be used as a tool to engage audiences whilst revealing the many talents and skills refugees possess; a label often not associated with them.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Although refugees/asylum seekers are the focus, assimilation and community inclusion will be heavily promoted to help bridge the gap between a group of people that are often villanized and a society that do not realise the journey so many of them have gone through/are still going through. The world as a whole is losing its human touch and connection with humanity. Without a doubt this show will promote peace, unity and progression. Leicester has always been a city that prides itself on the high levels of diversity and stability in our communities. What better way to carry on this legacy than through a huge fashion show and party that can change lives and inspire ones wardrobe! It is important to note that The I Love Me Project is a huge advocate for upcycling & environmental issues so we do our best to ensure most garments are made from upcycled clothes. We also like to give artists/volunteers a chance to showcase their skills as it can be difficult to get your first big break.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Leicester City Council
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