BONAVERI BNatural Schläppi 2200 biodegradable mannequins have provided the backdrop to the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibition at Buckingham Palace during London Fashion Week in February 2018. Spearheaded by Eco-Age, the initiative was launched earlier this month by Commonwealth Secretary General the RtHon Patricia Scotland and Livia Firth.
Hosted on behalf of the Queen, The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange was attended by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and HRH The Countess of Wessex.
Andrea Bonaveri, representing Bonaveri Italy attended the event including guests Anna Wintour, Livia Firth, Nadja Swarovski, Neelam Gill, Stella McCartney, Adwoa Aboah, Edward Enniful, Nigel Gosse, Ulric Jerome, Naomi Campbell and Caroline Rush. Many of the designers and artisans who created the CFE designs attended the event along with representatives of the newly-affiliated Commonwealth Fashion Council.
The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange features designers and artisans from across the Commonwealth who have joined forces in a show of collaborative talent. This is the first in a number of events taking place in 2018 that gather together the creative skills all 53 Commonwealth countries. This Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibition meant to foster new relationships between creators from participating countries encouraging new skill-sets and opportunities for global designers. Throughout the exhibition, participants have explored key Commonwealth values including themes of Trade, Security, Prosperity and Fairness. The initiative allows participants to explore ideas of sustainability and shared resource bringing together a pooled knowledge across the Commonwealth.
30 Commonwealth Fashion Exchange outfits were displayed on BONAVERI BNatural Schläppi 2200 biodegradable mannequins.