The Wild Child Fashion Show

Venue: Paintworks Event Space

Showcase of urban, casual clothing brought to you by young fashion designers and graduates, independent shops and Bristol's boutiques, all in aid of the charity Safeplace. Show followed by a live set from Bristol soul singer Shadz.

Thursday 30th September, from 6.30pm to 10pm.

Teaming up with Zachary Saitoti, a freelance photographer and graphic designer, the main concept behind the fashion show is to not only benefit the Bristol charity Safeplace but to also push young Bristol talent and to showcase Bristol independent shops and designers.

The show will feature street level fashion from young designers making and selling their own designs and independent shops run by young people showcasing urban, casual clothing. Expect also showcase fashion from Bristol boutiques, from high end independent stores. And last but certainly not least, a selection of recent fashion graduates will be presenting their graduate collections, many of whom were invited to be a part of London Fashion Week.

Wild Child is a fundraising initiative set up in order to raise money for local and national charities, specifically aiding disadvantaged young people in and around Bristol and London. The Wild Child Fashion Show aims to raise money to go towards Safeplace, a daytime refuge for homeless young people aged 16 - 19 in Bristol city centre.  The aim is to make Safeplace a warm, calming and friendly place for young people to meet. Many “half-way houses“ are sterile and unwelcoming as there is little or no funding to allow for homely decoration.

Working alongside agencies already offering service to these young people, Safeplace offers a specialist support and guidance service that will attempt to minimise the impact of homelessness and estrangement on 16 to 24 year olds in the city and ensure they remain in education, learning and employment or are supported to re-engage. Safeplace will offer a range of services from counselling to links with organisations such as the Prince’s Trust and advice on further education and employment from Connexions workers.

For more information go to: www.safeplacebristol.org and http://wildchildfashion.tumblr.com/ or email sallylouisehall(at)googlemail.com

Tickets available at Bristol Ticket Shop or by emailing Sally directly.