Fashion Rising Collection
Fashion Rising’s Spring 2014 collection is a celebration of brilliant color, artisanal craftsmanship, and the effortlessness of warm, sunny days. The collection comprises 15 looks in a palette of crayon-bright blue, yellow, and green, with touches of bougainvillea and lilac. Silhouettes are clean, easy, and versatile: kimono tops, button-front shirts, high-waisted shorts, and A-line skirts are designed to be mixed and matched; classic sundresses, caftans and a flowing slip dress are sensuous and simple. Fabrics include crisp cotton calico (locally sourced), stretch cotton twill, plush cotton terry, and feather-light crepe de chine, all batiked by hand. In fact, each garment is entirely handmade by artisans in Ghana.
A carefully thought-out group of accessories finishes the collection. There are cotton and cotton-and-canvas tote bags in a range of sizes, a yoga-mat bag, and most ingenious—a cotton garment bag, designed to make dry-cleaner plastic obsolete. The Fashion Rising collection is available for sale, and Studio One Eighty Nine will donate 10% of the purchase price of every Fashion Rising purchase to V-Day.
Fashion Rising, an artisan-produced fashion collection launched in support of V-Day’s One Billion Rising. Statistics indicate that one in three women globally—that is, one billion women—will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. On February 14th, Fashion Rising joined One Billion Rising, together with individuals from 13,000 organizations in over 205 countries, in a global action to “walk out, dance, rise up and demand” an end to violence against women. Inspired by the spirit of OBR and dedicated to its support, Fashion Rising represents a unique collaboration of artists, designers, artisans, and organizations working to create awareness of One Billion Rising, to stop violence against women and empower women by building sustainable fashion and artisanal businesses.
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