A West Country designer, who creates unique hand-printed clothes inspired by nature, is joining the line-up for a sparkling spring fashion show at Bath’s historic Guildhall in April.
Textile designer Clare Walsh has been chosen by Karen Walker, Chair of Bath and North East Somerset, to show her work at the Elegance in the Afternoon fashion show being held at Bath’s Guildhall.
Clare will be showcasing from her collection of hand-printed pieces, which include kimonos, linen coats, bags and cushions.
Her work was chosen in a competition to find an emerging designer to feature among the established brands being shown.
Clare was inspired to create a method of printing directly from leaves and flowers – often from her own garden in Tetbury – after studying at Love to Learn printed textile courses in Bath with tutor Lyn Snow.
During the Elegance in the Afternoon charity fundraising event on Saturday 13th April, guests will enjoy tea, cake and fizz in the grand setting of the Banqueting Hall at the Guildhall as models of all ages show the new Summer ’19 collections, walking between the round tables to give their audience a really close look at the clothes.
The compere for the afternoon is BBC Points West journalist Imogen Sellers. Proceeds will go to the Chairman’s chosen charities, Dorothy House Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Cllr Karen Walker said: “Fashion shows have always been popular with the Bath crowds and I think this will be another lovely social occasion for people to get together, enjoy a stylish afternoon in a wonderful setting and raise money for three local good causes.”
To buy tickets for Elegance in the Afternoon at £30 a head, to include afternoon tea and Prosecco, email: lorainemorganbrinkhurstconsultancy.co.uk.