BETHANY WILLIAMS “Women for Change”
Bethany Williams Presents a Film in Collaboration with Crack Stevens for LFWM
On Saturday 6 January 2017 at 180 The Strand – Bethany Williams presented ‘Women of Change’ a film made in collaboration with moving image director Crack Stevens (Akinola Davies Jnr). The film screening will be accompanied by a presentation with TIH models featuring pieces from her most recent collection.
The film is a poetic narrative inspired by the women of San Patrignano and London College of Fashion, UAL’s Making for Change programme – two pioneering rehabilitative programmes which work closely with vulnerable women and explores their different paths to rehabilitation. The film explores themes of ‘second chances’ which draws parallels between the second chance given to the discarded materials from which Bethany created the fabrics at San Patrignano, and the second chance given to the women involved in both of these innovative programmes.
The film represents Bethany’s vision for a fashion industry that has the power to positively impact on people’s lives – and how each and every designer can impact the world through designing differently and not being afraid to break with convention and challenge the industry to be better. Through this film Bethany will present her Spring/Summer 2018 work, moving away from seasonal presentations and slowing the industry to create collections which are socially and environmentally conscious.
As part of the film screening the presentation will include TIH Models, a new modeling agency supporting youth in London affected by homelessness. CREDIT INFORMATION FOR FILM
Special thanks to Logistical Connections, London College of Fashion, UAL, San Patrignano, Fondazione Zegna. Starring Luisella Crippa, Xaver Giardiello, Tiziana Mallamo, Laura Natali, David Pelosi, Kerol Rocco, Cristian Rodriguez, Scott Wilson. Stylist: Lee Trigg. Photographer: Amber Grace Dixon. Makeup Artist: Ammy Drammeh.
Assistant to director: Giorgio Cecconi. Alessio Mirabile: Giovanni Sanna.