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If anyone can focus our Saturday lunch time attention on the importance of independent manufacture and retail it’s Nottingham business woman Susi Henson who is locally grown, stunningly talented and a real force for regeneration here.

Susi designs lingerie and wedding garments….and much, much more….

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Remember this beauty to launch Autumn Victoria Centre? Susi did it!

You will probably know someone who has Eternal Spirits lingerie or whom Susi has designed a wedding for…….

and on Saturday 25th March Susi has organised a phenomenal independent catwalk: beautiful models striding out in independent fashion from:

1BC Sneinton Market, at 12.45

through Hockley

Hockley to the Council House Old Market Square,

then up Queens Street, across Upper Parliament Street,

Right onto Forman Street across Trinity Square,

Left to the Clock Tower entrance of the Victoria Centre,

Through the Victoria Centre to the front entrance on Parliament street,

Down Clumber Street

Then left onto Pelham Street, back down through Hockley to

OneBC for tea and cake.

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Susi Henson’s Independent Cat Walk for Saturday 25th March from 12.45, starting at 1BC Sneinton Market.

Why:

This event is a collaboration to celebrate uniqueness,  independence in making, retailing and beautiful fashion, raising  the profile of all things independent.

Nottingham has a deep rooted cultural, industrial and historical connection to the fashion and textiles industry that we are all proud of.

It needs to be embraced and recognized.

Because of this history, Nottingham’s small fashion businesses make the city one of the top shopping locations in the country.

Independent designers, makers and retailers add immeasurable value, build a confident and vibrant workforce.

Independent British based designers, makers and retailers are vital to wider regeneration  and should be encouraged, supported and celebrated.

Independent Fashion designers, brands and retailers in Nottingham are not being given a platform to promote themselves as in previous years at the city’s main fashion event in the city.

Although they try for diversity, often the big retailers sell the same product on every high street in the UK.

Heres some links to some of our previous independent fashion shows and events:

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