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Behind the scenes with designer Meiling

Meiling

Commonwealth Fashion Council

Commonwealth Fashion Council

Designer Meiling from Trinidad and Tobago exchanged with artisan Vanessa Winston from Dominica to create a bespoke look for The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange - an initiative for established and emerging fashion talent from across the Commonwealth’s 53 countries to showcase the power and potential of artisan fashion skills to deliver new networks, trade links and highlight sustainability.

Meiling has designed a hand embroidered gown of organdie, silk and leather, matched with a leather corset belt, tooled with butterflies made in Dominica by Vanessa Winston, and a pair of trousers made from upcycled Indian fabric.

The look was displayed at Buckingham Palace and the Australian High Commission, London. Both exhibitions were curated by VOGUE's Editor-at-Large, Hamish Bowles.

The project was launched by Commonwealth Secretary General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland and Livia Firth, founder of sustainability consultancy Eco-Age and supported by Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and MATCHESFASHION.COM.

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  • Title: Behind the scenes with designer Meiling
  • Creator: Meiling
  • Location Created: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Designer Country: Trinidad and Tobago

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