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Elephantasia

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OFFICIAL RELEASE

 
 

LONDON FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2018

London, England

FASHION FIGHTS FOR ELEPHANTS  

4:30pm, September 18th—Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week (LFW) SS18 hosts Elephantasia, combining conservation and couture with the vision and collaboration of 21 international designers. These designers will unveil to the fashion world their unique couture interpretations of “the elephant.” 

  • 1 Elephant dies every 15 minutes.
  • 96 Elephants are killed each day.
  • 35,000 elephants are lost year to ivory poaching. 

To bring awareness to, and mitigate the poaching crisis, Fashion for Conservation (FFC) is joining forces with LFW venue Fashion Scout and conservation organizations world-wide. Their collaborative efforts will send a timely and vital message to fashion week attendees and viewers—while also empowering consumers with the knowledge that their buying decisions matter. Saying no to ivory, visiting ethical sanctuaries and making clothing purchases and donations that support critical conservation efforts can help ensure the survival of the elephant.

The mission of FFC is to protect wildlife and their habitats in collaboration with fashion designers, conservation organizations and media influencers. The exhibition Elephantasia is fashion fighting for elephants, and every species adversely affected by poaching.

Elephantasia is a campaign featuring unique international designers each season of its 3 year global tour 2016-2018 raising funds and awareness for the poaching crisis. The exhibition for the campaign debuted at fashion weeks in the US, Canada and Spain and this season’s collection will preview in 6 cities across Europe this summer and fall leading up to the finale presentation during LFW SS18.

Elephantasia, one of FCC’s campaigns, is altering the future of the fashion industry from one that regularly garners criticism from animal advocates. Our main objective is to not only support conservation but put it into practice.

Join us during our 2016-2018 world tour to heighten consciousness surrounding threatened species and their habitats. Stand with us in the fight for elephants and habitat destruction awareness!

 
 

 

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Spain
Ibiza (July 15th – July 25th)
*Catwalk exhibit at Ibiza Fashion Festival
Germany
Berlin (July 29th – August 5th)
Denmark
Copenhagen (August 10th)
Scotland
Edinburgh (August 15th – August 30th)
UK
London (September 15th – September 20th)
*Catwalk exhibit at LFW SS18
*Official Elephantasia After Party
Italy
Milan (September 20th - September 27th) 
France
Paris (September 26th - October 3rd)



Why Elephants?

Can you imagine a world without elephants? Elephants are are a keystone species to their environment, meaning that their ecosystem and animals that share it dependent on them. Culturally, they symbolize globally practiced peaceful activities like yoga, meditation. They are also icons of the entire African and Asian continents. Elephants unite people in a global community. Elephants are also the largest and most ancient land animal known to “instill a sense of wonder and wisdom in all who interact with them” (Director at AWF).


Campaign History

Elephantasia 2016 premiered at Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 as covered by the The New York Times, The Huffington Post and UK Vogue, recently featured during US Eco Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 and will be presenting during London Fashion Week this fall. Elephantasia is one of numerous campaigns within FFC—a movement highlighting conservation through fashion and the arts. FFC has partnered with over a dozen charities in bringing conservation into the fashion community through similar events and media campaigns including those designed to shed light on conservation. Read more about Fashion for Conservation...


Venue Partnership

Fashion Scout, the international showcase for fashion pioneers, is the UK’s largest independent showcase for emerging designers and established design talent during London Fashion Week. Fashion Scout is renowned for championing, nurturing and showcasing creative talent and London and Kiev. Over the past 10 years Fashion Scout has launched the careers of a number of pioneering designers including Iris Van Herpen, Peter Pilotto, Eudon Choi, David Koma, Felder Felder, Maria Francesca Pepe, Piers Atkinson, Agi and Sam, Martina Spetlova, Helen Lawrence, Georgia Harding and many more. Featuring a selection of innovative UK and international designers, Fashion Scout London will be hosting over 30 catwalk shows, salon shows and presentations this February. Fashion Scout London is held at the iconic Freemasons’ Hall, Covent Garden, from Friday 15th February to Tuesday 19th September 2017, Fashion Scout’s 22nd season during London Fashion Week.

See all global partnerships for Elephantasia here.  


JOIN THE MOVEMENT, BECOME A MEMBER

Elephantasia engages the fashion-concious in the conservation of African elephants killed for their ivory tusks through interactive fashion events and an elephant inspired apparel collection giving 30% - 100% back to the African Wildlife Foundation 501(c)(3).

Elephantasia engages the fashion-concious in the conservation of African elephants killed for their ivory tusks through interactive fashion events and an elephant inspired apparel collection giving 30% - 100% back to the African Wildlife Foundation 501(c)(3).

MEMBERS RECEIVE FRONT ROW ACCESS TO ELEPHANTASIA EVENTS 2016-2018.


SHOP FOR CONSERVATION

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30% - 100% OF ALL SALES SUPPORT THE AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION THIS SEASON.

 

Earth-Friendly Couture 

Made without harming the earth. Plant-based dies, organic cottons, and recycled products (plastic bottles, rubber, fabrics) are a few of the Eearth-Friends materials from which the couture is made. 

Supporting Independent Brands

Business for independent labels globally. Each Elephantaisa collection features a dozen different designers and brands from different countries, each with a unique interpretation of "The Elephant." 

Giving back to Elephants

30% - 100% for the Elephants. Saving the elephants one style at a time ensuring a future for all wildlife and eco-systems that depend on them and for generations and generations of of Elephant-lovers to come.