We’d love you to join us for a totally unique shopping experience – the Fabulous Fittie Fashion Fest.
Shop, shimmy and shimmer in celebration of Aberdeen Creatives and anti-fast fashion champions: Hathor, Aubin Jewellery, Wardrobe Foxes Vintage and Prolong. Local DJ Angela Michael will set the tone with classic house and disco while Tarot by Rhiannon will invite you to look into your future.
The Fabulous Fittie Fashion Fest was inspired by a chance encounter between the iconic Dame Zandra Rhodes during her visit to our unique harbourside ‘village in the city’ and resident Laura Mears-Reynolds – creator of Hathor and co-creator/host of ADHD As Females podcast which she creates with her neighbour, Dawn. The duo will be recording a podcast live from the event!
Prior to the pandemic, Laura had been selling her handmade hedonistic headgear and upcycled accessories at UK festivals such as The Secret Garden Party and Ibiza events for a decade. Alongside putting a halt to her industry, the pandemic plummeted Laura into mental health crisis leading to the late ADHD diagnosis which inspired the creation of the podcast.
Already in awe of Dame Zandra Rhodes, Laura felt the chance-meeting was so serendipitous she was compelled to carry on the Aberdeen fashion mission Zandra started with her incredible exhibition; and what better place for this event than the colourful and creative village that Zandra loved.
Laura got speaking to fellow Fittie resident, Lesley Anne Rose, co-founder of Open Road. The stars aligned to combine Laura’s vision and Open Road’s experience of supporting and producing place based cultural and environmental events and The Fabulous Fittie Fashion Fest was born!
The event will raise funds for ADHD Adults UK a charity that helped Laura after her own diagnosis.
This event is part of our Culture Collective project Safe Harbour: Open Sea which aims to make a positive difference in the harbour side area of Aberdeen. The Fabulous Fittie Fashion Festival is open to the public on Saturday 20 August 11am – 3pm. Please note that we accept card payments only.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fittie Community Hall, New Pier Road, AB11 5DR.
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