Dress made from a refugee tent steals London fashion show


British designer and humanitarian Helen Storey believes that fashion is an excellent vehicle to connect people to ‘difficult subject matters.

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Titled ‘Dress for our Time’, Story’s frock is sewn from a decommissioned United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) tent which had previously housed a family in Jordan who had fled the conflict in Syria. The dress has previously been shown at the United Nations in Geneva, the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, London’s Science Museum and American University Dubai.

Storey, seen below left, noted that the’dress is stained from when it was used as a tent in Jordan. Green Prophet has written extensively on refugees, and refugee tents, but converting tent canvas into haute couture is the most unusual story in our coverage ‘ or perhaps on a par with the refugees who listed their tent on Airbnb.

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Dress made from refugee tent steals the show in London

‘Dress For Our Time’ made its debut at the fashion capital as part of London Arabia Art & Fashion Week earlier this month. The show, now in its third year running, celebrates Arab culture in London.

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Created by British designer and humanitarian Helen Storey, the dress is made from a decommissioned United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees tent. It had previously been used by a family in Jordan, who had fled the conflict in Syria. The tent still bears stains on it from this time.

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  • Publisher: Emirates Woman
  • Date: 2018-08-12T14:20:54+00:00
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