Sarah Crawford reviews
Thursday night, Label held the launch party for its second body positive fashion show, themed ‘Elemental’, which is set to take place in April 2017. Located at The Rule, the party was a relaxed evening of talking and drinking, though the venue was perhaps too large for the number of people in attendance.If lucky enough to arrive within the first hour (which I was), a make-up artist was there to decorate faces in accordance with the night’s theme, and many people walked around with artfully drawn flames, raindrops, and gusts of wind gracing their cheekbones. Balloons were strung throughout the tables, the lights were low, and individuals moved easily between different groups making conversation. The drinks were enjoyable (although I was disappointed the highly praised ‘Label Cocktail’ wasn’t being served) and the music was well chosen.Still, it was not the drinks or the music that made the night memorable, but the people. Exhausted by this week’s deadlines, I appreciated sitting and talking with Label’s models and committee members, whose passion for the show was evident after only minutes of conversation. Label seems to be a truly unique fashion organisation, focusing on the character rather than ‘the look’ of its models. Because of this, every person I spoke with was genuine and personable, projecting the confidence that comes from inner beauty.I find myself eagerly anticipating Label’s next event, and cannot wait to see what it brings to the runway in April. Students should not overlook this relatively new fashion show in favour of its flashier counterparts – Label is sure to be a hit in the years to come.And remember: labels are for clothing, not people. Sarah Crawford*For more information about Label and its goals, please visit their website, http://labelfashionshow.com/#meetus.