FHFW comes to Forest Hill

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While the big media guns are pointing at London Fashion Week, the real story is happening in Forest Hill.

SEE3 are launching their next Pop Up shop (SEE Boutique) at 10A Dartmouth Road with a series of events to mark Forest Hill Fashion Week. But this is not just about the Pop Up. It's also about the great shops we already have. Get out there and explore those shops you have never been into as well as your old favourites.

Extra events are being added all the time, so remember to check SEE3’s website for the latest updates.

Date Time Details
Friday 15 February 10am SEE BOUTIQUE – Launch Day
Go along to find out about Ronke Fashola’s ethical womenswear fashion brand, which uses upcycled fabrics from salvage markets throughout India. Clothes are inspired by the 1950s and prints are selected to give a fun and playful feel. Prices are realistic and start from as little as £8.00. Sizes 8 – 20.
LoveUrLook @ SEE BOUTIQUE, 10a Dartmouth Rd, SE23 3XU
see3.co.uk/seeboutique, LOVE UR LOOK
7pm – 8:30pm Walterworks Weird Clothes Show and MeHow Flying Tattoo Parlour Advisory and Demonstration
Meet two of our most unusual artists: Walter and MeHow, presenting their works. Discover Weird Fashion World and get a washable tattoo too.
DoopoDoopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
walterworks.co.uk, doopodoopo.co.uk, 020 3632 5041
8pm – late FHFW Launch Night Event
Where better to celebrate the launch of our very own Fashion Week but at the latest addition to Forest Hill’s bar & pub scene. Go join in at The Sylvan Post for a lively ‘Fashion Icons’ themed intro, with a live band, some local fashion-inspired entertainment and DJ to kick off FHFW. All of drinking age welcome!
The Sylvan Post, 24-28 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3XU
sylvanpost.com, 020 8291 5712
Saturday 16 February 11am – midday Chic Corsage Making
Make a corsage embellishment and transform your plain T-shirt into a bespoke designer one. Karen Arthur of Reddskinbags takes you through a few simple steps to make your own striking corsage. Created from upcycled scrap fabric, buttons, bits and bobs. Don’t bin it, BLING IT!
The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
etsy.com/shop/reddskinbags, reddskinbags.co.uk
Noon – 3pm Fashion Upcycling With Paulina Pallian
Breathe new style into your forgotten outfits as Paulina shows you how to remake and embellish them. You’ll discover a new way of looking at your clothes and gain confidence in experimenting with them. Bring something along to get new ideas, and join in t-shirt embellishments.
The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
paulinapalian.com, paulina_palian@yahoo.com
Noon – 5pm Pop Up Emporium Fashion and Accessories Market
Quirky designer makers, jewellers, Vintage Chic and not-on-the-high-street finds to spruce up your wardrobe, your children’s wardrobe and your home. Come and browse, shop and pick up something fabulous.
Downstairs at Question Bar, 45–47 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
facebook.com/thepopupemporium, 07870 362276
3pm – 6pm Chic on a Shoestring with Mary Jane Baxter
Give your old clothes a new lease of fashionable life with Mary Jane Baxter – author, maker and milliner with a talent for giving a trendy twist to tired tat. She’ll demonstrate some of the makes from her book, so pick up new tips and have a go at crafting something unique.
The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
maryjanemakes.com, maryjanemillinery@hotmail.co.uk
6pm – 7:30pm Clothes Swap and Beauty Event: Make Me Beautiful – Inexpensively
Clothes swap, makeup show and advisory. With exquisite food & wine-tasting from Aga’s Little Deli. Bring 3 nice items of clothing or some artsy accessories and leave with totally different things to wear!
Entry fee: £3pp. DoopoDoopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
doopodoopo.co.uk, 020 3632 5041
Sunday 17 February 11am – Midday Bottle to Bangle in 60 Minutes!
Create a stunning upcycled bangle. Karen Arthur of Reddskinbags shows you how to turn a plastic water bottle and some fabric into a bold and beautiful bangle to astound your friends. All it takes is basic sewing skills.
The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
etsy.com/shop/reddskinbags, reddskinbags.co.uk
11am – 2pm Express Nail Art Afternoon
Bunka is bringing the nail art phenomenon to Forest Hill. Relax as our artiste turns your nails into a work of art. Booking required – call or come into store to reserve your place.
Bunka, 4 Dartmouth Rd, SE23 3XU
bunka.co.uk/se, 020 8291 4499
3pm – 5pm Kids Fancy Dress Catwalk and Great Toys Show
Wear your favourite fancy-dress costume and walk the catwalk! (ages 4–11). Hands-on activities and workshop with artists and toy makers from Cutout’n’keep, plus free cake from Aga’s Little Deli and complimentary hot chocolate.
DoopoDoopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
cutout-n-keep.com, doopodoopo.co.uk, 020 3632 5041
3pm – 5pm Get Your Collar On!
Join us at Stag & Bow for some fashion frolicking fun and make a collar to suit every mood. Materials provided, but please bring along anything you’ve been squirrelling away for a special crafty occasion.
Stag & Bow, 8 Dartmouth Rd, SE23 3XU
stagandbow.com, 020 8291 4992
3pm – 6pm Make an A-line Fashion Skirt
Discover how easy it is to make a stylish A-line skirt, perfectly fitted and in your favourite fashion fabric. Nicky Cook and The White Room SE4 will show you how. Book your slot or pop along.
The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
thewhiteroomse4.co.uk, 020 8694 1375
3:30pm – 5pm How to Write a Fashion Blog
Interested in fashion and have an opinion or something to share with the world? Our local fashion blogger will show you the basics. BYO device and let’s get blogging!
All In One, 53 Perry Vale, SE23 2NE
allinnone.org.uk, 020 8699 3311
7pm – 10pm Canvas & Cream’s 1st Birthday Party – Out of the Closet
A fashion party like no other! Wear that unworn evening dress/tux, come as Buzz Light-Year or wear whatever your mood dictates. Dress to impress, and model at our ‘Soul Train’ catwalk.
Canvas & Cream, 18 London Road, SE23 3HF
canvasandcream.com/1st, 0208 699 9589
Monday 18 February 8am-6pm
(Maybe 8pm)
The Design Marketplace
Creative market showcasing the best of Goldsmiths’ talent and local makers. A variety of artist and designer stalls with handmade creations on offer, interactive art stalls and installations. The DM brings diverse makers together to spark initiative and ignite inspiration.
The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
facebook.com/TheDesignMarketplace in collaboration with CAN – www.can.is, 07786 733337
5pm – 8pm Makeover Monday
Whip your wardrobe into shape with our personal styling service and bring a selection of your own clothes for a wardrobe overhaul. With in-store hair stylists to create your perfect ‘do’. One-night-only 20% discount off our ‘just-in’ Spring collection. Booking required – call us or visit to reserve your place.
Bunka, 4 Dartmouth Rd, SE23 3XU
bunka.co.uk/se, 020 8291 4499
6-9pm Twisted Vintage at Stag & Bow
Preloved jewellery redesigned and crafted for the modern market. A showcase of the latest designs by Brigitte and Caroline.
Stag & Bow, 8 Dartmouth Rd, SE23 3XU
twisted-vintage.co.uk, stagandbow.com
Tuesday 19 February 8am-6pm
(Maybe 8pm)
The Design Marketplace
Creative market showcasing the best of Goldsmiths’ talent and local makers. A variety of artist and designer stalls with handmade creations on offer, interactive art stalls and installations. The DM brings diverse makers together to spark initiative and ignite inspiration.
The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
facebook.com/TheDesignMarketplace in collaboration with CAN – www.can.is, 07786 733337
4pm – 5:30pm Fashion Jewellery Show
Main Guests: For the Love of Law and Oggle Jewellery; plus Luxe London Limited give a presentation and talk.
DoopoDoopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
fortheloveoflaw.com, luxelondonlimited.com, doopodoopo.co.uk, 020 3632 5041
7:30pm – 10pm It’s a Wrap – Catwalk show & Close Party
Come along to Canvas and Cream for a fashion-fabulous catwalk show featuring a wealth of local talent. New designers and makers mix with established Forest Hill favourites to celebrate the end of FHFW in style.
Canvas and Cream, 18 London Road, SE23 3HF
see3.co.uk/catwalk, 0208 699 9589
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