Councillor turns model for Barking fashion show

PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:33 17 October 2016

Cllr Sade Bright on the catwalk

Cllr Sade Bright on the catwalk


A councillor swapped the town hall for the catwalk to open a fashion show.

Cllr Sade Bright was among the models who showcased colourful African and Caribbean inspired creations at Barking Learning Centre on Saturday night.

Inspirational speeches and poetry also featured at the Town Square event which was organised as part of the borough’s ongoing Black History Month celebrations.

More than 70 people attended the fashion show which was organised by The Beauty Realm London.

Wumi Oyewole, who organised and co-hosted the event, said: “Fashion really brings out the culture, history and the beauty in people.”

The colourful outfits were designed by The Sew London Project, a dynamic creative art, craft, recycling and sewing company which is based in The Malthouse in Barking’s Abbey Road.

Kemi Oloyede, the project’s creative director, said: “I think for me it [the event] was about making people realise that I’m here in the area and that I’m not just a fashion designer, I’m here to bring something fresh to young people by running dressmaking workshops.”

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