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A glamorous crowd gathered at the May Fair Hotel on Monday night to celebrate design talent from around the Commonwealth in the lead-up to London Fashion Week.
A glamorous crowd gathered ahead of London Fashion Week to celebrate design talent from across the Commonwealth at a glittering charity event at the May Fair Hotel on Monday night.
Returning for a second year, the Splendours of The Commonwealth fashion show was attended by members of the diplomatic community and senior women in fashion and business, including PR guru Lynne Franks, to raise money for the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF).
The chosen designers hailed from six countries from across the Commonwealth. They included Rebecca Torres, whose collection has been a sell-out success on ASOS.com, and Sunita Mukhi, whose handbags have been worn by the likes of Anna Dello Russo. Creations by Monica Couture, Adebayo Jones, Annah Stretton and Rebecca Stirm also featured. The show concluded with a stunning, exclusive gown by British brand Jenny Packham.
All proceeds from the event, which included a prize draw and auction, went to the CCLEF, a charitable education sponsorship scheme for girls, which has helped thousands of impoverished young women across the globe gain vital secondary schooling.