A designer ‘mega market’ is coming to London’s Notting Hill


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A church in Notting Hill is being turned into a ‘fashion emporium’ for a one-day-only designer market to raise money for Ukraine.

Celebrity fashion designer Bay Garnett has announced that proceeds from the St Peters Church ‘mega market’ will go directly to Oxfam’s Emergency Fund, which is currently helping Ukrainians in crisis.

Garnett, who contributed fashion writing to British Vogue from 2002 to 2017 and is currently fashion director at Evening Standard’s ES magazine, frequently collaborates with Oxfam and encourages people to shop secondhand.

The Designer Market will take place on Saturday April 23 and will see Garnett selling priceless vintage items she has collected throughout her career.

Pieces from her famous fashion industry friends, including Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Stella McCartney, will also be available for shoppers to explore and purchase.

Celebrity designer Bay Garnett has amassed a huge collection of vintage designer pieces throughout her career (Bay Garnett)

Celebrity designer Bay Garnett has amassed a huge collection of vintage designer pieces throughout her career (Bay Garnett)

Other fashion brands will sell both vintage and new items. The list includes Alexa Chung, Anya Hindmarch, Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Christopher Kane, Jimmy Choo, Molly Goddard, Ralph Lauren, Rejina Pyo, Shrimps, Simone Rocha and The Vampire’s Wife.

The event also includes a raffle and silent auction for those unable to attend in person, with prizes donated by Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.

Designer clothes and fine jewelry will also feature in the virtual offerings, along with dinners and stays at iconic hotels.

Entrants also have a chance to win celebrity experiences such as Mark Ronson and Davina McCall.

At the free-entry event in Notting Hill, a gallery with one-of-a-kind works of art for sale will showcase works by artists including Mary McCartney and Lucy Temple.

There will also be market stalls selling household items, bric-a-brac, food like cakes, and a ‘Kid’s Corner’ where children can participate in badge-making, story-telling and crafting activities. arts and crafts.

Oxfam’s emergency fund also helps families in crisis in Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan and other countries where vulnerable people live.

Garnett said of the event: “Like most people, I was struck watching and seeing all these terrible things happening to people all over the world – in Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan and so many other places.

“It was like doing something with friends that was fun, inclusive and positive; however small it was exciting and kind of a little antidote to feeling so helpless.


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