Meiling was honoured to represent her country, Trinidad and Tobago at the first ever Commonwealth Fashion Exchange event, which hosted designers and artisans from 52 Commonwealth countries producing a design using principles of sustainable excellence.
The main event was hosted at Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, UK.
The project was launched by Commonwealth Secretary General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland and Livia Firth, founder of sustainability consultancy Eco-Age, is a major new initiative that promotes new networks, trade links and lasting sustainable supply chains.
The project was developed in partnership with Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and MATCHESFASHION.COM.
19th February, 2018.
Meiling x Vanessa Winston: Meiling designed a hand embroidered gown of organdie, silk and leather, matched with a leather corset belt, tooled with butterflies made in Dominica by Vanessa Winston, and a pair of trousers made from up-cycled Indian fabric.
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