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Great Minds: Migration and Fashion. Thursday 11 December, 6.30-8.30pm.

11 Dec 2014

Hazel Aggrey-Orleans and Awon Golding in conversation with Maggie Semple, presented by the Migration Museum Project at Iniva.

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    Free admission, booking essential.

Great Minds: Migration and Fashion

London’s fashion industry and Londoners’ styles have always been, and continue to be, shaped by migration in different directions.

Join us as we explore the importance of migration for two fashion designers working in the global fashion capital of London.

Hazel Aggrey-Orleans and Awon Golding will be in conversation with Maggie Semple, discussing how their personal journeys, and life in cosmopolitan London, have inspired and influenced their brands and collections.

This event, hosted by Iniva, is part of the Migration Museum Project’s Great Minds event series in partnership with CARA. These events aim to highlight the value of migration into and out of the UK by putting a spotlight on great contributions from individuals in different fields whose work is in some way shaped by migration. Find out more

The event is free, but places are limited, advance booking is essential:  


Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, Designer and Owner of the label Eki Orleans
Hazel Eki Aggrey-Orleans is the creative force behind the high-end London-based fashion-label Eki Orleans. Born in Germany, raised in Nigeria and educated in London, her design aesthetic has been strongly influenced by this diverse mix of cultures.

Awon Golding, Milliner and Owner of Awon Golding Millinery
Awon Golding is a London-based milliner who has spent an eclectic youth in India, Hong Kong and England. She draws on her multicultural heritage to inspire dynamic headpieces which are handcrafted in her London studio, incorporating traditional materials and modern techniques.

Maggie Semple OBE, Founder of Maggie Semple Limited
In October 2010 Maggie founded Maggie Semple Limited to coincide with the publication of her book ‘Women, Fashion, Stories’ and now uses the concept behind the book to host ‘Semple Secrets’ a series of conversations with inspirational women from a diverse range of fields.