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One New Change played host to Oxfam Edit by WilliamVintage

One New Change played host to Oxfam Edit by WilliamVintage

13 December 2012

One New Change was thrilled to play host to the launch of a year-long partnership between Oxfam and WilliamVintage, aimed at changing the way people buy and wear second-hand fashion. The partnership brings together the expert eye of WilliamVintage founder, William Banks-Blaney, and Oxfam’s decades of experience on the British high street as the charity celebrates its 70th anniversary. William has spent the past six months visiting Oxfam shops and warehouses across the country to select his favourite pieces, which launched in conjunction with Vogue online Fashion Week. In 2013 visitors to Oxfam’s online shop and Vogue online will be able to view and purchase from ‘The Edit’, his special monthly pick of fashion from across the UK.

William’s first handpicked collection of Oxfam clothing, The Edit, was displayed and open to the public at One New Change from Thursday 28th November to Saturday 1st December 2012, following a glamorous launch party. WilliamVintage, the iconic company specialising in the world’s finest vintage clothing and haute couture, regularly draws the attention of celebrities and creative directors of the world’s leading fashion houses. At the exclusive launch event, attended by Hollywood star Chris O’Dowd and his wife, journalist and TV personality, Dawn O'Porter, William Banks-Blaney commented on his new role: “I am delighted to be the Oxfam Fashion Patron for 2013 and excited to work with Oxfam, showcasing their amazing selection of clothes and the great work this global charity carries out.”

Guests sipped champagne and sampled canapés courtesy of Searcys Champagne Bar whilst perusing the collection, grouped in colour and style, which included classic Mary Quant and Ossie Clark throwbacks from the sixties and seventies. TV Chef Gizzi Erskine and presenter Grace Woodward also joined the party alongside editors from leading glossy magazines, Company and Glamour, and the Daily Mail’s Liz Jones.

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