Taking our seat at the catwalk

CSE is among the charities supported by fashion and dance extravaganza

2 March 2010

CSE was one of three charities supported by Fuze, a recent two-day fashion and dance event in Bristol.

Fuze features students from the University of the West of England and University of Bristol, and combines (or ‘fuses’) modern dance with a fashion show and live music. It is becoming a popular annual ritual and this year included fashion brands such as Lilly & Albert, House of Fraser and Reiss. This year’s event was a sell-out, attracting up to 800 people on both nights.

Fuze is designed, in the words of the organisers “to inspire students to be creative and have a lot of fun, whilst also contributing to valuable causes”. The other supported charities were Hope and Homes for Children and the Children's Liver Disease Foundation.

CSE was chosen because we are a local charity whose mission matched the ‘sustainably produced’ clothing that was one of the collections on display.

Several CSE staff dug out their best gear and joined the throng. Project officer Karen Lansdown (cowl neck dress by Karen Millen) enjoyed the innovative mix of high fashion and street dance. “It was a good night out: creative, fun and a good atmosphere – and as CSE was a selected charity we enjoyed the delights of their VIP section!”

Communications and publicity manager Tim Weisselberg (linen jacket, French Connection) said: “Thank you, Fuze, for supporting CSE. It was a good opportunity for us to put our name in front of a very different audience.”

Here is a promo for Fuze 2010 using footage from last year’s event.

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