There’s no doubt about the fact that the fashion world is ever-changing and ever-expanding, but there are many people who question this growth. Is fashion growing in the right direction? Is it helping the right people? Is it having a positive impact on the environment? As more and more people ask questions around the world of fashion, more and more independent designers are coming out of the woodwork. Bethany Williams is one of those designers, and she’s recently impressed the fashion world with her community-first fashion.
Who Is She?
Of course, we first need to know who Bethany Williams is. There’s a high chance that you may have already heard of this British designer, considering she took London Fashion Week by storm in February 2019. Since then, she has made waves across the country and even been the second-ever recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. However, Bethany wasn’t always going to be a fashion designer. Although she loved fashion and creating new designs, the youngster was put off by the industry. She was worried about the negative effect it had on the world, and she didn’t want to be a part of that. Yet, she then realized that she didn’t have to follow the crowd and that she could make a positive change with her designs.
Sustainability And Social Consciousness
When she made her entrance as a fashion designer, Bethany was sure to make her impression as a sustainable and socially conscious designer. She wanted to focus on ethical issues and social troubles, and she wanted her designs to be able to combat this. So, she not only uses charities to help inspire her clothes, but she also gives back in the process. When in the planning process, Bethany makes sure to put the community at the forefront of her clothing line. While she obviously wants to impress on the runway, that comes in second place on her level of hierarchy. If she can help communities and give back what she has created while also selling her clothes, then she is one happy designer.
As a streetwear designer, Bethany has already released two different collections that have already gone down a storm. It seems as though her community-first ethos has worked in her favor, and also in favor of her local community. We have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of her as time goes on.