From Temple Muse to Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace hosted a special reception to celebrate a new creative initiative, the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange and Temple Muse was in attendance. 

In a bid to forge new relationships, build trade links and highlight sustainability, designers from across the Commonwealth’s 53 countries joined forces to showcase the power of artisan fashion.


The initiative includes a unique blend of established and emerging design talent, with Burberry and Stella McCartney representing the UK, Karen Walker representing New Zealand, and Nkwo Onwuka representing Nigeria. 


Hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge, the ‘looks’ created through the Fashion Exchange were showcased during London Fashion Week. The industry's finest turned out for the event with names including Anna Wintour, Edward Enninful, Stella McCartney, Adwoa Aboah, Avinash Wadhwani  and supermodel Naomi Campbell all on the guest list. 


The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange was devised in partnership with industry leaders Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and online retailer MATCHESFASHION.COM, who will launch a special capsule later this year. 

Following the event at Buckingham Palace, the looks moved to a public exhibition at Australia House, where they will remain on display until April 2018.