June 25, 2024
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THE BICESTER COLLECTION CELEBRATES THE NEXT GENERATION OF FASHION TALENT

This summer, discover the hottest new names in fashion across Italy, the UK, and Nigeria at Fidenza Village, part of The Bicester Collection, with the latest edition of The Creative Spot pop-up boutique, open for a limited time from 8 to 23 June.
Guests can discover the Creative Spot boutique alongside Fidenza Village’s world-class curation of brands, signature hospitality and services such as Hands-free Shopping, enticing culinary offerings, and exciting summer events programme, offering all of the key ingredients for the perfect day out this season.
The Creative Spot boutique will also benefit from the ambassadorship of notable fashion industry talent Tamu McPherson, who serves as the Corporate Social Responsibility Ambassador for Bulgari, as well as the CNMI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ambassador. Tamu is the official ambassador for The Bicester Collection in 2024 and is involved in the curation of the designers participating in The Creative Spot, as well as hosting the launch of the pop-up boutique on 7 June.
Tamu McPherson said of the partnership:
“It is an absolute honour to partner with The Bicester Collection as this year’s official ambassador. I am grateful for the privilege to help the group in providing a meaningful platform for designers who embody the spirit of diversity and who strive to protect our planet for future generations.”
This iteration of the boutique will champion sustainable fashion’s rising stars, featuring the winners and finalists of The Bicester Collection Award for Emerging Designers at the 2022 and 2023 editions of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s Sustainable Fashion Awards.
The Creative Spot Designers

Ahluwalia, winner of The Bicester Collection Award for Emerging Designers 2023. Since its launch in 2018, Ahluwalia has garnered multiple awards and emerged as a pioneering force in the industry dedicated to creating luxurious and contemporary designs that don’t compromise the planet and people. The label seamlessly integrates elements from Creative Director and Founder, Priya Ahluwalia’s dual Indian-Nigerian heritage with her London roots. Ahluwalia embodies a synthesis of tradition and innovation, offering a unique perspective that resonates with both the past and the future.
Priya Ahluwalia said: “I am so happy to be participating in The Creative Spot. It’s an opportunity to share the Ahluwalia story, to inspire others, and to be part of a community that honours craftsmanship, embraces diversity, and uplifts emerging talent. Winning The Bicester Collection Award holds a special place in my heart. It’s not just an accolade; it’s a symbol of the opportunities that exist for designers committed to making a positive impact. We’re incredibly grateful to The Bicester Collection team for their continued support.”

Made For A Woman, finalist of The Bicester Collection Award for Emerging Designers 2023. Made For A Woman is an innovative social entrepreneurship project empowering women from vulnerable backgrounds and promoting female craftsmanship in Madagascar. The brand was founded in 2019 by Eileen Akbaraly, a young Italian-Indian designer who grew up in Madagascar. Made For A Woman employs over 350 local artisans, 92% of which are women, providing them with living wages and empowering opportunities including free healthcare, mental health support, social services, financial literacy, capacity building, and education for them and their families.
Eileen Akbaraly said: “We are delighted to join several other talented and innovative designers at The Creative Spot, thanks to The Bicester Collection and Fidenza Village. Through this exciting opportunity, we’ll showcase Made For A Woman’s artisanal couture creations in a dynamic and creative environment, acting as the perfect backdrop for our unique and sustainable accessories – the perfect way to elevate your summer style with purpose.”

Torlowei, finalist of The Bicester Collection Award for Emerging Designers 2022. Founded in 2017 by Patience Torlowei, Torlowei is a fashion label based in Lagos offering collections of strikingly feminine separates and delicate nightwear and lingerie. Using vibrant colours and eccentric prints and shapes inspired by fauvism and cubism, Torlowei reimagines classic silhouettes that focus on generational traditions rather than the latest trends, crafted from a variety of textiles. Torlowei has been worn by the likes of André Leon Talley, Opal Tometi and Naomi Campbell, as well as being featured on TV Shows such as HBO’s Insecure.
Patience Torlowei said: “We worked together with our teams in Nigeria and Morocco to bring together a collection of wardrobe essentials, just in time for summer. The collection includes our trademark leavers lace T-shirts, silk layering pieces and a selection from our swimsuit collection. This edit represents the embodiment of the TORLOWEI aesthetic and we’re so happy to share it with you.”

THEMOIRè, finalist of The Bicester Collection Award for Emerging Designers 2022. THEMOIRè is a project born in 2019 in Milan with the aim of generating a positive change for people and for the planet with the least environmental impact as possible, in an ethical and ecologically responsible manner. Founded by Francesca Monaco and Salar Bicheranloo, the brand creates accessories and ready to wear using only biodegradable, organic, recycled and regenerated materials, starting from the product up to the packaging, with particular attention to elegance and quality.
Francesca Monaco and Salar Bicheranloo said: “We are happy to participate this year in The Creative Spot initiative in support of a new generation of entrepreneurs and creatives with a vision of how the fashion world can act more responsibly and consciously towards environmental and social issues. With THEMOIRè we believe that every small step can make a difference. Just as the Moires orchestrated the destiny of people, we would like to sew the seams of a more sustainable future.”

Niccolo Pasqualetti, finalist of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana Fashion Trust Grant 2023/2024. Niccolò Pasqualetti, 29, was trained at Università Iuav in Venice, in Belgium, and at The Row in New York. He went on to undertake his M.A. in womenswear at Central Saint Martins, followed by a period working at Loewe. Since launching his eponymous brand in 2021, he has been awarded the Franca Sozzani Award in 2021 and the Camera Moda Fashion Trust in 2023 and 2024. In 2022 and 2024 he was nominated for the LVMH Prize. He is now based between Paris and his native Tuscany, where the collections are produced alongside local artisans. Niccolò Pasqualetti proposes an eclectic and ambiguous wardrobe reinterpreted from the sartorial codes of Italian heritage. Unseen shapes emerge from intuitions and the geometries of nature. Forgotten things are found again, and are worn as reminders of the past, the present, the future. And in the space between classic womenswear and menswear, a new mode of dressing is revealed.
Niccolò Pasqualetti said: “The Creative Spot at Fidenza Village will offer the chance of a unique encounter with Niccolò Pasqualetti’s products. We are pleased to be able to offer our current spring collection simultaneously with rare archival pieces.”

Marco Rambaldi, finalist of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana Fashion Trust Grant 2023. Marco Rambaldi’s brand was born in Bologna, Italy, in 2017. In the era of mass production, where quantity overcomes quality, Rambaldi strongly believe in people and in their ideas, with a mission to find excellence in materials processed by the skilled hands of Italian artisan workshops and share it with the world. In Rambaldi’s creative vision, the world of the Italian bourgeoisie of the seventies collides in its repetitive daily expressive codes with a radically young, emotional, transversal, new aesthetic. In Marco Rambaldi’s narrative there is at the same time a sense of annihilation and a necessary need for survival, synthesis of opposites, love for the present.
Marco Rambaldi said: “It is a great opportunity for us to have our brand discovered by a large audience, reaching a wider target audience and letting them touch our product on which we have been working with love, together with our artisans, for several years. We are thrilled to be involved in this important project because we believe that fashion made by young realities like ours needs to be supported, to be discovered, protected and worn.”

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