• For this year’s inaugural Commonwealth Fashion Exchange (CFE) in London, the original fashions were displayed on Bonaveri B Plast biodegradable mannequins at a celebration at Buckingham Palace.

    The celebration and exhibition featured design and artisan fashion talent from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, with each fashion look created using the Green Carpet Challenge Principles of Sustainable Excellence. Following the reception, the fashions were on display publicly at Australia House in London through March 6.

    Scroll this Gallery for views of some of the designs. Bonaveri, represented in North America by New York-based DK Display Corp., first introduced the B Plast mannequins at the 2016 Green Carpet Challenge. They are made with a bioplastic with 72 percent sugarcane derivative. The Green Carpet Challenge pairs glamour and ethics to raise the profile of sustainability, ethics and social welfare all over the world.

  • The Bonaveri mannequins set up for the reception in Buckingham Palace

  • Designer: Afa Ah Loo (Samoa)

  • Designer: Behno (India)

  • Designer: Deepa Dosaja (India)

  • Designer: Fashion is Payne (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)

  • Designer: Hupfeld Hoerder Designs (Fiji)

  • Iridescent Fashion and Neisha La Touche (St. Kitts, Nevis and Grenada)

  • HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and HRH The Countess of Wessex with designer Stella McCartney

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