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Cork dress, at drinks retailing awards at London

15 Jul / 2014

Corticeira Amorim joined the biggest event of the British beverage business, the “Drinks Retailing Awards”, with cork provided for the creation of a unique dress, created by renowned designer Kevin Freeman for the event’s presenter, Rosie Davenport, editor of Off License News, the sector’s leading magazine.

The dress reinvents the idea of wine and champagne stoppers, with cork discs. The flexible fabric was made with finely ground natural cork. The outfit was the centre of attention at the ceremony, challenging the traditional perception of cork as a daily item while broadening the vision on the scope of use of this material.

Rose Davenport, who is already renowned for using bold dresses at the annual event, explained that her intention was to show the material’s versatility. In turn, Kevin Freeman, mentor for Renaissance Couture, highlights that “cork is a very interesting material to work with. The final result is a high quality outfit, which is sure to attract attention on any red carpet.”

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