“The band is simply incredible on stage. The successors of Sexy Sushi?”


Unleashing the PUSSY CHÉRIE @ FRONT ROW.

We are so excited to showcase Parisian Electro/Techno/Rock band at this year's show! The three band members Funérailles, Gringo & Simone de Bavoir will rock the stage, their music being a cocktail of energy, erotism and a good dose of electronic sweat. We are looking forward to a performance that is - to say the least - extraorinaire! Pussy Chérie released their first EP "Introduce the Pussies" back in February and a 2nd EP is in the making. We can't wait for Saturday!

Maggie K de Monde and Scarlet Fantastic

“Reverie, the new album by returning 80s band Scarlet Fantastic is

my favourite kind of pop noir” Caroline Sullivan-author and journalist at The

Maggie K de Monde, (SCARLET FANTASTIC) whose musical work spans
over 4 decades has recorded a new album REVERIE. A collection of songs inspired by her life events, her travels, nature and dreams, all underpinned with her natural sense of drama. Maggie wanted an acoustic/organic vibe for her album with emphasis on vocals, drawing from classic folk influences spanning the decades since ‘60s, European and American.

Maggie enjoyed chart success in the '80s with her bands Swans way (Soul Train) and Scarlet Fantastic (No Memory) She toured extensively in the UK & Europe and recorded an album in New York with Mike Thorne. Maggie appeared on all the TV shows of the time including Top of the Pops, The Tube, The Old Grey Whistle Test, The Roxy, No Limits and MTV.  Maggie’s very first band appeared on TV with fellow Birmingham band Duran Duran and then also toured with them as their single Planet Earth hit the charts.

Last year Maggie stayed in New York with producer Mike Thorne (Wire, Soft Cell, Bronski Beat) and they wrote and recorded in his Greenwich Village studio. One of the songs from the session is featured on her new album.

On the night of FRONT ROW, Maggie will be opening the show with "Nature's Way" and a new collaboration track called "Heartbreak House".



Bootleg Costumes Hastings first bespoke costume designer, is pleased to present their first catwalk collection “In Your Element” at the Front Row Fashion Show on 26th November 2016.

In Your Element is a collection of wearable art and high-brow glamour. Each individual costume is an external projection of the model’s ‘elemental being’, inspired by mythical creatures’ derived from Chinese astrological divination, Egyptian pantheon of gods/godesses and Hindu Upanishshads.

Bootleg’s In Your Element collection embraces key trend’s reflecting the period when the De La Warr Pavillion opened it’s doors in the mid-1930’s. Burlesque-style sparkles and spangles feature on heavily embellished head dresses, corsets and deco style catsuits 

For more information please contact Vicky Kidd or Fiona Ambrose on the following emails:- Vicky Kidd on or Fiona Ambrose on



AFRORETRO is headed by British-Ugandan sisters Anna Nabirye & Lilly Babirye. They fuse both their homelands into their fashion, accessories and jewellery. Many of their collection is upcycled - foraging for unloved and forgotten garments and fabrics they breathe new life into them with just a tad of Uganglish flavour.
The jewellery collection fuses fabric remnants and organic materials such as dried banana leaf and bark cloth hand harvested and prepared by Ugandan artisans. 
The AFRORETRO sisters love making and creating so much they want to share the love! They hold creative happenings popping up with their unique upcycling and remaking workshops. Helping EVERYONE find their inner creative through fashion, textiles and craft practice.
AFRORETRO sources most its fabrics from charity shops, vintage shops, dead stock and happy British and European small factories. They are dedicated to using fair wage labour and all their products are made in an ethical factory in Mile End London, through social enterprise women's co-operative HEBA as well as making some items themselves in their studio.
Currently based in London they will be winging themselves to St. Leonards in the new year - so watch this space

Insta- @afroretro

Twitter - @afroretrouk



Ms von Bulow works from her studio on the South Coast of England as an illustrator, set designer and creator of elaborate Paper Couture designs.
As the name suggests, all of her magnificent and incredibly detailed gowns are made entirely from delicate tissue paper. The idea behind using this medium is the creation of a fashion and artistic statement that exists in the moment and can only be owned at the time it is worn. 

A degree in illustration at Brighton University gifted von Bulow with a uniquely different design perspective, compared to more traditional, ubiquitous wedding and evening gown designers'. Von Bulow uses beautiful translucent, ethereal and specially treated tissue paper that has no equal in the world of fabric.  Subsequently each of von Bulow's dresses is a unique piece of art, or a paper sculpture and commands attention. Her creations are imbued with a distinctive “Avantgarde” attitude, which captures the fleeting and capricious nature of fashion but in a transient and magical way.
Freya has recently ventured into the realm of interior sculptures, large scale paper installations and lampshades.



The Sussex Make-up Academy are proud to be sponsoring Front Row. We are looking forward to designing the hair and make-up with each participating designer and are looking forward to to working on the show and providing our students with an opportunity to gain experience in the fashion industry.
Amy Prifti and Nicola Downey are the principals of the Sussex Make-up Academy. Between them they have worked in Film and Television including Harry Potter, The Mummy and Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Trial and Retribution, The Brief and for various commercials. They both work at Glyndebourne Opera House and the Royal Opera House and have worked on various catwalks including for Vin and Omi, Saropol, Isaac Raymond and Inanch and Pia Michi. They look forward to bringing their expertise to work closely with each designer to compliment their outfits.The Sussex Make-up Academy provides full time and part-time professional make-up courses to anyone looking for a career in this industry. They have various locations around Sussex and Kent and provide 100% hands on learning.
For more information, visit the website or
contact Amy and Nicola at