We have all been a victim or witness of crime in one way or another though few have been drawn into the tragedy of knife crime.
On 28th August last year, Oliver Hemsley – a 20 year old fashion student from St. Martin’s College was a victim of an unprovoked and frenzied knife attack in Shoreditch, East London.
Whilst he survived this insane attack, he is paralysed from the neck down. Oliver will never walk again, needs constant medical attention and all for nothing.
At the close of London Fashion Week this season, FASH OFF! presents Art Against Knives once more. In collaboration with Stimuli magazine, the event will take place on Wednesday 23rd September at the Queen of Hoxton, London, EC2A 3JX with support from Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, and Giles Deacon amongst a host of other well known names and faces.
I hope some of you will be able to attend the event, and for those who can’t; just support the cause.
I have been unfortunate to witness both a stab victim and a shooting when I lived in Naples for 3 months. Just as a passer by, a simple witness, those images have stayed with me and will stay tattooed on my mind forever. And I wish it on no one.
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