Who made your clothes?

LONDON - On April 24th last year, 1138 people were killed and 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This sad day has come to be called Fashion Revolution Day.

To mark first anniversary of the Bangladeshi collapse, people from across the globe – from designers and icons, to high street shops and high couture, from cotton farmers and factory workers, to campaigners, academics, the media and any individual who cares about what they wear – will came together to ask one simple question: "Who Made Your Clothes?"

Everyone who was part of Fashion Revolution Day to helped out by wearing an item of clothing inside out, photographing it and then sharing it with the hashtag #insideout.

That way, everyone – wherever they were, whoever they are and whatever they’re wearing – showed their support for better connections and transparency across the fashion supply chain.

With one simple gesture, #insideout, is based on the question: "Who Made Your Clothes?"

This action will encourage people to imagine the ‘thread’ from the garment to the machinist that sewed it and all the way down to the farmer that grew the cotton it was made from. This will raise awareness within the fashion industry.

Our Daily News Style Panellists while not wearing their clothes inside out, they talk about their individual look and also reveal the people who made their clothes'.

MaryAnnn Kamuruko (Fashionista)

Crop tops and Florals- Style Panel 263 Challenge

This season, crop tops have taken over and are a trend that is here to stay.

They are fun, sassy, cute and cool and can either be dressed up for a night out or dressed down on a warm day for a shopping trip or social events.

Crop tops work well with anything high-waisted be it jeans or a skirt they add sassiness to any outfit.

The look I have chosen can be worn on a night out and you can also dress down this look with a pair of flats or gladiator sandals.

Both outfits are from River Island UK and are available online. You can also source similar looks from boutiques at Sam Levy’s village in Borrowdale.

The floral trend is huge this season. They are so versatile and fun and brighten up your day.

I have opted for a top from Primark UK and Shoes from Zara (online), jeans are from Topshop UK. You can source similar styles from Edgars and Truworths.

Lisa Chiwira (Personal Stylist)

Crop tops and Florals- Style Panel 263 Challenge

Crop tops and floral prints have been on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris for a few seasons now.

Personally, I haven't been cropping it like crazy, but I really love this top.

As well as being very feminine, I think there is a very chic and romantic element to this particular one because of the ruffles and delicateness of the texture.

This is one thing most crop tops don't seem to bring to the table.

I have also come to the realisation that I don't own a lot of floral print pieces, so that's definitely going on my "must have" list.

To play down the girliness of the floral print, Donna Karan sexy sandals and the crop top, I added a pair of tailored shorts to give this look a bit of masculinity and effortless cool.

For a daytime look, swap the heels for some smart flats or, pair the top with a high waist pencil skirt for an ultra-feminine look and please do your best to cover the belly button to stop your ensemble from looking dated.

If going for the super-trendy look, pair floral prints with a different print, but make sure the third item is in a plain colour, preferably one that's picking up colours from one of the two printed pieces.

Made by: Crop top, H&M, shorts H&M, two hairpins on crop top, Forever 21, sandals, Donna Karan, bangles H&M. Similar looks from boutiques at Sam Levy’s village

Nyaradzo Mugarisanwa (Knitwear Designer)

Crop tops and Florals- Style Panel 263 Challenge

The floral dress is from a Charity shop.

It is St Michaels line by Marks and Spencer (no longer in store) and cost me about $2. I styled my afro in a braid out and toughened up the look with a silver chain and disk earrings. My shoes are off eBay and are from China.

I chose to keep my makeup neutral as the dress is rather loud.

You can achieve the same look by raiding vintage, charity stores and Mupedzanhamo.

The trend is very Spring/Summer 2014 so stores should stock similar looks. If like me you find it hard to bare skin why not opt for a cropped jacket.

This one is from H&M. I have a number of cropped jackets I wear with high waisted skirts like this one.

I wore a contrast blouse so that the jacket would stand out more and for modesty.

This shows you can stay current but adjust a look to suit you.

Get your tailor to make one for you or alter an old jacket. You can dress this look up or down. I wore a bright lip stick as the look was very dark.

The skirt is from boohoo.com, block heels from River Island, blouse from H&M and the chain was a gift.

You can source similar styles from Edgars and Truworths.

Mel Chimedza (fashion blogger)

I am wearing a floral Zara blazer, high waisted Zara skirt with zip detail, Zara cropped top, Brian Atwood silver shoes and Zara waxed jeans.

Florals add a touch of femininity to any outfit. It can turn any dull outfit into something bright and fun.

In any collection or season there will always be florals.This shows the floral print has mesmerised designers.

Florals can be dressed up sophisticated or dressed down for a chilled BBQ. So don't hesitate, take it up a notch with a floral or bring it down a notch with a floral.

Many may think cropped tops are a thing for summer but they can actually be worn all year round.

Why not pair it with a cardigan and blazer.  For a sophisticated look you can pair them with a high waisted skirt or slacks.

*Pamela is a Zimbabwean fashion journalist and fashion accessory designer based in the United Kingdom. She can be contacted on pamsamasuwo@live.co.uk

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