I know that there will be many of you reading this who aren't Norwich based, but hopefully you'll still enjoy reading about my adventures in Norwich Fashion Week, and I promise to get as many pretty pictures as possible, and we all like those don't we! We've watched fashion week come and go in various parts of the world, and now it's Norwich's turn!
I was invited to the opening show, which wasn't vintage orientated, but as us vintage fans all know, the fashion of today and tomorrow is often influenced by yesterday, so there were some very interesting looks and the models did a sterling job. Many have never modelled before and in preparation for fashion week, several open casting calls are held, it doesn't seem to be widely known from those I've spoken to but ANYONE can attend these casting calls, regardless of height, age or size, so I'd urge you to remember this people of Norwich, Norfolk & surrounding areas if they keep it open like this for fashion week 2014.
If you follow me on twitter, you'll have noticed your feed was bombarded for a few hours with various tweets using the hashtag nwchfw on Thursday evening - although a couple of people confused me by using different ones, so a quick tweet to the Chair of Fashion Week and the confusion was settled and the official hashtag is indeed nwchfw - so in other words, I was right. Jolly good!
So what caught my eye?
This was by far my favourite dress of the evening. It's from a department store we have in Norwich called Jarrold (If you've enjoyed watching Mr Selfridge, then do click on this link to see the history of Jarrold's, there are some amazing photographs and images) I loved everything about this dress from the colour to the style. It's very Mad Men I thought non?
Also catching my eye was this very cute gold dress from Ginger that gave more than a nod to a glamorous 60s look.
Love couture showed this amazing maxi dress, I like the chunky arm cuff, I think a floppy hat and some wedges would make this a fab boho/hippy chick summer look.
There were many admiring gasps at this stunning dress by Temerley at John Lewis.
I really enjoyed the hair in this show (by The Gallery Haircutters) a throwback to the eighties I thought, but in a good way.
And for the chaps?
Lots of bow ties, which I love! Also on the catwalk, were tailored shorts, blazers and neon socks.... I have to say the jury is out on the neon socks, but this bold look was certainly eye catching! Perhaps the more subtle way to wear the look would be to under full length trousers, although does a fella then run the risk of looking like a banker or a bit of a flash Harry?
So to confirm what most of us already knew, neon is indeed back, and could be coming to a sock drawer near you! There was quite a strong theme of a preppy geek look on the chaps, and of this I do approve!
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Other events this weekend if you're in the area:
Today it's all going on at the Castle Museum, amongst other things, a live photoshoot takes place at 2pm, for which I'm styling 5 models, watch out for updates on twitter!
Then head over to the various activities happening in the Norwich Lanes, always a fun evening out that can be used as an entertaining way to go from pub to pub.
Tomorrow is the vintage fair at the cathedral from 1pm-4pm. FREE ENTRY! (we like this!) various sellers including clothes and accessories, I'm there offering make up services, there's also two art exhibitions plus lots more. In the evening there's a vintage fashion show in the Cathedral, including the launch of Fabulous Miss K's brand new first ever collection, so if you want to be one of the first to see them, get a ticket! Tickets cost £12 and include a glass of fizz and a goody bag. Bargain. More details here
Have a good weekend where ever you are!