Once again the student led organisation returns with a fabulous jam-packed line up which – I can’t believe I’m going to say this – is EVEN BETTER THAN LAST YEAR!! I know! How is it possible I hear you cry?? As last year headed by myself and Poppy Koumis was so fantastic…well this year’s Director Anna Ackroyd and team have done themselves proud and have created a show-stopper of an event.
So what’s in store this year? Well…
Graham and Suzie Brown of Urban Bird design are back with their fabulous pop-up shop open during fashion week, where you can find some beautiful creations from a range of talented designers.
The Brooks Shopping Centre are once again hosting TWO FREE catwalk shows on Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th June. Open to all, these two shows showcase the hottest trends from Winchester’s local retailers. PLUS new to this year, there will also be face-painting, nail design, a photo booth aaaaand a modelling masterclass with a top local model agency!! So all those wanna-be Kate Moss’s out there, head on down for some top tips, and watch how it’s done as our gorgeous models walk the runway during the show.
I am rather excited to announce that The Vintage Fair is returning to Winchester under the WFW umbrella! On Sunday 10th June you can emerse yourself in all things vintage from clothing to accessories and make overs to live music! This is one new event not to be missed!!!
One event you must act quick to get your tickets for is the Cath Kidston ‘Make do and Mend’ workshop.With assistance from the awesome tutors from Bobbin’s Sewing School of Winchester, you can learn how to make your very own Cath Kidston goodies!!! But like I say, places are limited so I suggest you book ASAP, this event is the talk of the town so will fill up fast!!! Click here to buy tickets!
The highlight of the festival for me has to be, The Cirque du Fashion catwalk show. For two nights this will be a catwalk show to envy the Big Tops! The show will showcase some amazing local talent, with clothes and accessories provided by local students and independent designers. The Cirque du Fashion shows will once again return to the iconic Winchester Guildhall on Wednesday and Thursday of fashion week. Zoe and Gillies from Capital FM will open the show and we will get the first glimpse of the Capital FM Collection!!!!!! New for this year is WFW’s collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics!! Benefit will be doing the make up for our beautiful models and you can browse the range of products yourself at the Benefit pop-up shop!
WOW I have only covered a couple of days of fashion week and already I’m exhausted!! But I’m not going to spoil all the surprises. If you like the sound of the week so far check out more about all the events at www.winchesterfashionweek.com where you can hear more about…
- A BA Fashion Marketing Taster session
- ‘La Fille a la Mode’ show at the Theatre Royal, Winchester
- My favourite…THE FROCK SWAP!!!
- Cocktail rings workshop
- The return of the Fashion Photography and Illustration Exhibition