I had intended today to be a round-up of a few things I’d been to see during Norwich Fashion Week 2016.
Except in the end I only went to see one as that lurgy that was threatening on Sunday has turned up and knocked me for six so I am currently a big self-pitying mess.
Maybe I’ll share the saga that was my attempt to see last nights Designers Show in my Sunday catch up, but today lets focus on the show I DID go and see, the Vintage Show.
For Norwich Fashion Week 2016 the Vintage Show was in a new venue, which was an excellent space for it. There was a VIP lounge upstairs where I got to start my evening with an espresso and bourbon cocktail, top tip, if you want me in a good mood coffee and whisky is a good place to start. If there had been chocolate and cheese there too I may never have left.
Downstairs there was a floor level catwalk that ran around in a U shape. 2 models walked at a time, crossing and stopping for a little pose at the top and sides of the U. The show felt really polished, I loved the hair and make up and the music was fantastic. The fashion collections on show from a variety of local Vintage retailers were really well put together, with a bit of a quirky feel and a lot of 70s inspired looks.
Here are a few of my favourite looks, including *those* silver trousers. I won’t be buying silver trousers, because I think they will only look so amazingly 70s rock n roll on someone with a 70s rock n roll bod, which I think we can safely say I don’t have!
Much of the second half was accessories, which I found very difficult to see properly as they whizzed past on a Catwalk. I would have loved to see these items either mixed in with the clothing collections, or shown in a separate presentation style setting before or after the show where we could walk around and get a closer look at the work and really appreciate the detail that goes into them, as I know there is a lot!
Another highlight was Wake Up Little Susie nightwear, mostly the menswear as I enjoyed watching the cameras come out from all the ladies sitting across from me (can’t think why) but also some gorgeous women’s wear.
I will be back at full strength soon, I promise!