Monday, 19 September 2011

Bristol Fashion

The shops are brimming with autumn/winter stock and while we’re all hoping for some last minute sunshine, in reality it’s not going to happen.  Autumn is almost here so it’s time to assess your autumn/winter wardrobe and work out what you need to invest in this season.  But, before you head to the shops, why not get a little guidance?

There are two fantastic opportunities to find out what’s in store for us all this season.  The first is Bristol Fashion Week, up at Cribbs Causeway and the second is the Cabot Circus Fashion Show.  We really are a little spoilt here in Bristol.

Bristol fashion Week



Bristol Fashion Week is always fabulous.  The catwalk shows are entertaining (thanks somewhat to the banter between Mark Heyes from GMTV and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton), energetic and inspiring.  Everything showcased is available in store, so of course it’s inevitable that you’ll not leave empty handed.

There are 18 fashion shows so there’s plenty of opportunity to catch one, and with tickets only costing  £8.95, (or £13.95 for front row seats), it would be a shame to miss out.  Tickets are available from www.mallcribbs.com and include pre-show refreshments from M&S, a goody bag, discount vouchers for stores in The Mall and entry into a Free Prize Draw to win one of 18 Aspinal handbags worth over £395, courtesy of John Lewis. 

Cabot Circus Fashion Tour


Cabot Circus Fashion Show is being held in association with the British Fashion Council and is another event that mustn’t be missed.  This one is free (yes free!!) and takes place this Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September.  There are 11 shows in total so there’s plenty of time to catch one in between shopping sprees.  For show times, visit www.cabotcircus.com/what’s on.

Thanks to the wide range of retailers in Cabot Circus and Quakers Friars, the catwalk shows not only showcase the best of the high-street, but you’ll also see the best of the designer brands too.  So whatever your budget you’ll be able to find something to update your autumn outfits from last year, and with many of Cabot Circus’s stores and restaurants offering up to 20% off, your pennies will go that little bit further.

I’ll be watching a show or two, and might even do a spot of live blogging (although this scares me slightly) so check back next week for some photos straight from the catwalk. 

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