Vintage tailoring, beading and lace stole the show at Bristol Fashion Week this week, reports MyStreetChic.com Editor Gina Dyer
Teal was the signature colour at Bristol Fashion Week this season – even the marquee took on this tone for Autumn, as the city’s most stylish residents gathered to review the latest high street styles on offer at The Mall Cribbs Causeway.
The event, which spans all weekend and comprises 18 catwalk shows, showcased styles from John Lewis, River Island, Dorothy Perkins and Marks & Spencer, among others.
Vintage styling ruled the day, with collections inspired by the TV series Downton Abbey (set in the early 1900s – 20s), and 1940s designs. Fur stoles, fascinators and classic feminine tailoring ruled the roost here, but the colours were decidedly modern – teal, aubergine and burgundy were among the tones featured.
The dress that drew the most attention was a 1920s gold flapper style beaded dress from French Connection, which we fully expect to sell out in record time, judging by the reaction from Bristol’s eager fashionistas.
Sixties styles were also a big theme this season, with Peter Pan collars and skater dresses taking centre stage, and once again colour blocking is in – although this season shoppers were advised to tone it down by switching turquoise for teal and fuschia for aubergine. Coloured tights are a definite must-have item for any stylish wardrobe this winter.
For more daring shoppers, the ‘dance with me’ collection, which showcased designs from Lipsy, offered us plenty of inspiration for our Christmas party dresses this year.
The shows are now sold out for the rest of the weekend, but you can keep up with all the action by following MyStreetChic.com’s Bristol Fashion Week live blog.