Cardiff Fashion Week – what to expect

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Cardiff Fashion Week is now in full swing and is showcasing the very best design and retail in Wales. The Highlight is set to be the catwalks and designer village at Cardiff Masonic Hall on Saturday the 29th of October. Designers and retailers will be coming together to show off the best Wales has to offer in fashion design and style, celebrating Cardiff and Wales as a hub of fashion, innovation and talent. Throughout this week Cardiff Fashion Week will be promoting designers, students, retailers, hair and beauty professionals as well as health and well being. I am very excited to be invited along to a cat walk show this Saturday as a blogger, though this will surely mean emptying the entirety of my wardrobe whilst screeching ‘I have nothing to wear!’ I am inclined suggest my husband ups the limit on the mastercard pronto.

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Colleges and universities such as the University of South Wales and Cardiff and Vale College are getting in on the act and are utilising fashion week as a platform for their talented students to display their collections and designs. The University of South Wales will be showcasing ‘Self’ – a collection of genderless clothing as a special feature within the catwalk shows.

Within the fashion village there will be a multitude of entertainment including a live band, demonstrations, displays and workshops, so you can immerse yourself in all things fashion darlings.

Love Your Clothes will also be partnering with Cardiff Fashion Week to help raise awareness of the impact of clothing and how we can love our clothes longer to reduce impact on the environment. They will be holding a series of events to educate consumers on how to repair and upcycle your clothes to extend their lifespan and indeed our creativity when it comes to clothes.

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One of the events that highlighted the issue of clothing waste was the Models March that marked the official start of Cardiff Fashion Week. Models wore designs created by South Wales eco fashion designer, Scarlet Etoile and marched through Cardiff city centre. The models visited not only a number of fashion week sponsors and partners but also a colossal one tonne pile of clothes by the Capitol Centre, in order to highlight the amount of unwanted clothes that are needlessly thrown away every 90 seconds in the UK.

It is surely going to be a spectacular celebration of Welsh fashion and talent, whilst inspiring and educating. Tickets to the catwalk shows and designer village are still available at www.visitcfw.co.uk. For all fashion week news and updates you can follow Cardiff Fashion week on twitter: @VisitCFW and on Facebook Cardiff Fashion Week

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