Thursday, 14 April 2016

Bristol Fashion Week S/S 2016

About a week ago Emily and I went to Bristol Fashion Week held at The Mall Cribbs Causeway. This was my second time at Bristol Fashion Week, my first time being the 2015 Autumn/Winter show. 

Before we went to watch the show we collected our blogger passes. There is a section before the show area where we were given free jars of lemon juice (which were so tasty!) and Kripsy Kreme doughnuts. The show was presented by Denise Van Outen and Mark Heyes this year, with Denise wearing a bright pink dress from River Island. The models' make up was created by Boots No7 whilst hair was styled by Tomlinson Hairdressing.


Fashion: Marks & Spencer, Sunglasses: Specsavers.

The first scene was based on Wimbledon. There were plenty of black and white and interestingly headbands with tennis balls on! Not exactly your day to day fashion but a good contextual detail for the runway.


Fashion: Hobbs, Menswear: Moss Bros, Children's Fashion: Marks & Spencer, Accessories: Accessorize.

This was a picnic theme. Floral, floaty dresses aplenty with pink and white flowers. The backgrounds of the dresses varied from black to paler backgrounds.


Fashion: Fat Face, Footwear: Skechers

Light blue denim dresses with a tie-belt to bring it in at the waist. Blue denim bags and beach bags, bringing the denim to the beach. Would have never thought of denim beach bags!

>Print Mix

Fashion: John Lewis, Sunglasses: Sunglass Hut.

Royal Ascot themed, stripes and flowers appear again. Interestingly there were horizontal and diagonal stripes which I have not seen before in fashion. These stripes were found on dresses, skirts and blazers. There were big hats like you would expect in the races and heels with thin straps going all away across. Overall plenty of monochrome.

>Folk Romantics

Fashions: Jack Wills, Children's Fashion: Marks & Spencer, Jewellery: Pandora, Accessories: Accessorize. 

Wedding theme so to be expected there was a lot of white. There were see-through white flower-lace dresses and white shirts for the men. White, thick flower chokers were also worn which I thought was much more light and innocent way of wearing chokers than how you normally see them.

>Model Makeover Winner

Fashion: Coast, Hair: Tomlinson Hairdressing, Make Up: Bobbi Brown.

Every time they have a competition to find normal people to receive a complete makeover and to walk the catwalk. Tonight's lady wore a beautiful silver clutch bag where there was a handle that crossed over the hand in the shape of a bow. I hadn't seen something like that before and thought it was a stunning detail for a clutch bag! She also wore a two-piece where the crop top was silver and incredibly glitzy with a long, pale green and white skirt. She looked gorgeous!


Fashion: Joules, Footwear: Crocs.

This was Henry Royal Regatta themed. I spotted a vibrant orange structured bag which I particularly liked and there were red and blue striped beach bags. Another outfit that really caught my eye was a royal blue jumpsuit with dark pink flowers. Such a statement outfit! 

>Street Style

Fashion: Warehouse, Menswear: New Look, Footwear: Soletrader.

There were black and white checks which I am personally quite the fan of! A holographic bag caught my eye so I am eager to go find it! Again there was more denim which was fashioned in the style of a cardigan; seemingly a more relaxed way of wearing denim. 


Fashion: Marks & Spencer, Accessories: Accessorize.

So much terracotta colours with camel and orange. These shades screamed sand to me and seemed great for a trip to the beach. White flowers also made an appearance.

>Colour Burst

Fashion: John Lewis. 

This scene was close to home as it was Bristol Balloon Fiesta themed. Inspired by the hot air balloons the colours were certainly bright and bold. No patterns, just block colours. Definite statement colours such as red, green and yellow. Also spotted a cape jacket which seems like something loose for covering for your shoulders which would seem good for the summer when you want to cover your shoulders.

>Short and Sassy

Fashion: New Look

My favourite name for a scene! As the name suggests, there were short, tight dresses which were in the lovely colour of pastel blue. There was also a floral two piece crop and long skirt which were again tight fitting. Seemed lovely for nights out. The men were wearing the standard baseball shirts.

In conclusion, what's on trend for Spring/Summer this year is clear: stripes and floral. However, the stripes are changing up a bit this year as the stripes are going diagonal! I have never seen that before but Mark did inform us that companies have stayed clear of that pattern before due to it being more expensive to make. Light blue wash denim also seems to be a prominent feature whether in the form of jackets, dresses or bags. My favourite was definitely the royal blue jumpsuit with the flowers as it was so beautiful looking and stood out amongst anything anyone else was wearing! A lot of the bags were catching my eye as well and I feel now that I really want to go and buy a new beach bag for my travels. I was also interested in how they had made white flower chokers. I love chokers but when I think of chokers I think of black plastic chokers or velvet ones which seem more dark and edgy. Despite loving that look I was pleasantly surprised at how they could make chokers more for people who don't like that daring look and can make them look so light.

What are your favourite pieces to wear in Spring/Summer?

PS- Credit for the photos go to Charlotte Stone, Gina Jones and The Mall Cribbs Causeway. Photos 2, 3, 6 and 13 (basically the crap quality photos!) are my own.

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