NFW15 – The Vintage Show with Wex Photographic
We’re big fans of the Life In A Fine City blog as it focuses on many wonderful things we have going on in our city from fashion and style through to culture and places to go. We asked the faces behind the blog Amber and Ruth to come along to the Vintage Show sponsored by Wex Photographic to be our guest bloggers. Here’s their report on Sunday’s Show –
When the organisers of Norwich Fashion week asked us to be guest bloggers for the vintage show, to say we were excited was a bit of an understatement. Norwich has a thriving vintage scene with so many independent vintage businesses, from those selling vintage clothes, to others making fantastic vintage inspired items lovingly by hand.
The shows are all held at iconic Norwich buildings, with the vintage show being held at the Norwich Puppet Theatre, a unique medieval building which suited the vintage credentials down to the ground.
I suppose we should start by saying how stunning all the models looked, the girls looked great with hair and make-up by Jackie Hamilton School of Beauty, and of course the boys looked exquisite and how could they not having been groomed by the talented Swagger and Jacks team.
During the first half of the show we were wowed by some show stopping clothes from Norwich’s best vintage boutiques, opened by the prestigious Prim Vintage and their signature pretty dresses and closed by uber cool Retreat Vintage with every kind of vintage you could hope for inbetween.
Our favourites from the first half include –
Prim Vintage Doing what they do best, showcasing some of the prettiest dresses around, we were particularly fond of this 20’s beaded floor length gown and cute ruffled 60’s mini
Lovering & Co Had to be included in our favourites, look at those boys! Swit Swoo… Looking dapper!
The Wedding Shed A must if you are looking for something a bit different for your big day, I knew as soon as the model in the masculine suit walked into view Ruth would love it, tailoring at its best and probably what she would wear if she were to walk down the aisle.
Retreat Vintage I was trying to only choose 3 collections from each part of the show but I just couldn’t choose and had to include 4 from the first part. This almost iridescent blue dress from Retreat Vintage was spot on I could imagine wearing this to a fancy ball or toughening up the look with a vintage leather jacket and Dr Martens (who say’s pretty can’t be tough!?)
We took our seats after a short interval and awaited Part Two… Again finding it so difficult to choose favourites we start with Norwich Milliner Betsy Hatter, her headwear is incredible and I for one can totally appreciate the skill and creative talent that is put into these creations
Wake Up Little Susie Featuring the models in super glamourous nightwear, it’s safe to say the ladies around us certainly enjoyed seeing the boys in these! Whoever ends up buying those paisley pyjamas will be the envy of vintage loving men all over.
Proudlock and Harry The last collection of the evening and wow, just wow! Who knew Norwich was home to one of the sexiest underwear shops? From fringed bodysuits, satin bridal and risqué latex, we loved it all, great underwear is a must for all women and we will definitely be visiting Proudlock and Harry soon!
Closing the show was burlesque royalty Natalya Umanska the perfect performance for a perfect evening.
We would like to thank everyone who showcased a collection we thoroughly enjoyed it all and picking favourites was so hard –
Prim Vintage, Lovering & Co, Habibiti, The Costume & Textiles Association, The Frock Spot, The Wedding Shed, Hyde Johnson Couture, Retreat Vintage, Betsy Hatter, Ruby & Rose, Samantha Walden, The House of Handmade, Lisa Angel, Wake up Little Susie, Proudlock & Harry, Swagger & Jacks and Jackie Hamilton School of Beauty.
Finally the biggest thank you to Missy Vintage and Fabulous Miss K for once again putting on such an amazing evening, bring on 2016!
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