NUA Guest Post – Fashion Excess Sponsored by Dr Martens
Joining the Norwich Fashion Week team during NFW16 were students from the Norwich University of the Arts. Several students working towards a BA (Hons) on the Fashion Communication and Promotion course experienced the week as it happened, with roles including assistants to the show coordinators and exclusive access for blog/vlog content. Student Faye Anderson blogs about Fashion Excess Sponsored by Dr Martens.
Usually on the 17th of March, the celebrating is taken place in a horrendously cramped pub, with absolutely no recollection of the events from the night before, an average St Patricks day for many. This year however, Norwich celebrated by the way of an exciting Fashion event as part of Norwich Fashion week 2016, Fashion Excess.
Predominantly, the nights objective was to inspire those with a love for style, music and creativity. Objective met. Being held at OPEN, the vibrancy was surely captured, emphasized with a cheeky double served at the energetic bar.
The abundance of local designers and high street brands was exceptional, from independents such as ‘Lisa Angel’ to nationals like ‘French Connection’, all the brands gelled surprisingly well together. The theme of the night was Gatsby meets Rock n Roll, which kept a coherence running through out. Many brands such as Monsoon mixed floral prints with bad-ass rebel footwear from show sponsors Dr Martens.
Along with the style, goes the epic bands who performed alongside, the models strutting their stuff. ‘No Holy Men’ who were in the midst of the vibrancy gave the show a cinematic edge truly capturing the essence of the show. Its hard to say what genre to place them in – instead I would simply say authentic, individual and far from the norm.
Which brings me on to the main sponsor of Fashion Excess, Dr Martens. The bold opening screen logo, the bands styling Docs with their non-chalant outfits and the models lanky legs pertruding from the prominent 1460’s footwear, the brands mark was left across the whole event. We love you Docs – you will forever be a timeless classic in our wardrobes.
What a way to end Norwich Fashion Week. Thank you Norwich for once again presenting a superb combination of culture, style and flamboyancy.
Written by Faye Anderson
BA(Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion Year 1
Norwich University of the Arts
Edited by Alex Hill
Director Norwich Fashion Week