Cardiff Fashion Week returns to the Welsh capital this month, after a couple of years absence, with activities running from 22 – 29 October 2016 including work from independent designers, fashion students and established retailers.
The week long schedule of activities culminates in catwalk shows and a designer village to be held at the Cardiff Masonic Hall on Saturday 29 October.
The University of South Wales Fashion Department is actively involved in the week, demonstrating work from students of fashion design, promotion and retail. The university will be showcasing ‘Self’ – a collection of genderless clothing, as a special feature within the catwalk shows.
Model turned designer, Sophie Moulds will also be showing her fashion accessory business ‘Sophie Elizabeth London’ in the designer village on 29 October.
The Power of Greyskull, a sport and leisure wear brand based in Penarth will showcase their unique sportswear leggings, designed to fit every shape, size and style.
Kai Steward of Jaxxon House in Pembrokeshire. who won the ASOS young designer of the year award in 2014, will also be showing his collection.
As part of the fashion village, there will be dance displays, barber demonstrations, a live band and a variety of fashion related workshops.
Throughout the week, Love Your Clothes will also be partnering with Cardiff Fashion Week holding a series of fashion related events across the Welsh capital. Love Your Clothes is a consumer campaign that aims to help reduce the impact of clothing across the UK by helping consumers change the way they buy, use and dispose of clothes.
Ty Hafan is the official charity for Cardiff Fashion Week 2016 and there will be a number of fundraising initiatives leading up to and during the event.
Paula Abbandonato, CFW Joint Organiser said: “Cardiff Fashion Week is a platform to celebrate all that is great about Welsh fashion and design.”
Wenda James Rowe, CFW Joint Organiser added: “We are creating a very inclusive week for everyone who is interested in fashion and styling. Our aim is to become one of the leading regional fashion weeks in the UK providing Welsh design talent with a unique marketing opportunity on their doorstep.”
For further details of the full line-up of designers and sponsors and to buy tickets to the catwalk shows and designer village go to www.visitcfw.co.uk.