Bath in Fashion responds to budget with recessionista fashion tipsDocument Transcript
BATH IN FASHION RESPONDS TO BUDGET WITH RECESSIONISTAFASHION TIPSBath in Fashion starts today with a series of catwalk shows, talks anddemonstrations across the city. The festival is also geared towardsrecessionista dressing which involves recycling fashion and creating newlooks from the back of your wardrobe.City Centre Manager and organiser of Bath in Fashion, Andrew Cooper says,“Bath is a great place to shop and caters to all pockets. Bath offers a uniqueshopping opportunity with everything from top high street brands to designernames in independent boutiques.” He continued, “Bath in Fashion goes backto the city’s fashionable roots and celebrates its fashion heritage, and today isa fabulous place to live, work and play.”“Bath’s Big Swish” on Friday 25th March at The Octagon, Milsom Place inBath city centre is in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, and will give peoplethe opportunity to trade in their less loved items for a whole new look. If youhaven’t heard of swishing before, it’s a new concept aimed at fashion savvywomen, where you swap, not shop! Swishing enables you to exchange theitems you no longer want by helping others and expanding your wardrobe atthe same time, without spending too much money. This new way to shop ismore fun, better for the environment and it raises funds for an excellentcharity.For a full programme of information and tickets go to bathinfashion.co.uk orcall 0844 847 5256.Bath in Fashion has also focussed on the city’s Charity Shop Challengeinspired by Bath Spa University fashion students. The top outfits will beparaded on the catwalks in an Urban Fashion show at SouthGate, Bath onFriday at 4.00pm & 7.30pm.
The city’s A-listers are gathering to get front row seats in the Octagon today atMilsom Place with shows at 2.00pm and 7.30pm under the direction ofLondon Fashion Week producer John Walford, and Thursday night sees anunusual mix of SS11 fashions paraded on 2000 year old pavements at theRoman Baths.A diverse programme of talks includes fashion guru Iain R Webb inconversation with manager of the Fashion Museum Rosemary Harden, a talkby textile supremo Karen Nicol, and a subtraction cutting workshop by fashiondesigner Julian Roberts.