One of my favourite parts of previous years at NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week has been our catwalk event – Fashion Front Row. So I was delighted to bring it back with a new makeover for NE1’s Fashion Futures.
We worked hard to pull together the very best designers from the region and showcase their work in a glittering catwalk at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the two day event that was NE1’s Fashion Futures.
Here’s my highlights from the show!
Sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Newcastle & Terry De Havilland
Backstage – Dayne Hendersons Designs
Sea Drift Designs
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PROUD moment! My new event NE1’s Fashion Futures was just incredible. It took place 13 & 14th May at the beautiful BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and on the second day, we had the most amazing speakers. I was delighted to welcome some of the fashion industry’s top talent. It all took place
Here was our gorgeous sponsor – Mercedes Benz of Newcastle outside the venue, providing a grand entrance to the event.
The day started off with an industry panel talk I’d arranged, featuring Darren Spurling – MD of Terry De Havilland, Michelle Taylor – Creative Director and Founder of Tallulah Love, Kate Ablett – Senior Designer at Berghaus and Charis Younger – Menswear Designer at AllSaints. I hosted the talk and I hope the students and audience who attended found it as fascinating and insightful as I did.
I can’t believe that I was the warm up for the fantastic fashion designer that is Henry Holland and his co-star Laura Weir, Fashion Features Editor of Vogue. Both of them were captivating and made such a charming pair on stage. I’m truly delighted to have met them both, my only issue was that being the organiser and rushing around backstage, I didn’t get chance to chat to them much or get that precious selfie!
Love this photo of them, they both look absolutely gorgeous. #fangirl
What I also loved about the Fashion Talks, were they were each so different. We started out with a panel, followed by a conversation with the aforementioned delightful duo, and finished with the wonderful Alexandra Shulman OBE – the Editor in Chief of British Vogue.
I was jumping around the office, when she originally confirmed. She’s been a hero of mine for a while. I’ve loved how she’s business with a hint of fashion – a bit like I feel I am, so hearing her talk was just inspirational. Having been at Vogue for over 20 years, she’s a legend!
I was lucky enough to chat to her and grab a quick photo too backstage. She was absolutely lovely. PS Terrible photo of me (not much sleep and no make-up do not make a good look!).
This was only one half of an unbelievable day. Check back soon for the second half – the North East’s biggest catwalk – showcasing the region’s top designers: Fashion Front Row, part of NE1’s Fashion Futures soon.
Thanks for reading and ciao for now! x