|Emily from Blake Models wearing clothes from John Lewis|
Nottingham, prepare to get your glam fashionista on for seven whole days of fabulousness next month when the first ever Fashion Week hits the city from Friday 22 April to Saturday 30 April 2016.
Nottingham's annual 48 Hours Of Fashion event organised by It's In Nottingham and the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) will this year extend for the first time to a full Fashion Week in association with Nottingham's Creative Quarter. The event will take place in several venues around the city and various shows are to be hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter, Nottingham’s very own Alice Levine.
“I am really looking forward to being a part of the first ever Nottingham Fashion Week. It is a real honour to be involved in an event in my hometown,” said Alice. “Fashion is a huge part of Nottingham’s heritage and the city is renowned for its great mix of independents, vintage stores and high end boutiques. There is also a great range of the top national high street shops.
"I am thrilled to be hosting the Style Shows on the 29th and 30th April and excited to see the latest looks from the city’s amazing line-up of shops.”
Nottingham Fashion Week will be dedicated to showcasing the very best of the city's fashion from local designers and independent and national retailers, with various events and activities taking place. New College Nottingham will also be taking part with a variety of flash mob activities popping up at different locations throughout the week to showcase the talent of local students, bringing the city to life with music, performance and dance.
Nottingham Conference Centre’s Old Museum building will be transformed into the ‘Fashion Theatre’ for It’s In Nottingham’s spectacular Style Show Live on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April, presented by Alice Levine. The 48 hour long event will showcase the latest Spring/Summer '16 trends and collections from a host of Nottingham’s independents and high street retailers.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, there will be style presentations taking place throughout the day on Saturday 30 April at The Contemporary on Weekday Cross with fashion advice from style experts on such topics as how to buy and wear vintage, the best fashion for different body shapes and advice on wedding wear given during the shows.
The style presentations taking place at The Contemporary on Saturday 30 April are ticketed but free to attend and will be available shortly.
Standard tickets for the Style Shows on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April at Nottingham Conference Centre cost £5, which includes a goody bag that can be collected from intu Victoria Centre and access to special retailer offers and activities.
VIP tickets are available at £12 and include a reserved front row seat and a £5 voucher to spend in the city’s intu shopping centres.
Tickets for the Creative Quarter’s Nottingham Indie Fashion Showcase can be obtained by emailing - email@example.com
You can find out more about all the events taking place during Nottingham Fashion Week on their webiste www.nottingham.fashion on Facebook or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NottmFW