A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have been invited to one of the South West's biggest social events: Bristol Fashion Week. This year's show started with a stylish bang: power duo Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton, who amped up the audience's tangible excitement with their fashion-focused banter. As well as the jokes, the pair dished out the detes of this season's trends from both designer and high street fashions: pastels will be everywhere, tribal is fun and nautical is always in but be sure to mix it up a little! There was a touching model makeover segment to the night's show, where a lucky member of the public with an inspirational story had been picked out for a makeover and got to strut her stuff down the runway. Lucky girl.
The show had some innovative moments of surprise. For example, the models didn't only catwalk down the runway, but performed theme-friendly dance routines to fit a give context. Cue the Bollywood themed lingerie and swimwear range from Anne Summers and the Sopranos themed Italian inspired looks from John Lewis - my favourite look of the show.
Overall, it was a fabulous evening, which showed it's audience that fashion does not have to be stuffy and elitist to make one feel special.