Fashion North Bonds With Local Retailers At Launch Party

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Fashion North, the latest addition to the North Easts fashion repertoire, held a party at the Bonded Warehouse, Sunderland on Wednesday night. This party was to celebrate the launch of the new website; this was done with help from local fashion brands showcasing their newest collection.

With over 120 people, students and local fashion brand owners in attendance the night became a fashion success. Half way through the night the brands showed their wares in an intimate presentation for the 120 attendees all put on by Fashion North.

With Spark DJ’ing the show, the lights went down and the show began. Scout Vintage, located in Sunderland opened the show. Their look being a tailored dark mod style suit, with contrast white shirt and black brogues this classic looks is bang on trend, as their section progressed they exhibited a vintage Burberry coat perfect for the North east weather.

FYAH Apparel established in March 2013, an independent clothing and only available online presented a more modern vibe to the show. With bomber jackets (this season and next seasons must have item), classic black tees embezzled with the FYAH logo. This look is perfect for the alternative guys amongst us.

Port Independent a Sunderland based company, but also available on ASOS Marketplace. Are aiming to provide independent fashion brands from all over the world; and last night they did just that. With a range of classic styles on offer consisting of old school denim jeans, Aztec print jackets and parkas the 90s style was for the picking.

The more high street savvy amongst us will know this next brand, New Look. New Look displayed relaxed modern tailoring, with all looks teamed with trainers. Their look consisted of shirt, blazer, jeans and classic Nike trainers. These buys are ideal for relaxed New Year’s Eve and Christmas parties.

Closing the show was the premium fashion brand Van Mildert. Van Mildert synopsised the show by ending with several smart casual ensembles. With a classic Ralph Lauren shirt teamed with black trousers and black shoes, followed by a monochromatic look with trainers, culminating with a two-piece suit and shirt. These classic looks are ideal for any smarter functions in your diary for the season ahead.

When the show had finished the band Cohesion wrapped up with an indie rock flavour. With the music echoing through the warehouse, the mood after the show was happy. So much so the Head of Journalism and PR took to Facebook to congratulate the Fashion North team declaring how “proud” he and the rest of the journalism staff in attendance were.

So well done to the Fashion North team and here’s to an allegiance with the North East and its home grown brands.

Fashion North catwalk gallery.

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