On Saturday afternoon (10 May) NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week kicked off with a bang with the Company Present’s NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week catwalk event.
The event was filled with guest appearances from our beloved Welsh designer, Julien Macdonald OBE and our favourite magazine writers from Company, Alexxsia Elizabeth and Carlene Thomas-Bailey.
The shows were split into two halves, showing the A-Z of High Street stores in Newcastle, with some of the best spring/summer looks for 2014. The retailers included, Accessorize, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Julien Macdonald’s Star range at Debenhams, Dr. Martens, H&M, Jack Wills, Topshop and Urban Oufitters.
With music by Metro Radio, the room filled with excitement as head of programming and events at NE1, Sandra Tang took to the stage and introduced the upcoming catwalk and guest stars.
Julien Macdonald then appeared, donned in black (of course!) and a gorgeous pair of Louboutins to kick-off the fashion event.
Accessorize opened the show with oversized fedora hats, maxi dresses and bejewelled incrusted sandals, perfect for your summer holiday!
This was followed by Adidas who brought the men to the catwalk, in boxers and briefs in shades of neon. The ladies also took to the catwalk, in Calvin Klein (and we could not stop thinking about THAT Kendall Jenner pic!)
Of course, Julien Macdonald’s stunning range, Star, at Debenhams was an awesome glitz and glam addition to the catwalk, including floral midi dresses; white trousers and pastel blazers.
Jack Wills and H&M brought us ‘festival chic’ with an array of denim shorts, checked shirts and kimonos, which were all very popular with the Fashion North team.
Topshop also took centre stage, showing us their pastel collections available at the Newcastle store. From pencil skirts to crop tops and everything in between, if light shades are your thing, Topshop is where you need to go.
Marks and Spencer was also a massive hit, with the male models looking dapper in M&S’ Best Of British collection. It’s clear that the retailer is succeeding in hitting its younger market with pretty pencil skirts and elegant dresses perfect for a day at the races.
Of course the high street favourite, Urban Outfitters, gave an edgy feel to the catwalk with several Aztec prints and patterned shorts matched with eccentric headbands.
To close the show, Warehouse ended with a hint of elegance. Jumpsuits and midi dresses galore!
A wonderful finale by the glamorous boys and girls that were, Boho Models.