I may still be smarting from the end of another blissful summer (sob) but in fashion terms at least, the arrival of September is like celebrating New Year’s Eve and I can already feel a smile spreading across my face when I think of what stylish delights there are to come over the next few weeks.
This week Bristolians can look forward to the return of ‘Auntie Gok’ to Cabot Circus and Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out. This Wednesday Gok Wan assembles his travelling catwalk under the glass roof of Cabot Circus as part of a new series of Gok’s Clothes Roadshow.
The format is slightly different this time, as designer labels have been kicked to the curb in favour of budget buys. This means high street outfits as seen in previous catwalk shows will now be pitted agaisnt outfits that cost as little as £50. As always the public get to vote on which looks they prefer so if you want to cast your vote make sure you get down to Cabot Circus for 5pm.
On Thursday the fashion world unites for Vogue’s annual Fashion’s Night Out. This international celebration takes place in cities across the world from New York and LA to Milan and London. From 6pm onwards shoppers can hob nob with designers, sip champagne, indulge in the latest A/W11 trends and shop to their hearts content.
I can’t wait to check out Oxford Street and Covent Garden in London this year but Bristolians don’t need to miss out as Harvey Nicks in Quakers Friars is also taking part in FNO. If you know of any more FNO events in Bristol or are heading to another city to enjoy the fashion festivities tell me about your experiences and share your shopping secrets by commenting below.
Filming for Gok’s Clothes Roadshow takes place this Wednesday (7th Sept) at Cabot Circus from 5pm. Fashion Night Out events are taking place across the country so visit the Fashion’s Night Out website for info and links to events in your area.