Bristol Fashion Week: A Rather Unfashionably Late Entrance

Marks and Spencer A/W12

On Friday after a hellish afternoon at the dentist (ok, not that hellish but I hate having to go at all) I decided to cheer myself with a trip to Bristol Fashion Week.

BFW comes to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway twice a year, bringing high street trends and the comedy duo of TV stylist Mark Heyes and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, who present the show each season. Unfortunatly thanks to being rather unfashionably late, I missed a large chunk of their banter, including why a slab of Cadbury Dairy Milk is the latest accessory.

Luckily there were still plenty of clothes to drool over, from John Lewis, M&S and River Island. My favourite scene was ‘heritage’ set against a backdrop of Chatsworth House (along with plenty of Downton banter from Mark and Andrew).

I just love this muted colour pallete of burgandy and bottle green, thrown in with tweeds, wool and just a smattering of tartan. Heritage has been a recurring theme for several A/W seasons recently, and its one that’s so easy to wear.

One catwalk scene was also dedicated to Alice Temperly’s new label, Somerset, which recently launched exclusively at John Lewis. BFW chose to focus on her eveningwear – elegant black lace and pretty pleated dresses – but I’m actually more interested in her tailored blouses, leather pencil skirt and accessories – black and silver suede brogues, anyone?

Due to my late arrival I was at the back of the venue, but here are some of the best snaps of the afternoon.

Did you make it to Bristol Fashion Week? What are your favourite looks for A/W12?

Andrew Barton and Mark Heyes at BFW

Andrew Barton and Mark Heyes presenting BFW

Coast at BFW

Coast dresses at Bristol Fashion Week

Anne Summers at BFW

One for the boys… Anne Summers at BFW

Somerset dresses by Alice Temperley

Somerset dresses by Alice Temperley

River Island

Space age style from River Island

Heritage from Marks and Spencer

Heritage A/W12 from Marks and Spencer



Filed under Bristol Fashion Week, catwalk show

5 responses to “Bristol Fashion Week: A Rather Unfashionably Late Entrance

  1. Looks like there was a nice selection on display. I agree with you – I’m really loving ‘heritage’ with all the tweeds, dark greens, burgandies and faux furs – yummy! 🙂

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