Bristol Fashion Week S/S13

Somerset by Alice Temperly SS13

Bristol Fashion Week returned to The Mall and Cribs Causeway this week, armed with a pampering zone,  glasses of bubbly and catwalk shows to showcase the S/S13 trends we can expect to see on the high street this season.

Unfortunately the weather hasn’t caught up with the calendar yet, so I’m still daydreaming about when I can wear shorts, bare legs and floral dresses without freezing. However that didn’t stop me mentally picking out my favourite pieces, including this Somerset by Alice Temperley dress from John Lewis, above.

Unlike last year’s show, I had a far more enjoyable journey, hitching a lift with Nicola and arriving just in time to grab a mini cupcake, a glass of bubbly and take our seats for the show. Brands on the catwalk included River Island, Timberland, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, the latter of which had a fantastic floral scene, where oversized gerberas were used as colourful parasols.

Mark Heyes and Andrew Barton presented the catwalk show with their usual banter, and monochrome was one of the most popular trends, appearing in several scenes and on the cotton tote goody bags we received after the show. Although I have a hankering for a pair of black and white striped trousers, the scenes I enjoyed the most were the aforementioned florals, and the neon scene, also by John Lewis, including a gorgeous pleated Ted Baker maxi skirt with a neon pink trim.

The perky models, summery clothes and good company were the perfect antidote to a long week of miserable weather and while I’m still happy in jumpers and leggings for now, I’m looking forward to shopping the S/S trends soon!

The shows are still running across the weekend, so check out the BFW website for more info on ticket prices and show times. Have you been to BFW yet? What was your favourite look?

Bristol Fashion Week S/S13Dorothy Perkins and River Island at Bristol Fashion WeekMarks and Spencer SS13 at BFWFlorals from John Lewis S/S13Timberland SS13 at BFWFloral John Lewis S/S13 dress at Bristol Fashion WeekWallis S/S13 Bristol Fashion WeekJohn Lewis S/S13 neon trendBristol Fashion Week S/S13 finale

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7 responses to “Bristol Fashion Week S/S13

  1. Love that giant flower/umbrella do-dah! Unlike London Fashion Week were they showcase a lot of stuff that is so ‘out there’ it’s unwearable, I like the fact that the regional shows send outfits down the catwalk that you could actually wear.

    The floral prints are lovely – come on spring, sort it out so we can start wearing these pieces!!

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  3. Great pix SJ! Happy memories – I feel warmer just looking at them.

  4. I love how we were all fashionably late haha! Seeing that flowery Ted Baker dress again makes me wish money grew on trees… It’s so beautiful but it’s £200. Ouch! 😦 T xo

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