The biggest date in the North East’s fashion calendar is nearly upon us. The ever popular NE1’s Newcastle Fashion week will descend upon the streets of Newcastle for the third year running from the 9th to the 17th of May 2014.
If the previous years of this fashion extravaganza have taught us anything, it’s that NE1’s Newcastle Fashion 14 should not disappoint. There’s an action pact itinerary for the week involving a plethora of Newcastle fashion houses and venues which should attract both fashionista’s and Celebs in their droves.
Friday 9 May
Official NE1’s NFW Launch Party
This year, NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week will kick off with the launch party, at Newcastle’s newest premier establishment, Bonbar in Newcastle’s Assembly Rooms. Guests will be treat to a dJ set from Mr and Mrs Jones aka Sophie Ellis Baxter & Richard Jones.
Saturday 10 May
Company Magazine Presents NE1’s NFW
Our first real fashion hit is delivered by a day of catwalks. This year, NE1 has teamed up with fashion magazine, Company to host a series of catwalks in the luxurious surroundings of the Assembly Rooms.
The event gets underway at 12 noon with Company Magazine presenting the very best of fashion from Newcastle, with two shows, 12 noon and 2pm charting the fashion alphabet from A-Z. Fashion features duo, Carlene Thomas-Bailey and Alexxia Elizabeth from Company will be presenting the catwalks and casting their fashionable eyes over the collections. The daytime catwalk events are ticket only with entry costing £3 per person.
At 8pm, the focus turns designer when Company magazine presents Vivienne Westwood with Cruise at the VIP invite only event, followed by an after party at Bonbar.
Sunday 11 May
Clueless: Class of 2014
Chill on Sunday with a Clueless: Class of 2014 screening at House of Smith. The movie that brought us mini backpacks, fuzzy pens and stylish tweed/Tartan outfits which are all coming back in a big way, perfectly demonstrated by Rapper Iggy Azalea in her hit single ‘Fancy.’
Enjoy the classic fashion film Clueless and dress up in your best 90s garb for your chance to win prizes. There’s makeovers from Topshop, fashion illustrations by Melissa Bailey and much more. The free event runs from 2pm.
Monday 12 May
Martini Manicure Monday
Fat Buddha Restaurant is the venue on Monday evening with a spring/summer catwalk show from Van Mildert, free mini manicures courtesy of international nail art winners, Spoilt for Choice, Nail & Beauty Lounge and cocktails by the Cocktail Project.
Tuesday 13 May
Northumbria University: Fashion
The Baltic is the venue, showcasing the latest design talent from the University’s award winning fashion design departments.
Wednesday 14 May
Fashion Front Row
Luxury lingerie, Tallulah Love will take centre stage in this year’s showcase for North East design talent, Fashion Front Row, a brand which is much in demand amongst the rich and fashion famous.
Fashion Front row always attracts huge crowds and this year will have a new city centre venue at Tiger Tiger chosen to accommodate the growing number of people who clamour to attend. Entry is free with donations on the door collected for children’s charity, Cash For Kids.
Thursday 15 May
Intu Eldon Square’s Fashion Frenzy
Intu Eldon Square which will host a Fashion Frenzy shopping event with special offers and activities in stores across the centre from 12 Noon until 8pm, making the most of the city staying open and Alive after Five. Eldon Garden will be joining in the festivities with its own retailer catwalks and showcasing emerging talent from Newcastle College with shows at 12 and 6pm
Friday 16 May
Get Into Fashion
NE1’s Newcastle fashion week sponsors, DDCA The Creative Agency will be hosting an afternoon of talks, seminars and panel discussions with a team of eminent fashion gurus at Northumbria University from 12 noon – 6.15pm. NE1 presents, at 6:30pm the headline speaker for NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week Lauren Luke, the You Tube sensation who enjoys an international following for her make up artistry and online tutorials.
Friday 16 May
Rox Royalty in association with Luxe magazine – 8-10pm
As the evening draws in an exclusive VIP ticket only affair will have people peering in at the windows watching enviously as guests enjoy cocktails, pampering and entertainment in the uber luxurious surroundings at Rox Jewellers as they peruse the vast diamond encrusted array of jewellery and designer watches.
Saturday 17 May
Official NE1’s NFW Closing Party
The closing party at Tup Tup Palace is the place to be seen and in previous years has made the papers thanks to the celebs that wanted in on the fashion action. The paparazzi will be lying in wait to see who tips up this year.
NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week 2014 is sponsored by Mercedes Benz Newcastle and DDCA The Creative Agency.
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