If you love the latest trends and fashion then get yourself down to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard this weekend where Southsea Fashion Week 2014 is being held. From this Thursday 12th June to Saturday 14th June, the South’s fashion industry is coming together to showcase the best fashion, hair and beauty designs around right now.
This year’s show has been organised by the students of Highbury College, who have promised it to be “Portsmouth’s biggest and most impressive fashion event yet.”
The event will begin with a hair and beauty showcase at the Dockyard’s Boathouse No.7 which will take place at 7pm on the Thursday evening. Here you will be able to see inspirational hair, make-up and beauty creations from exciting up-and-coming artists.
Local independent retailers will join the show on the Friday, where they will be selling some quirky bespoke pieces, independent designs, vintage items and eclectic jewellery for all fashion fans to purchase.
The retailers will be back again at the event on the Saturday in the day before the main new designers show in the evening. Two shows have been organised at the Dockyard’s Action Stations, taking place from 4-5:30pm and 7-9pm. Here the city’s most promising new designers will show off their themed collections, with topic’s including Denim, Menswear and Film Noir.
Alongside Highbury College, firm UnLtd, which provides support to social entrepreneurs, is also sponsoring this year’s event.
Tickets for the show start at just £2.50, which we’re sure you’ll agree is a bargain for such as exciting event in an idyllic setting. For more information about buying tickets, just head over to the Southsea Fashion Week 2014’s website HERE.
You can also find more information about the event by visiting the Facebook page and check out our recent interview with one of the organiser’s of the event, Lauren Barnett HERE.
See you at the show!
By Samantha Bartlett
Our correspondent at the event is 23-year-old journalist & blogger Samantha Bartlett. On her own blog she covers all things music, film, beauty reviews, fashion or just things she find entertaining. You can find her blog at sammybblogs.wordpress.com, or follow her on Twitter @SammyLouBelle.