Living in the North East of England we sometimes tend to feel left out or forgotten about when it comes to things like fashion events, but fear not Geordies- Newcastle Fashion Week is on its way! The first of its kind, Newcastle Fashion Week will see a number of events running throughout the week beginning the 14th of May until the 21st.
I’ve selected what I think could be the highlights of the week, but obviously there’ll be loads more going on.
Running all throughout the week.
En Vogue: Fashion from the Stack- The City Library will be housing a large number of fashion magazines including vintage copies of Vogue from 1945 onwards. City Library, free.
Where beauty begins- Beauty workshops showcasing various products. John Lewis, free.
Saturday 14th May
The Official Newcastle Fashion Week launch party. Tup Tup Palace.
Sunday 15th May
Make and Mend Market. Star and Shadow Cinema, £1 entry 12-5pm
Venus in Furs vintage and craft fair. Settle Down Cafe 11am-4pm.
Official Fashion TV Party. Tup Tup Palace, £10 entry 8pm-3am
Monday 16th May
An hour with Wayne Hemingway. Northumbria University, free (tickets need to be booked in advance) 11am.
Tuesday 17th May
Eldon Square Pamper Day- Free beauty treatments available.
Fashion Front Row: Newcastle’s Design Talent.- Showcasing Newcastle’s up and coming talent. As You Like It, free. 7.30-9pm.
Wednesday 18th May
Independent Shop Crawl- A tour round the city’s finest independent shops, featuring special discounts. Starts 9.15am, free (tickets to be booked in advance).
Thursday 19th May
Northumbria University Catwalk Show. The Baltic, £10.
Daisy Green’s Great Big Swap- Swishing fun. As You Like It. 5pm onwards.
Eldon Square VIP Shopping Night- Free, 6-9pm.
Girls Night In Out- Beauty treatments, boutiques, cupcakes, jewellery etc. Tiger Tiger, £5. 7-10pm.
Friday 20th May
Newcastle Vintage Guide- Learn how to discover great vintage pieces. City Library, free. 2-3pm
Saturday 21st May
Charity Shop Challenge- 5 contestants get the chance to compete to find the best look for under £15, racing to shop and unearth a brand new outfit which will be revealed at the Monument with the winner picked by the crowd. Monument, free. 1pm.
More information about the events throughout the week can be found here.
In addition to Newcastle Fashion Week there’s also Newcastle’s Affordable Vintage Fair at Northumbria University on the 7th of May , the lovely ladies over at Scarlett Hearts having their official launch party in June (Check out their shop out for some super cute jewellery) and of course the upcoming Newcastle Blogger meet up. Get those diaries out!