Lincoln Fashion Week 2018 kicked off on Friday 4th May 2018 at Lincoln City Centre with our tote bag giveaway and Live Mannequin Display and more. Since then, the days filled with our fabulous fashion events have been flying by and we are fast approaching our Fashion Finale on Friday 11th May 2018. We hope you have been enjoying what Fashion Week has to offer so far, but if you have not been able to catch it all, look no further. Let us recap what’s been happening.
Friday 4th May
Fashion Week Launch
Our Fashion Week, running for its third year, kicked off with our tote bag giveaway on Lincoln High Street. Our dedicated staff and volunteers, after spending hours stuffing the tote bags, took to the High Street between 11am and 3pm to give away free, fabulous tote bags to the shoppers. The event started with a town crier announcing the start of Fashion Week, you may have heard her shouting “It’s Lincoln’s, fabulous, Fashion Week!”. We were armed with over 300 tote bags and they flew off our arms like hot cakes, or clothes at a closing down sale. If you managed to get yourself one, we hope you are loving it!
Ball Room Boutique
If you have not caught it already, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance have set up a Boutique with the donations made from the lovely people within the community. The people of Lincoln have been donating their hand-me-downs, old beloved ball gowns and more in hopes they will receive a second lease of life and low and behold, the donations made were incredible. The Ball Room Boutique has been hugely popular and is still running, so if you have not already, head on down to catch a fantastic item without a huge price tag. Located in the Waterside Shopping Centre.
DecoDent Fashion Exhibition
Students from Sir William Robertson Academy designed outfits for an exhibition called ‘DecoDent’ that is currently being displayed in the Waterside Shopping Centre. If you go and check it out now, you can get up close and personal with the outfits before witnessing them modelled by the students on the catwalk on Friday 11th May. The shoppers of Waterside have enjoyed viewing the collection, make sure you catch it soon.
Live Mannequin Display
Across Lincolnshire, the mannequins came to life. Do not worry though, it was not like that episode of Doctor Who that made you all used to hide behind the sofa. These were our real life models taking the place of the mannequins in shop windows to showcase the retailers latest collections and fashions. Windows came alive across the High Street and all the way down to St. Marks giving the community and shoppers a mix of fear, excitement and delight. Did you get caught out by our cheeky swap around?
Saturday 5th May
Fashion Life Drawing
Saturday brought our Fashion Life Drawing event to the Usher Gallery. We had a fantastic turn out of artists both amateur and professional picking up their materials and hitting their canvas’s to draw our lovely Fashion Life Model. Fantastic work was created and there was a fantastic atmosphere supported by absolutely beautiful weather. We thank the Usher Gallery for hosting this event for us and we hope that everybody that came had a fantastic time.
TOPSHOP Vintage Shop
Waterside Shopping Centre hosted another pop-up shop on Saturday with TOPSHOP setting up a Vintage Shop within the centre itself. The community loved exploring the vintage ranges and picking up a treat or two for themselves.
Monday 7th May
Children’s Fashion Show
Lincoln Fashion Week’s Children’s Fashion Show returned to Debenhams for another fantastic catwalk with our mini models. This Monday event was split into three different shows where various retailers from Debenhams to Whitestuff, GAP, NEXT and more graced the runway and our mini models pulled off the outfits fantastically. They provided us with great entertainment whilst showing us the amazing new fashions on offer and we couldn’t have asked for a better show.
Tuesday 8th May
TALKINGHEADS took to the Waterside today to offer out Style Demonstrations to anybody passing by. Just like last year they had people approaching them to have free style demonstrations on their hair and enjoyed being pampered whilst taking a break from their shopping.
Lincoln Fashion Week 2018 is not over yet! Visit our EVENTS page to see what is left of this fabulous week as we build up to our big Fashion Finale Catwalk.
We cannot wait to see you there, we hope you are as excited as we are.