Last night, I was lucky enough to attend the Harvey Nichols fashion show at Cutlers Hall in Quakers Friars. I attended this show last year in the Bristol museum, and whilst the show itself was fantastic, the seating arrangement wasn't so great, in that, a couple of rows back from the FROW, I had a very limited view. This venue, whilst lacking the impressive high ceilings and lengthy runway space lent by the Museum, afforded a much better view of the pieces as the models snaked their way along the catwalk; walking down one side of the room and back up the other meant that observers were almost all 'front row' as we were seated on low, back to back benches which made the whole show more accessible to all.
On arrival, Perrier Jouet champagne was proffered and loud tunes spun by dapper DJ's set the tone. I attended the event with my friend and fellow blogger Dulcie, and it was also lovely to spot Tara and Kelly amongst the crowd. The show began with aplomb and the gorgeous models stalked down the runway modelling looks by designers ranging from Stella McCartney to Thakoon via Kenzo and Mary Katrantzou, all of which are available to buy at Harvey Nichols.
The show was split into themes encompassing trends such as Sports Luxe, Sheer & Pleats, Tribal Folklore, and Mellow Yellow, rounded off with a small showcase of incredibly beautiful eveningwear looks. The neon orange dress by Roksanda Ilincic, worn beautifully by Britain's Next Top Model winner Jade, was a particular highlight but I also loved all the beautifully intricate embellished pieces and the punchy neon accessories which is a much easier (and often cheaper) way to dip into this trend.
Menswear was also represented with the onus being on a global traveller/nu rave vibe featuring skate slides, beater vests and peaked caps. Eveningwear was resplendent in monogrammed and printed suiting finished with outlandish accessories, bags and even canes!
Apres show, we were invited back to the store to indulge in some evening shopping with a 15% discount for purchases made on the night. As always, the HN fashion show was seamlessly executed and has really got me thinking about the season ahead, with a wish list of necessary pieces already coming to mind!
Thank you to Harvey Nichols for inviting me to the show!