Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Castle Fashion

Our next post on the last Secret Vintage Fair (Sat 30th March in Colchester Castle) is to celebrate that of our first ever fashion show.  As the scale of the event increased, so too we felt, should the entertainment.  A fashion show had been one of the elements that we had wanted to include in the Secret Vintage Fair format for some time, and we are thrilled with how well it was received, especially as this was one of the charity fund raising elements for Headway Essex.

Model's included three of the fabulous Helles Belle's foursome, students from the Colchester Institute, as well as long standing vintage fans and Show Pony from Cheeky Tiki Island. The show was held together in the very capable hands of Adam Piercy, as a professional actor he had the spark to pull the show together.

Models showed off outfits from such traders as MaryLu Vintage, Revolver Retro, Divine Intervintage,  Cherry On The Top, Cheeky Tiki Island and Lesley's Girls Vintage: all to the backdrop of tunes collated by DJ Sukie (including one track by local band Surfquake).

The Helle's Belles model a range of original vintage dresses for our "Cute and Kitsch" section

Cheeky Tiki Island's collection of screen printed t-shirts and pants, teamed up with upcycled army jackets. Modelled by the creator herself- Show Pony.

Model's demonstrating the "Spring: Monochrome" selections from our traders

Finishing off the show was a stunning selection of outfits made for weddings- whether for the bride, groom, wedding guests or bridesmaids.

A huge thank you to all those involved in making the fashion show a great success.  Not all outfits showcased  in the fashion show have been featured here, if you are intersted in any of the outfits shown here or that you saw in the show please get in touch and we will point you in the owners direction (if they haven't already been sold!). we look forward to wowing the crowds with more fashion shows next time.
Photos of the Fashion Show courtsey of SJR Photography

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