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NE1’S NEWCASTLE FASHION WEEK PROGRAMME FOR 2014
9 -17 May 2014, any self respecting Fashionista will already have the dates marked firmly in their diary, NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, is an event not to be missed.
This is the 4th year that NE1 Ltd has hosted the A-list event and each year it gets bigger and better with more catwalks,retail offers, exclusive VIP events and a healthy smattering of celebrities thrown in for good measure.
In previous years TV presenter, Caryn Franklin of Clothes Show fame, together with designers Wayne Hemingway and Scott Henshall have all been involved in hosting events during the week, with the after show parties attracting the likes of Dizzee Rascal; Black Eyed Peas and international music superstar, Will I. Am, together with fashion designer, model and musician, Diana Vickers all helping to put Newcastle firmly on the fashion map.
Search for NE1’s Newcastle’s Most Stylish
10 April – 3 May
Even before the week gets underway the fun starts with NE1’s 4th annual search for the city’s Most Stylish which runs from 10 April – 3 May.
On Thursday 10th April, a team of NE1’s style scouts and fashion photographer will be out and about on Northumberland Street on a quest to find the city’s most stylish. If the weather is inclement, the team takes the search indoors into intu Eldon Square. Thursdays will see the team take to the streets from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and on Saturdays from 12 – 2pm.
Those photographed will be in the running to be crowned Newcastle’s Most Stylish with their chance to win a £500 VIP shopping spree at designer boutique, Cruise and a weekend hire of a Mercedes Benz convertible from event sponsors Mercedes Benz Newcastle. Photos will be uploaded to NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week Facebook page with the public encouraged to ‘like’ their favourite with the Top Ten judged by fashion industry experts.
To view the entries for this year’s Most Stylish and to vote for your favourites – visit: https://www.facebook.com/nclfshnwk
Designed by Dr. Martens Newcastle and Prefab 77 – NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week T-shirts
Wear the Week
On Sale in Fenwick 28 April
Dr. Martens Newcastle has designed this year’s NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week T-shirt, giving a street style edge to this commemorative must-have fashion item. As in previous years, all profits from the sale of the T-s will go to Cash For Kids with Fenwick the exclusive retailer. T-shirts will go on sale on 28 April.
THE WEEK ITSELF
Friday 9 May
Official NE1’s NFW Launch Party
This year, the event is starting as it means to go on. NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week will kick off with the launch party, at Newcastle’s newest premier establishment, Bonbar in Newcastle’s Assembly Rooms.
Saturday 10 May
Company Magazine Presents NE1’s NFW
The fashion festivities begin in earnest with a day of catwalks. This year, NE1 has teamed up with fashion magazine, Company to host a series of catwalks in the luxurious surroundings of the Assembly Rooms.
The event gets underway at 12 noon with Company Magazine presenting the very best of fashion from Newcastle, with two shows, 12 noon and 2pm charting the fashion alphabet from A-Z. Fashion features duo, Carlene Thomas-Bailey and Alexxia Elizabeth from Company will be presenting the catwalks and casting their fashionable eyes over the collections. The daytime catwalk events are ticket only with entry costing £3 per person
At 8pm, the focus turns designer when Company magazine presents Vivienne Westwood with Cruise at the VIP invite only event, followed by an after party at Bonbar.
Sunday 11 May
Clueless: Class of 2014
After a hectic catwalk fuelled Saturday – kick back on lazy Sunday with a Clueless: Class of 2014 at House of Smith. Enjoy a screening of the classic fashion film Clueless and dress up in your best 90s garb for your chance to win prizes. There’s makeovers from Topshop, fashion illustrations by Melissa Bailey and much more. The free event runs from 2pm.
Monday 12 May
Martini Manicure Monday
An event that was first introduced last year returns to Fat Buddha Restaurant on Monday evening with a spring/summer catwalk show from Van Mildert, free mini manicures courtesy of international nail art winners, Spoilt for Choice, Nail & Beauty Lounge and cocktails by the Cocktail Project.
Tuesday 13 May
Northumbria University: Fashion
The hottest ticket event in the busy fashion week calendar is the Northumbria University Catwalk Show at The Baltic showcasing the latest design talent from the University’s award winning fashion design departments. International buyers and fashion industry VIPs from across the UK will converge on Newcastle to witness this year’s crop of fashion talent.
Wednesday 14 May
Fashion Front Row
Luxury lingerie, Tallulah Love will take centre stage in this year’s showcase for North East design talent, Fashion Front Row, a brand which is much in demand amongst the rich and fashion famous. American designer-turned-photographer Tom Ford and ex-Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld used the lingerie for the CR Fashion Book. Harpers Bazaar in the US also asked for the lingerie to be used in a cover shoot with celebrity phenomenon, Kim Kardashian.
Fashion Front row always attracts huge crowds and this year will have a new city centre venue at Tiger Tiger chosen to accommodate the growing number of people who clamour to attend. Entry is free with donations on the door collected for children’s charity, Cash For Kids
Thursday 15 May
intu Eldon Square’s Fashion Frenzy
Exclusively Eldon Garden
After days of catwalks, it is time for some retail therapy and where better than intu Eldon Square which will host a Fashion Frenzy shopping event with special offers and activities in stores across the centre from 12 Noon until 8pm, making the most of the city staying open and Alive after Five. Eldon Garden will be joining in the festivities with its own retailer catwalks and showcasing emerging talent from Newcastle College with shows at 12 and 6pm
Friday 16 May
Get Into Fashion
NE1’s Newcastle fashion week sponsors, DDCA The Creative Agency will be hosting an afternoon of talks, seminars and panel discussions with a team of eminent fashion gurus at Northumbria University from 12 noon – 6.15pm. NE1 presents, at 6:30pm the headline speaker for NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week Lauren Luke, the You Tube sensation who enjoys an international following for her make up artistry and online tutorials.
Friday 16 May
Rox Royalty in association with Luxe magazine – 8-10pm
As the evening draws in an exclusive VIP ticket only affair will have people peering in at the windows watching enviously as guests enjoy cocktails, pampering and entertainment in the uber luxurious surroundings at Rox Jewellers as they peruse the vast diamond encrusted array of jewellery and designer watches.
Saturday 17 May
Official NE1’s NFW Closing Party
The closing party at Tup Tup Palace is the place to be seen and in previous years has made the papers thanks to the celebs that wanted in on the fashion action. The paparazzi will be lying in wait to see who tips up this year.
NE1's Newcastle Fashion Week 2014 is sponsored by Mercedes Benz Newcastle and DDCA The Creative Agency.
For all the details of what’s on during NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week visit www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/nfw