Norwich Fashion Week to return for a fifth year

The Designers' Show at Norwich Fashion Week 2014, held at Epic. Photo: Bill Smith.

The Designers' Show at Norwich Fashion Week 2014, held at Epic. Photo: Bill Smith.

Monochrome ensembles with flashes of yellow, bold patterned trousers, bright block colours and prints inspired by nature were the styles that dominated some of the shows at this year's Norwich Fashion Week.

And the popular event has announced it will return for its fifth run next year, with bold catwalk shows, pop-up shops and events.

The week, supported by your EDP, Norwich Evening News and sister fashion and lifestyle magazine The Norwich Resident, aims to put Norfolk on the map for fashion and shopping.

It will launch in March with the Mercedes Benz Retailers Show at Open. The catwalk show high-lights new trends from independent and high street stores.

Three other flagship shows including The Vintage Show at Norwich Puppet theatre sponsored by Wex Photographic, The

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Designers Show at Epic Studios sponsored by Norwich City Football Club and Fashion Excess at Open sponsored by Bang Olufsen, aim to showcase the diversity of style in the region from local designers and creators, through to big fashion brands.

The week will also include a schedule of city-wide events featuring a selection of styles from some of the best-loved independent and high street shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

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Previews of collections from the region's hottest up-and-coming designers, tips on how you can wear the latest looks and live music are just some of the delights on offer to style enthusiasts.

Chair man of Norwich Fashion Week and EDP fashion editor Emma Harrowing said: 'We are delighted to be bringing Norwich Fashion Week back next year to high-light the fact that the city is a vibrant, fashion-forward shopping destination with

great style.

'With a selection of retailers, restaurants, salons, hotels, shopping centres and bars all on board, working in

collaboration to run special offers and in-store events, the city will be buzzing with creative inspiration.

'It is an amazing demonstration of this city's fabulous style credentials and we're proud to say it's continuing to grow in popularity each year.'

Norwich Fashion Week was launched in 2010. Last year it attracted over 170,000 visitors to the city, boosting sales at some of the shops involved.

The week is sponsored by the Norwich Business Improvement District, City College Norwich and Sandra Reynolds Modelling Agency.

Tickets for the main shows will go on sale from the respective show venues on January 1. Norwich Fashion Week takes place from March 5 until March 12.

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