Carmarthen School of Art joins CFW 2017

Our catwalk theme for Cardiff Fashion Week 2017…. Since the 1980’s Avant-garde Japanese fashion has transformed the world of couture. This new wave of conceptual designing, which embraced the language of deconstruction in its nonconformist state, which is still very much felt in the fashion industry today. Key visionaries such as Issey Miyake and Yohji [...]

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Celebrating ‘independent’ fashion

Who doesn’t love the excitement of finding something special is an independent fashion boutique? Don’t get me wrong, high street is the backbone of our fashion industry in Wales, but there’s something special about the unknown behind the doors of a unique boutique. It’s not an outer body experience as such – although it can [...]

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A look ahead to Cardiff Fashion Week 2017

In 2016, we were told we had created an authentic fashion week. Of course, that is what we had planned but after a two year absence it was particularly important to provide an opportunity which had real value for the Welsh fashion industry. Our intention was to create a space where young designers, emerging designers [...]

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Emiah Elliott – Guest blog

My name is Emiah Elliott, I’m 21 years old and I have recently graduated in Fashion Apparel Design and Construction at Trinity Saint David’s University of Wales. Inspired by dreams, this collection of contemporary evening wear is symbolic of dream duality. The collection symbolises the fine line between dreams and nightmares through the seemingly light [...]

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Dirty Martini joins forces with #CFW2016

  Dirty Martini has joined us to support Cardiff Fashion Week 2016, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s in store. In case you hadn’t heard the news, the London-based bar group has chosen Cardiff as its first bar outside of London to showcase its spirited sophistication. Everyone is already talking about it, and [...]

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Why we’re asking you to Love Your Clothes for Cardiff Fashion Week – guest blog

How much do you love your clothes?  As you’re here on the Cardiff Fashion Week website the answer is probably quite a lot.  But how much do you really love them?  That’s the question we are posing for Love Your Clothes Cardiff, 24 – 29 October, in conjunction with Cardiff Fashion Week. As Cardiff celebrates [...]

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EthEco design at Cardiff Fashion Week

Independent EthEco design Haus Scarlet Etoile, has been making waves with the Big Blues, (as part of their ‘into the blue’ collection of conscious clothing). Using unusual re-contextualised materials, as well as natural organic fabrics with creative construction techniques.  It is not just about impact, it is about the physical and the intangible heritage of [...]

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SELF – by the University of South Wales

SELF” is a collaboration of fashion designers from the University of South Wales alumni and final year students. Each designer is trying to highlight the conversation of gender identity becoming blurred and pushing the boundaries to be accepted whatever, whoever, wherever and whenever you are. To just be yourSELF. The designers see gender as not biologically [...]

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Paris inspired Pad Decco – a guest blog

As some of you may have seen in store, Pad Deco introduced a small fashion collection earlier this year called ‘Pad Deco Style’, this was our first venture into the world of fashion design and super exciting for us. On our travels we had discovered a fantastic textile designer in Paris who was designing for [...]

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#CFW2016 is nearly here….

Cardiff Fashion Week is a vision, an opportunity and a platform for Wales, in Wales. And why not? We have a fashion product to be proud of and there’s every reason why it should be supported and promoted on its doorstep. That’s what Cardiff Fashion Week is all about. The energy, talent and enthusiasm for [...]

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Who is Mrs J?

Clare Johns established her own luxury fashion label in 2015, fuelled by her passion for style, design and her countryside lifestyle. Through her collections, it is clear to see her passion for structured cuts that flatter the feminine figure and the uniqueness brought by the luxurious, original materials made from the wool of her own [...]

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Guest blog from Kath at Power of Greyskull

I created of The Power of Greyskull just over two years ago. Here at TPOG we design and makes all our sportswear in house in our studio in Penarth, Cardiff. Our fabrics are woven in Italy and printed in Keighley in Yorkshire. My background is a degree in fashion design, several years of working as [...]

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From model to designer, we present Sophie Moulds

The most successful Miss Wales in recent years is leaving the world of the catwalk for a life in business with the launch of her online accessory business. Sophie Moulds, from Ferndale in the Rhondda Valley, won Miss Wales in 2012 and went on to place second in the Miss World final in Mongolia that [...]

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CFW calls on fashion design students

Cardiff Fashion Week is calling on fashion design students to get involved in this year’s event. The call comes from the organisers who are determined to make the week accessible for emerging designers keen to get a break in the fashion world. The opportunity to showcase their collections at the premier fashion event in Wales [...]

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Carys wins the upcyle challeng with ‘Betgwn’

A designer from St Dogmaels has won the Cardiff Fashion Week upcycle challenge to transform a bag of charity shop clothes into a collection fit for the catwalk. Carys Hedd – who has her own label called Wench – was chosen by the judging panel for the make- over of a woman’s jacket, men’s jacket [...]

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ASOS Young Designer Winner Joins CFW line-up

Kai Stewart from Jaxxon House in Pembrokeshire will be showing her new collection at Cardiff Fashion Week 2016. Kai is a graduate of Fashion Design and Apparel Construction from Coleg Sir Gar in Carmarthen. Immediately after graduating, Kai set up her own label after spending her final year not just studying but also creating a [...]

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Designer challenge for Ty Hafan

We are laying down a challenge to amateur and aspiring designers…The challenge is to transform a bag of Ty Hafan charity shop clothes in to pieces worth a place on the Cardiff Fashion Week catwalk. Ty Hafan has 31 shops around Wales with four in Cardiff. Three of the shops are Emporium Stores specialising in [...]

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Cardiff Fashion Week 2016 shapes up

Cardiff Fashion Week – the premier fashion event in Wales – will take place from 24 – 30 October 2016 It will be a seven day celebration of fashion showcasing the very best design talent of Wales and the retail attraction of the Welsh capital. A highlight of the week will be the catwalk shows [...]

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