Birmingham International Fashion Week

Friday, March 07, 2014

I was so excited when me and my lovely friend Grace were asked to attend Birmingham International Fashion Week to cover as Press.

I had never been to any event like this before so I was sceptical about what to expect. We were greeted with Champagne and allowed to walk around all the boutique's and make-up stands.

I was contacted by MLA (Make-Up London Academy) to pop down to their stand and was given a smoky eye look by one of the make-up artists. There was a few beautiful vintage style boutiques that caught my eye as well.

Whilst snooping thorough the stands at BIFW, one fashion must have that kept catching my eye was Niche Bags - these bags were beautiful and eye catching, there were some very stylish wearing these bags and I was completely amazing. I am gutted I wasn't able to catch a photo of them and I was even more disappointed that I didn't see a stand as I wanted to try them on.

When the show was about to start I must admit there was a bit of a kerfuffle as no-one seemed to know where 'Bloggers and Press' went, initally we was advised we would be given a seat to be able to have a good view of the collections and to be able to take any photos yet when we asked again we was advised to stand somewhere at the back, luckily there was some seat's spare so we could sit with an okay view of the show. I just felt a bit disappointed that we were basically 'shoved' to one side but hey ho I was still grateful to be have been asked and to have attended my first Fashion Show.

The first show was a collection by Koyawo London. I thought this was a great opening to the show, the collection felt very powerful and I had an occasion to, I would definitely wear these.

Khloe Nova's collection was quite unusual, it was a mixture of styles and fabrics in one dress. She wants her designs to be sexy and sophisticated, let me just say I wasn't expecting the collection to look the way it did.

I really enjoyed the House of Borgezie's collection, there was a great range of style, colour and fabulous belts! My personal favourite was the plunge sweetheart plum dress, I really need an excuse to buy this and wear this. 

The final show was by Nina Naustdal and this collection was absolutely divine. The collection consists of bling, bold colours, beading, print and feathers. The item that caught my eye throughout the whole show was the final piece by Nina and its a beautiful black coat with beading and feathers with a matching head piece, when you see the photo below you will see why!

We had an great night, I think LFW or a similar one may have enjoyed more as these garments were more dressy than day to day where but it was a fabulous experience.

All photo's were taken by Grace Elkin, at Images are copyright to Beau-Elle blog and Grace Elkin Photography and therefore should not be used by anyone else.

Did anyone else attend Birmingham Fashion Week?

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  1. Ha, you can see me in one of your Koyawo shots, trying to take my own pictures. I was there too! It was a bit of a shambles, I thought. Good collections, but the organisation of seating and where they wanted bloggers and press was a joke.