Exeter Business Improvement District’s first fashion event, Style in Exeter saw crowds flock to the city centre to enjoy a series of exciting catwalk shows throughout the Saturday and Sunday. With clothing from 30 of the city’s retailers, including high street favourites, department stores as well as opportunities for independent boutiques, the event showcased the rich and varied shopping experience that Exeter provides. A VIP event was hosted by Exeter BID on Friday morning at Artigiano Espresso and Wine Bar, giving bloggers and members of the press the opportunity to enjoy a ‘sneak peek’ of the outfits and trends showcased over the weekend.
Philippa Rutherford, Exeter BID Board Director said: “I am very proud of Style in Exeter; the event was a brilliant representation of the city’s shopping and, crucially, gave the many independent retailers we have here an opportunity to promote themselves. The shows were great fun and gave us plenty of ideas, with inspiration for the autumn and winter that is literally on our door stop!”
Style in Exeter comprised nine lively catwalk shows, each professionally styled, modelled and comperèd. With all the latest trends for the cooler months ahead, shoppers were also given advice on styling, offers and the best bargains from retailers in the city. The free event took place in Princesshay Square with clothing supplied by well-known High Street brands Oasis, Fat Face, Cath Kidston, Hobbs, White Company, White Stuff, Monsoon & Accessorize, GAP, Animal, Tony Pryce and new retailer to the city: Jigsaw plus more. Hotter supplied shoes for the shows while Mothercare and JoJo Maman Bébé provided a selection of clothing and accessories for expectant and new mothers.
Representing the city’s boutiques, Chandni Chowk, Lorna Ruby, Crede Boutique, Moko, My Ex Wardrobe, Stolen from Susie, Real McCoy, Velveteen, Sanchos, NGNG and Shop! By Teresa Green all took part. The city’s department stores John Lewis, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer each provided several outfits.
For more information about Style in Exeter including the retailers who took part and where to find them in the city please visit www.inexeter.com/styleinexeter