No need to be fashion weak in Cardiff
The first Cardiff Fashion Week is set to run from October 22nd to October 28th 2012 in the Welsh capital, and represents an ideal opportunity for the style conscious to explore some of the best new looks and trends.
The event, held across multiple shopping centres and arcades, was developed to reflect Cardiff’s growing reputation for high quality and boutique fashion. The event also speaks to the extent to which Cardiff has become a key shopping destination within the UK over the past few years, making a visit to Fashion Week an ideal way to organise a trip to the city.
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Key events at Cardiff Fashion Week include the St. David’s Fashion Show. Held in a shopping arcade, the event features a catwalk show, and will be aligned with gala fashion evenings in the city, as well as exhibits and workshops that will focus on home and personal makeovers, as well as model shoots.
Some of the other events around Cardiff during the week include charity fundraisers and high teas. Most events will take place around Cardiff’s central Queen Street and St. Mary’s Street areas, and within the city’s many contemporary and Victorian shopping arcades.
More Unusual Parts and Other Events
As well as the main events, the Cardiff Fashion Week will be distinguished by the chance to get involved with showing your commitment to fashion through special student nights, as well as photo shoots. Beauty treatments, and the chance to try on the latest fashions, will also represent some of the key appeals of the weekly series of events.
The excitement for Cardiff Fashion Week will continue next March when the capital city hosts International Fashion Week 2013. Both events should highlight just how much Cardiff has to offer in terms of fashion and boutique style for the future.
Seeing Other Parts of Cardiff
When in Cardiff for the week, it’s also worth exploring the city’s many other attractions. These range from learning more about the city’s history at Cardiff Castle and the National Museum of Wales, through to relaxing in Bute Park.
If the weather improves and stays sunny for at least a few days, you can also enjoy the shops and restaurants around Cardiff Bay, as well as the city’s many excellent fresh food markets, restaurants, pubs, and clubs.
Cardiff is a relatively small city, which means that you can easily get around by foot if you’re going from Fashion Week events to other parts of the capital. It’s also worth considering some options for hotels in Cardiff.
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Staying in Cardiff
There is a lot of accommodation around the centre of Cardiff, which range in price from hostels through to upscale luxury hotels. Some of the best hotels in Cardiff are located around the Millennium Stadium, Queen Street, and Cardiff Bay. Most hotels will, however, provide easy access to the venues used in Cardiff Fashion Week, as well as to Cardiff Central train station.