About Bath in Fashion
“Bath is different... As regional fashion weeks go, Bath in Fashion is in a league of its own."
CLAUDIA CROFT, SUNDAY TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE
Bath in Fashion is one of the most talked about fashion gatherings outside London, staging events that are exciting and different, drawing on everything this beautiful city has to offer. More than 150 businesses, the universities and the world famous Fashion Museum converge under the guidance of The Bath BID Company to share ideas, showcase fashions and highlight the strength and diversity of the city’s retail offer. It is a collaborative and holistic event.
Six years since its inception and the list of VIP contributors to Bath in Fashion continues to impress. Bath in Fashion 2014, showcased a collection of fashion celebrities who make fashion happen; the designers who put the model in the dress and the dress on the page. The exciting line-up included Barbara Hulanicki, hosting a vintage catwalk to mark 50 years of Biba; Top Shop MD, Mary Homer; Benjamin Kirchhoff from the design duo, Meadham Kirchhoff; Creative Director of Gieves and Hawkes, Jason Basmajian and the Creative Director of Clarks, Paolo Gabrielli.
“A curated week of talks and events in one of England's prettiest cities"
SUSIE LAU - STYLE BUBBLE
Bath is a national treasure; imagine architectural splendour with immaculate crescents and perfectly proportioned Georgian houses. But 21st Century Bath is much more than this – it is a vibrant, creative andexciting city with a contemporary vibe, a café culture, lively restaurants and a flourishing retail scene. It combines design, fashion, spa and all against a magnificent backdrop. With a new energy and ambition, Bath embraces creative and digital businesses aswell as centres of learning and a hub for artists and designer- makers.
At the very heart of contemporary Bath is its reputation for fashion and style; the creative flair from Bath Spa University’s successful fashion design course; the world-renowned Fashion Museum and the city’s winningcombination of independent retailers with quality high street brands. All of this demonstrates that Bath understands fashion now as it did in the past whenthe Georgian fashionistas flocked to the city inthe 18th Century. So a perfect setting, then, for Bath in Fashion - a week long celebration of fashion, design and style in the glorious, creative city of Bath.
The story so far
As England's only World Heritage Site, Bath attracts attention on a national and international stage. The four million plus visitors that come to Bath each year anticipate the splendour of the architectural set pieces and the extraordinary history dating back to Roman times but are occasionally surprised that Bath today is such a vibrant and cosmopolitan city.
They find a city with great shopping and buzzing restaurants and a spa culture that is second to none. Closer to home, Bath is a favourite destination for a fabulous day's shopping. Throughout the West country, shoppers recognise that Bath has a very distinctive retail offering, an experience unmatched within the region with a brilliant mix of leading high street brands and exciting independents.
The Bath BID Company
Bath in Fashion is a Bath BID initiative. The Bath BID Company organises specialist events to raise the profile of the city and attract visitors to support businesses within the city centre. The Bath BID acts as a catalyst to harness energy and enthusiasm to create a fashion event which is distinctive, unique and unlike any in the UK. With commitment to providing support for the business community, events like Bath in Fashion are born from a collaboration between public and private sector; retailers and landlords and both independent and high street retailers. We would like to thank the BID levy and non-levy contributors for their support which is instrumental in the success of this event.
Director of The Bath BID Company
Chair of Bath in Fashion
CEO of The Bath BID Company
Thank you to our partners: Bath BID, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Milsom Place, Bath Spa University, Bath Tourism Plus, Hancock Communications and Thrings Solicitors.
Thank you for your support: Abbey Hotel, The American Museum AOFM, Artizan, Audi, The Bath Function Rooms Bath VA Market, Creative Bath Dickies Workwear, The Fashion Museum, First Great Western, Great Western Wine, Komedia, The Little Theatre, , Pixillion, The Royal Crescent Hotel, Tallulah Rose Flower School, Theatre Royal Bath, Thrings, Toppings and Company.
Special thanks to: Alex McLaren, Andrew Cooper, Amy Bourne, Andrew Cater, Anita Jayne, The Bath BID Rangers, Charlotte Buckley, Charlotte Taylor, Dee Hicks, David Jackson, Dave Thorpe, Ed Heffer, Emma Leith, Greg & Jane Ingham, Harriet Woolfrey, all at The House, Jan Miller, John Walford, Kate Patrick, Kirsty Loudon, Les Redwood, Lizzie Heffer, Louise Pickles, Lesley Exley, Martin Jennings-Wright, Nicholas Wydle, Nicholas Sheridan, Nicky Hancock, Nicholas Sheridan, Polly Leonard, Rebekah Roy, Samantha Hughes, Sarah Holden, Sarah Mansfield, Vicky Shelton-Smith.
Bath in Fashion is a Bath BID Company initiative supported by B&NES Council and Bath Tourism Plus.
Vist Bathbid.co.uk for more information.