This year Bath In Fashion will be returning to the city from the 21st to the 29th of March for another week of workshops, pop up events, talks and stunning catwalk shows. A stay in Bath is always a pleasure but if you are a fan of fashion then this really is the week to choose for taking a luxury break in Bath.
Bath has long been a top destination for discovering unique styles and boutique designers. Of course the more familiar and favourite high street stores can be found around Stall Street and in Southgate shopping district, but take a walk up along Milsom Street and beyond towards the Royal Crescent and you’ll find high end fashion the likes of which won’t be seen in your typical M&S.
To celebrate both Bath’s local talent and global designers alike, top industry figures will be coming out into the city to showcase their latest collections and talk about their work. Some of the big names who will be discussing their inspirations and processes are; Holly Fulton who will be talking fashion with the Features Editor of Vogue.co.uk, Jessica Bumpus; Sheila Mckain-Waid – the creative director of Jaeger; and Anna Sui, who is famous for her eclectic rock and roll style and her runway soundtracks.
As Bath is a heritage city steeped in history of course the programme of events also has a wide range of lectures dedicated to looking back at fashion through the ages. Georgian costumes, commemorative American quilts, vintage dresses and 70s chic are all key areas up for examination. Although one of our top picks for any fans of Mr Selfridge is the talk which will be exploring the birth and growth of Jolly’s - one of Europe’s oldest department stores.
However, as fantastic as the line up of talks and shows may be, one of the wonderful things about Bath In Fashion is the chance for you to get involved yourself. Workshops for all ages and tastes are on offer. We’ve got our eye on the vintage belt bags workshop given by The Makery (as seen on Dragon’s Den), and the screen printing and silk painting master class with top artist Carole Waller. Some of the other workshops include a make up master class, upcycled jewelry and needle felting.
And even if we do say so ourselves, just as boutique and full of luxury is Dukes Hotel. As a base for guests to the city we’re perfectly situated – only a five minute level walk from the centre of town and just off from the stunning Great Pulteney Street, we can be found in a pair of beautiful listed Georgian townhouses which are stocked full of character and charm. With the guarantee of a warm welcome, staff who are dedicated to fulfilling your individual needs, and the promise of a restful night’s sleep we’re sure that we can make your stay in Bath even more special than it already will be.