Saturday October 17 will see the busiest day in the Fashion Week schedule, with the addition of the original Fashion Souk at BFW HQ in Bruce Street, an ethical fashion event hosting stalls and pop up stores for vintage and previously owned clothing throughout the day from 11am-4pm.
The stalls and rails on show are owned by some of Northern Ireland’s top fashionistas – as well as cool vintage fans who are selling off clothes they’ve loved and now want to pass on.
There’ll also be craft makers and designers selling kitsch jumpers and knits as well as a fantastic range of bags from charity TEN Foundation. As well as this, there’ll be music and food – making the Souk a great place to spend this Saturday afternoon.
BFW director Cathy Martin said: “I’m selling off some of my own designer pieces including Mulberry, Manoush and Dior alongside a great selection of high street favourites like Zara and TopShop in sizes 8, 10 and 12 to make room for a few new season purchases.”
“I moved house at the start of the year and I have one third of the wardrobe space I once had, but in doing my clear-out, I came to realise that I just didn’t need so many clothes!”
“The souk is a great way to streamline your wardrobe and to make a little bit of money back on clothes which you won’t wear again. I used my money from the last Souk to pay for a holiday. Some people choose to give a percentage of sales to charity and we also have some charity stalls at the event, so it is a responsible way to shop and sell.”
Check out just some of the clothes Cathy will be selling from her own stall, with labels ranging from Armani, Manish Arora, Zara & even Vivienne Westwood!