The Morgan Quarter put the fun back into fundraising last night with fierce arcade fashion, naked rugby players and great proceeds for Velindre Cancer Centre.
The wine was flowing, the red carpet laid and the fashion flaunting in force. From the vintage treasures at Broken Girls Club Vintage to Kylie Minogue’s jeweller, Jodie Hook, and the trinkets and treats at Ushi’s, The Morgan Quarter showed the first ever Cardiff Fashion Week just what Cardiff fashion is all about.
Here are the highlights from the show:
Hot pink ‘Cardiff Fashion Week’ signs litter the streets as Spiller Records play and the red carpet is set up amongst the fairy-lit lane of Morgan Arcade.
Broken Girls Club Vintage Collection plied Cardiff’s fashion crew with a cornucopia of garments and vintage apparel. Find the duo and their trinkets at 26 Morgan Arcade.
Patients from Velindre Cancer Centre modelled The Morgan Quarter’s apparel with the Welsh Rugby boys in tow.
Morgan Collection, specialising in womenswear, accessories, footwear, bags and jewellery, sourced from niche collections puraded the red carpet in colour and dance. The collection includes: Lilth, Privatsachen, Exa i Walla, Vialis, Fiorentini & Baker and Fiva.
Fripp’s mantra “something you really don’t need but simply have to have” summed up their collection of exclusive and personally shopped accessories from France straight to the quaint shop at 22 Royal Arcade. Shop owner, Belinda, said “Cardiff Fashion Week has allowed us to showcase what we do, most people aren’t familiar with the Arcade’s fashion.”
Selling clothes from Belgium, France, Italy and Spain, gorgeous jewellery, must-have handbags and fabulous shoes – it must be Ushi’s. From their Chistmassy-store at 14-16 Morgan Arcade.
Ganesha Handicrafts the ethically sourced, embroidered one-offs from India and Nepal are displayed in store and on the catwalk.
Sealed with a loving Kiss, the dependent lingerie boutique with a range of beautiful British brands for all shapes and sizes, braved the nippy cold night in fine lingerie. Find S.W.A.L.K on the 1st floor of Joie de Vivre at 22 Royal Arcade.
Doc Martins, 36 The Hayes, showcased their Suited and Booted collection with teen models.
Welsh Rugby boys Jamie Roberts, Lee Byrne, Sam Warburton, Gethin Jenkins and others of the Cardiff Blue team modelled WRU supplier, Eden Park, and got their kit off for the Finale of the Morgan Quarter fashion show.
Sebry R’s collection included cxclusive designer ladies wear from Gloria Etelles, Maxmara, Didier Parakian, Basier and FennWrightManson. The winter collection can be sought in store at 19/21 Morgan Arcade.
The Black and Green menswear collections from Pretty Green, 22-24 Morgan Arcade, were showcased by two of their shop owners.
Patients from Velindre Cancer Centre helped model The Morgan Quarter apparel to great success. All profits from The Morgan Quarter show last night will go to Velindre Cancer Centre, the largest non-surgical cancer Hospital in Wales providing Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and other specialised anti-cancer treatments for over half the people diagnosed with cancer in Wales.