Old Hollywood glamour is coming to Norwich Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 January 2013

The Old Hollywood Vintage Fair and Show will be at Norwich Cathedral during  Norwich Fashion Week 2013 on March 10. Photo: Antony Kelly.

The Old Hollywood Vintage Fair and Show will be at Norwich Cathedral during Norwich Fashion Week 2013 on March 10. Photo: Antony Kelly.


Calling all vintage and vintage inspired businesses in Norfolk! Here’s your chance to take part in one of the most spectacular vintage shows in Norwich this year. Emma Harrowing reports.

Organisers of Norwich Fashion Week are giving vintage and vintage-inspired businesses in our region the chance to take part in their annual vintage show.

Norwich-based event management company Blue Skies Vintage Events is putting on the vintage fair and catwalk show on Sunday, March 10 at Norwich Cathedral.

The day will see the Cloisters turned into an undercover market with Norfolk vintage boutiques, designers and makers selling their wares and make-up and hair stylists helping visitors create retro-inspired looks. In the evening the Hostry will be turned into an old Hollywood style catwalk show where guests will be treated to a vintage fashion show.

Owner of Blue Skies Vintage Events Karen James-Welton says that the day aims to highlight the growing vintage scene in Norwich.

“The vintage show has always been part of Norwich Fashion Week and this year it is bigger and better than before as we are holding it in the majestic Norwich Cathedral,” Ms James-Welton said.

“This year it is all about old Hollywood glamour and the fair and catwalk show aims to highlight this by featuring fashion from a wide range of boutiques, designers and stylists.

“The day will also produce a few surprises with a Norwich fashion label launch and vintage-inspired art and design exhibitions.

“It’s a chance for everyone who is involved in vintage to get involved and celebrate Norwich’s vintage scene.”

Jon Holland, marketing manager at Norwich Cathedral, agrees, adding that the fair is a great opportunity for businesses to promote what they do.

Mr Holland said: “Norwich Cathedral is pleased to be hosting this event as part of Norwich Fashion Week. The cathedral has a historic association with Norwich and will provide an ideal and stunning environment for the vintage fair and show. Norwich Fashion Week is proving to be an established event in Norwich’s calendar and we look forward to welcoming the local community and supporting many local businesses in showcasing their work at this community event.”

Norwich Fashion Week takes place from Thursday, March 7 with a launch show at The Forum, until Thursday, March 14. The week includes fashion shows from Norwich Lanes, independent boutiques, high street stores, Norfolk designers and up-and-coming talent from City College Norwich and the Norwich University of the Arts.

Organisers have just announced that the Norwich Fashion Wrap Weekend will directly follow the week. On Saturday, March 16 shops, cafes and restaurants are being encouraged to offer special fashion week offers and events, and on Sunday, March 17 the Assembly House is being turned into a designer boutique of fashion and accessories made in Norfolk.

If you have a vintage or vintage inspired business and would like to have a stand at the Norwich Fashion Week vintage fair contact Karen James-Welton at

If you would like to have a stand at the Norwich Fashion Wrap Weekend designer boutique at The Assembly House contact Clare Millar at

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