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Join the fashion week party in Norwich Lanes

PUBLISHED: 09:42 07 March 2012

Leanne wears: Spearmint jumper, £18 and vintage sunglasses, £12, both Prim Vintage; Zandra Rhodes necklace, £75, Walkers. Photo: Matthew Joy.

Leanne wears: Spearmint jumper, £18 and vintage sunglasses, £12, both Prim Vintage; Zandra Rhodes necklace, £75, Walkers. Photo: Matthew Joy.

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On Friday evening head down to Norwich Lanes to discover late-night shopping, local fashion launches, vintage make-up tutorials and the best Norwich's DJs. EMMA HARROWING finds out what's on the party list at the Norwich Lanes Fashion Night Out.

Live tattooing at Philip Browne, a retro fashion show in St Gregory’s Church, designer and local fashion launches and hair cutting in clothes boutiques can only mean one thing – the guys and gals from the shops and businesses in Norwich Lanes are pulling out all the stops for Norwich Fashion Week.

The Norwich Lanes Fashion Night Out is an after-hours shopping extravaganza mixing up local fashion with hair, beauty and music from local DJ’s. The night is quickly becoming the event to see and be seen at with various surprises and VIP experiences at several locations in Norwich Lanes.

So what does the night have to offer?

For fashion label lovers, local fashion label Shhhh will be launching its spring and summer collection at Dogfish on Bedford Street, Vivienne Westwood’s new collection will be launched across the road at Catfish and the new J Lindeburg collection will be launched at Sevenwolves.

All three shops will be offering a 10 per cent discount on all new season stock.

Vintage lovers should head down to Prim Vintage on St Benedict’s, as the boutique is launching its VIP vintage shopping experience. Enjoy the high life by indulging yourself in vintage fashion while sipping on cocktails.

Then head to Imelda’s on Guildhall Hill to get a bit of old school pampering with vintage style make-up and hair tutorials, before popping into St Gregory’s Church to watch the vintage and retro fashion show.

If pampering treats is more your bag U and Your Skin on Bridewell Alley is offering free skin MOTs, offers on skin therapy and little beauty samples to give your skin a boost for the new season.

You can also get your hair cut and styled by Flint, who will be taking up residence in Sevenwolves on Exchange Street for one night only.

Also for one night only local DJs, free cocktails and bubbly will be available in most of the shops in Norwich Lanes. Elements on Lower Goat Lane is teaming up hair stylists from The Egg to put on a fashionable shindig, and the boys that took the press by storm earlier this year with their naughty window display are up to mischief again, as one of the region’s most acclaimed tattoo artist will be creating designs live to music from the Hotbox boys at Philip Browne on Guildhall Hill.

End your evening with the Fashion Night Out after-party at The Birdcage (remember to bag a bargain from Imeldas as the dress code is ‘Good Shoes’) and dance the night away with guest DJs.

Or wind down and put your feet up at Franks Bar on Bedford Street and enjoy a selection of Fashion Week tapas.

Join the fashion party from 6pm until 9pm (or until late if you head for one of the after parties) this Friday March 9.

See all the pictures from the Norwich Lanes Fashion Night Out promo shoot by clicking on the photo gallery link at the top right of this page and for the Norwich Fashion Week programme click on the link above or get a printed version of the programme on the Life Matters pages in the paper tomorrow (Thursday March 8).

Your Evening News will bring you all the highlights from the shows and events over the next week in the paper.

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