Brighton Fashion Week 2014 8th – 12th October

Published On September 25, 2014 | By Scarlett Pares Landells | Brighton Style, Things to do features

After a sell-out event last year, this must-see event on the fashion calendar returns. Brighton Fashion Week promises to deliver a style manifestation that continues to resist convention and unashamedly flaunt raw creativity in its place. Labelled “Europe’s number one Fashion Week for breakthrough international designers”, this is the place where you can witness one-of-a kind designs, bold innovation and immaculate tailoring. Come, discover and embrace the leading fashion event of the South.

Brighton Fashion Week exists because of serendipitous necessity: the wish to give voice to the creative individuals that are taking control of their work, their output and their vision. The Fashion Week has built up over many years a distinctly recognised platform of valuable growth and experience. It is a platform which has nurtured and supported emerging design talent by remarkably creative individuals and collectives alike. It is growing in size and stature exponentially with a trail of successes including a noticeably auspicious and intensifying limelight; spotlighting talent and fashion innovation.

The events this year will showcase a range of key designs, ideas, skills, concepts and innovative artistry; providing a platform of exposure in order for these influential and potentially game-changing matters and the individuals themselves to be recognised.


FAB Networking – 8th October
Fashion and Business is an event held quarterly in Brighton, which brings the world of fashion and business together. Inspirational speakers from around the world are invited to tell their life stories to a diverse audience of corporate and creatives.

Industry Networking Event – 9th October
Meet and greet with the Brighton Fashion Week team, along with collaborators, designers, media, sponsors and supporters of the independent fashion world.

The Sustain Debate – 3:30pm – 4:30pm 10th October
A panel of key influencing individuals including Caroline Lucas, Carrie Somers (Head of Fashion Revolution) and a participating audience will debate on ethics and sustainability in the fashion industry.

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SUSTAIN CATWALK SHOW – 10th October, £14
6:30pm – The Old Ship Hotel
The ‘sustain’ show returns for the second consecutive year, promoting sustainability through showcasing designers and practitioners; that combine innovative fashion design and ethical thinking. Brighton is a city that overflows with strong ethical values, making it an ideal setting to unveil collections designed to test the boundaries of sustainable fashion as we know it.



10th October – £18 – 9pm – The Old Ship Hotel
Zeitgeist is the here and the now. Showcasing breakthrough designers, Brighton Fashion Week proves that boundaries can and will be broken within fashion. This show proves originality is not an unobtainable concept, it takes more persistence and a fresher outlook to explore limitless creativity.


THE FASHION MARKET – 11th October, Free Event
10am – 7pm – The Open Market
A pop up fashion market set in the historic Open Market’s newly covered square, offering you the chance to pick up one-of-a-kind originals from up to 40 talented designers and artists across a range of disciplines. The Fashion Market offers a laid back festival vibe with live music, art, installations and food, supporting the small businesses of Brighton.


SHOWREEL – 12th October, £20
6pm & 8.30 pm (repeat shows) – Sussex Masonic Centre
Combining the traditional performance space of a fashion collection with the concepts and thought processes of stage costume; ‘ShowReel’ will be the dwelling of costume designers seeking to transform their creations onto the catwalk. For this reason, ‘ShowReel’ is a spectacle of eccentric individuals, developed characters, and bold statements, practically unfit for everyday wear.

For more information about Brighton Fashion Week, to read the blog, see previews and interviews with the designers, visit
BFW on Youtube

About The Writer

Scarlett is a trainee journalist and Archaeology graduate. Having recently moved from Manchester she is exploring all that Brighton has to offer and writing about it! Arts' music,food, archaeology, reviews and musings coming soon, watch this space. (Blog coming soon!)