Following Oxford Fashion Studio’s third international season featuring runway shows during New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week the team team return home to Oxford Fashion Week for the 10th Season.
Open Model Castings
Sunday 9th October // 11am - 4pm
Monday 10th October // 4pm - 7pm
The Varsity Club
The Open Model Castings are back for the 10th Season and casting directors will be seeking a very special Face of Oxford Fashion Week to mark the occasion. The casting is for runway shows on Friday 21st October at the Oxford Town Hall and events throughout Oxford Fashion Week. Models can register online.
Oxford Fashion Studio produces runway shows featuring original collections from extraordinary designers with shows during New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and Oxford Fashion Week.
The 10th Season Press Launch
The countdown has begun to the 10th Season of Oxford Fashion Week. You are invited to join the team, models, designers and press at The Varsity Club at 7pm on Monday 10th October for a first look at the season and to launch the runway schedule.
Runway Show Tickets
Tickets for all Runway Shows and Events: http://oxfordfashionweek.com/tickets
Monday 17th October - Friday 21st October 2016
The 10th Season Opening Party
Monday 17th October // 7pm The House //
Talk Cultural Appropriation
Tuesday 18th October // 7pm Oxford Castle Unlocked //
People from different cultures are trading and communicating more than ever, since the 1980’s when technology began spreading across the world. Mass media has also lead to the ‘creation of a snug network across the globe connecting all people and cultures from every corner of the world’ (Rabine 2002: 3). As a result of cultures being exposed to other traditions, they are being copied and used as inspiration in fashion and other industries.
This season at Oxford Fashion Week we are convening a panel of industry experts and opinionists to discuss and debate cultural appropriation, and the negatives and positives surrounding it.
Wednesday 19th October // 7pm The House //
Bloggers are transforming the industry and taking the front-row. Join us at The House where four selected bloggers will present their looks for the season across three different budgets. You'll see the looks, feel the garments and hear about the inspiration behind the style.
Taking place two days prior to our headlining runway shows this season you will have the Oxford Fashion Week team on hand to answer your questions. You may also get a sneak peek at some of the collections before they hit the runway on Friday. Bring your camera, bring your phone and be part of it.
Fashion Illustration Workshops
Thursday 20th October // 7pm & 8pm The Jam Factory //
Oxford Fashion Week features an exclusive fashion illustration workshop at The Jam Factory led by Helen Cauvy Foster. This is your opportunity to learn one of the fundamental first steps to bringing your fashion ideas and creative visions to life. Helen is a seasoned fashion illustrator and a resident artist at Magdalen Road Studios.
There are two one-hour workshops: 7pm & 8pm Each workshop is limited to just 14 spaces.
Friday 21st October // 6pm Oxford Town Hall //
Featuring the latest trends and ready-to-wear collections from high-street retailers and independent boutiques.
Concept + Couture Show
Friday 21st October // 8pm Runway Show // 9.30pm Post-Show Party
In support of Oxfordshire Youth // Black Tie Oxford Town Hall //
Featuring concept and couture collections bringing together some of the most extraordinary designers from Oxford Fashion Studio shows in New York, London, Paris and right here in Oxfordshire. This is the black-tie headlining show of the season and will be followed by a post-show 10th Season Celebration in the St. Aldate’s Room featuring a champagne reception, live jazz and a silent auction in support of Oxfordshire Youth.
About Oxford Fashion Week
Oxford Fashion Studio presents collections from extraordinary designers on runway shows during New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and Oxford Fashion Week. Since the launch of the international season 14 months ago Oxford Fashion Studio has delivered 32x runway shows across 6x cities featuring more than 200+ designers. Oxford’s influence resonates throughout the international season with models, technical contractors, photographers and creative talent regularly traveling to participate as part of Oxford Fashion Studio’s international shows.
Oxford Fashion Week was founded in 2009 and is the cultural heart of Oxford Fashion Studio’s international shows. Dolly Jones (Vogue.com), David Gandy (model), Claire Wilcox (V&A), Bernard Arnault (LVMH), Caroline Rush (British Fashion Council) and Anna Wintour (Vogue) have all previously spoken during Oxford Fashion Week.