Harvey Nichols Fashion Show A/W 2014



In Bristol Cathedral, this seasonal event was a showcase for Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion, and of course a promotional opportunity for the Bristol Harvey Nichols store.

Without going in to detail on the clothes, which I am certainly not qualified to do, there isn’t much else to say. The reason I wanted to include it was purely as an example of a change of use of a building.

The Cathedral has incredible acoustics, although up until yesterday I had not been inside. I’d previously heard some wonderful harmonies resonating from within when wandering past. Unfortunately the sound engineers clearly weren’t used to such a space and so the music was not excellent quality. The effect, along with the lighting was never-the-less dramatic. It built the event up in to something of great importance, and for just over 30 minutes I was swept away on a visual spectacle.

There was free-flowing ‘champagne’, the token few audience members who had tried to out dress one another, and the token few who knew better than to look as though they had tried.

This is not a world in which I inhabit often, but the actor within me did enjoy the foray.

Tickets were £15, but for a reasonable £35 I could have gone for a three course meal at the second floor restaurant before of after the show. Details on other events held by the store can be found here. 



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