Be a fashionista for an afternoon with free front row seats at the Autumn Winter fashion show. Complimentary high tea, champagne glass in one hand and pen and paper in the other, and you’ll be set at Hornsby Westfield’s Fashion Saturday Garden Party that was held on Saturday March 1, 2014.
Fashion Saturday hit Westfields in Sydney on March 1, offering a staggering amount of sales for the upcoming Autumn Winter collection to celebrate Australia Weekend Fashion Launch 2014.
After booking online and securing two of 65 seats, my friend and I dashed through the pouring rain to the marquee located next to the iconic fountain in the middle of Westfield Hornsby.
We had our names marked off and was given a glass of OJ in a flute. How classy!. Unfortunately the green floor was absolutely soaked so that was a shame.
Tables of four with stands of high tea, including scones served with jam and cream (average) , ham and cheese sandwiches (normal), red velvet cupcakes (delicious) and macarons (yum) were politely waiting for us. It made us feel quite important!
We didn’t really start eating until the fashion show started because we weren’t sure if there were gaps between the 5 collections. Of course we weren’t really here for the food but the fashion…
The cherry blossom theme gave a light touch to the runway.
The show started with Kristie Denny opening the parade. She explained that we would see clothes from stores in Westfield and also pointed out that there was a whole list of deals solely for Fashion Saturday.
There were around 8 models and 5 shows. It started pretty late, 11:15 instead of 11, and ended at 11:40. Unfortunately due to the wet weather we only got to see 3.. a bit of a disappointment but what can we do. There was a lot of stuff from Sussan, Jeanswest, Dotti, Country Road to name a few.
The kids with the balloons were so adorable! They were wearing Bonds a lot.
There were also two other sessions and with one hour styling sessions to follow if you were up for it.
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Would I go to Fashion Saturday Garden Party again? I would send an email straight to marketing for their next one. Although the fashion wasn’t too ‘new’ in my terms, it was nice seeing and experiencing how a small scaled fashion show works.
Would I donate the money I saved to a charity? Look, if it was a $15 donation I would still go. Everything was nicely set and quite professional for something free of charge. The layout was very simple and there were no complaints in terms of viewing, etc. It was just a shame that it was pouring rain!
Highlight: The kids on the runway! We have a theory that it was one of the female model’s children because there was an elder lady talking to the children afterwards who looked like that female model. Anyways, they ere both quite shy but knew their queues. So adorable. Seeing what the stores displayed was quite interesting too because I have seen most of it in their stores. Models just make everything prettier. Daym.
Suggestion of Improvement: to be frank, I don’t think the fashion show showcased ‘new trends’. It was more a display of basics and everyday clothes. There wasn’t anything new we hadn’t seen in previous years but I guess that was the point- to encourage locals to purchase from the stores at Westfield Hornsby. It was supposedly a Autumn Winter collection, however we didn’t see any coats or scarves, or even accessories. There was a lot of cute things but nothing extraordinary. Also would’ve been nice to see all 5 collections and have pens to jot down notes..
Ends: March 1, 2014, but I think it runs every season.