Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Wroxham Barns Spring Fashion Week 22-26 March


The Gallery at Wroxham Barns launches its spring and summer collection with the annual fashion week from Tuesday, March 22 to Saturday, March 26, daily from 10am to 5pm. Browse through the collection of clothes, accessories and jewellery, and enjoy a glass of wine and ‘small eats’ produced by Chef Chris Hyde. Then pick up a ‘2 for 1’ special offer voucher for lunch in the restaurant-café.

Wendy Berg Wroxham Barns resident Buyer sets the scene: “Our aim is provide good quality stylish clothes at reasonable prices. Our collection offers clothes suitable for city breaks, lazy summer days along with practical everyday wear. Separates are always in demand due to their mix and match appeal, but I am also pleased to see dresses making a comeback – we have a very pretty, colourful selection in cotton, linen and soft fabrics. Navy is a strong colour this year, but there also lots of splashes of colour alongside soft tones. Floral and block prints make interesting fabric choices with polka dots adding style and fun.”

So what will you find on The Gallery rails? Favourite labels include Alice Collins, Adini, Seasalt, Ness, Steilmann and Tulchan. Seasalt, which was introduced at Wroxham Barns in 2009 has won the UK’s Top Ethical Fashion Company accolade with its range of fashionable and vibrant ‘seasidey’ clothing using fabrics like organic cotton, organic canvas, recycled fleece, bamboo and hemp. Nomads, another ethical brand, was introduced in 2010 and new this year are younger styles from Mudd & Water and Kaffe.

Wroxham Barns has a good selection of accessories – handbags, jewellery and scarves. “Scarves continue to be very popular,” added Wendy. “It is a perfect accessory to have in your wardrobe adding colour and style to any outfit. Our jewellery this season comes from Girls & Pearls and introducing Carrie Elspeth, which is very pretty and delicate.”

The Gallery successfully started selling a small selection of men’s clothing in the autumn. Moving into spring, there are polo tops, shirts and knitwear from Seasalt and Kartel.

Young children are well catered for at Sugar and Spice in the Lower Courtyard at Wroxham Barns. Pop in there and see this season’s offering from Seasalt, Hooligans, Lilly & Sid and Alice Collins ‘Little Alice & Little Josh’.

Wroxham Barns, two miles from Hoveton on the Tunstead Road, is open daily 10am to 5pm. Contacts – The Gallery tel. 01603 777105, Sugar and Spice tel. 01603 781250, Restaurant-Café tel. 01603 777106, general enquiries tel. 01603 783762, http://www.wroxhambarns.co.uk.
Photograph: Nomads turquoise tie dye dress (£49)