THE UNIVERSITY of Winchester has announced a series of events running alongside Winchester Fashion Week.

The week, which runs from October 16 to October 21, will begin with a special screening of Fashion Reimagined, a documentary following the award-winning designer Amy Powney’s journey from “field to finished garment” as she attempts to create an environmentally sustainable collection.

The screening event at the University’s West Downs Auditorium starts at 6pm and is a joint venture between Winchester's Faculty of Business and Digital Technologies, the Fashion Marketing Programme, and the Winchester Business Improvement District (BID).

Fashion Future, also on October 18, moves into the digital world. The event will see invited representatives from local fashion businesses given a view of the future fashion landscape with the aid of Virtual Reality headsets.

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Marina Brkljac, programme leader for fashion business and marketing, said: “It's not just about predicting the future—it's about shaping it.

“This will be a glimpse of what major brands are already investing in heavily and a chance to understand why it's crucial for businesses to be part of this evolving narrative.”

On October 19, This is Me will take place. This highly personal student exhibition aims to be a compelling journey into the heart of fashion and its deep-seated connection with identity.

Students have created posters exploring the makeup of their ‘Fashion DNA’, tracing the influences – history, ethnicity, subcultures and much more – which have shaped their style choices.

The posters will be on show at the University’s West Downs Centre from 6pm.

Fashion Week will conclude on October 21 with the Grand Finale Catwalk Show, which students are helping to organise and run at the University’s King Alfred Centre. 

Clothes from Anthropologie, Aspiga, Crew Clothing, Hobbs, Mint Velvet, Mountain Warehouse, Oliver Bonas, Phase Eight, Primark, Rawlings Opticians, Re:dress, Suave Owl, The Well Worn and White Stuff will feature on the runway.

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Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets for the catwalk show are priced from £15 to £25.

This year’s Winchester Fashion Week, the 12th, is presented by Winchester BID.

BID manager, Sarah Davies, said: “The support of the University helps us to grow the event each year. We get the opportunity to work with students studying Fashion Marketing and Event Management and give them a real live event to work on.  They can also create their own events during the week and gain valuable experience not just in the world of fashion, but in pulling together a show-stopping city-wide event.”

For more information about the events taking place during the week, visit the Winchester Fashion Week website.