The Ultimate Fashion Weekender at Cabot Circus, Bristol

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It has been two years since Cabot Circus opended in Bristol, and to celebrate, there will be a host of fashion shows and events hosted by stylist and TV presenter Gok Wan. Over 100,000 people turned up to see the opening, which saw Harvey Nichols and Apple arrive in the South-West of England, as well as a plethora of high street stores. The first show this morning saw looks translated from the catwalk to high street, with the looks at the show on sale all over the centre.

First up was the Glam Goth trend, seen on the catwalk at Givenchy and Balmain in Paris during the Autumn/Winter 2010 shows. Oasis, on George White Street, offered edgy black dresses in jersey wool and chiffon, trimmed with plenty of black lace. Waisted just under the bust with patent and leather belts, as well as cute large bows, the look was finished off with patent cigarette heels.

The first look for men, entitled Man About Town, had plenty of on-trend looks for guys, particularly soft tailoring in the guise of crushed cotton jackets, seen at Topman Design during London Fashion Week last week. The street trend that hit the catwalk, rolled up jeans and chino's to the ankle, extends to this season as well teamed with panelled shirts with contrasting patterns. Lastly, the biggest acessorie of the season, and that has come to define a generation, is the RayBan Wayfarers, available at Harvey Nichols in Quakers Friar, whilst the rest can be found at Guess on Ground in the main building.

Military has rolled over season after season, with Next on Brigstowe Street giving some strong, bang-on trend looks for this season. Seen on the catwalk in Paris with Balmain and in London at Burberry, Next in the main centre has khaki jackets with large buttons that highlight the trend perfectly. Skinny black jeans with butterfly clasps at the ankle and zips, chunky leather belts and embellished edging is a winning look for this trend. For the guys, go a little naval with a white and navy striped, boat neck t-shirt and a pea-coat in navy, accessorised with military boots encapsulate a great and continuing trend.

The cute and very wearable Mini Artisan look provided some great floral patterns mixed with some tight paisley, worn with slate grey, draped cardigans. Brown brogues is a street trend seen in the East End of London that has translated to the stores, are perfectly teamed with stone boyfriend chinos rolled up to the ankle. The pallet for this season for the look is maroon, stone and a sweet mix of lively floral. This can all be achieved with a trip to New Look on the Second floor.

The second look for guys was the ever trendy Kasabian look from Burtons in the main centre. The pop rock look included a the bang on trend of leather, a nod to the biker trend, as well as military pea coats worn over v-neck knitted cardigans in slate grey. Rolled up denim continues throughout the look with light necklaces in silver topping off the winning look.

Two decades but two very different looks as the 70s and 80s, from River Island and Monsoon respectively, clashes faux fur and denim of the 70s with the embellishment and asymmetric prints of the 80s. Leggings with socks harks back the New York days of 'Fame' and Madonna's 'Voguing' whilst the smart 'Yuppy' uniform of chino's and smart jackets completes the two trends. Camel, a major trend for the season as well as embellished necklines, with sequins and crochet, as well as retro, mini-Liberty prints in deep plum pallets.

English Heritage encapsulated everything an English man and woman should be. Seen everywhere for this season, and executed perfectly at Zara in Cabot Circus, camel trousers, slim checked shirts acessorised with a bow tie and teamed with brown or tan brogues makes this one of the hottest trends of the season. High waisted shorts, seen on the catwalk at London Fashion Week at Topman Design is another winning look to make English Herritage one for the Autumn.

Pics Courtesy of Chris Porter
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