Soup and style on a cold winter's night

00:00, Jul 01 2013
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POP-UP FASHION: Caitlin Bell (second from right) with the models and her outfits from her "Contrary" collection.

The first impromptu fashion show by Manawatu retailer Urban Charm went off with a bang.

Around 30 people lined George St in Palmerston North on Saturday night for Show 1 - a pop-up fashion show and art exhibition.

Urban Charm owner Karilyn Andrew and clothing designer Caitlin Bell, whose brand Contrary is sold in Urban Charm stores, spent months planning the event.

Ms Andrew said she was thrilled with the turnout and vibe.

"We really wanted to do something outside at night because it is a winter collection," she said.

"Palmerston North needs things like this at night where you do something different - something that is good for the family, too." Miss Bell's new collection, made from recycled clothing, was shown on a makeshift catwalk.

Those attending were treated to soup from Tomato Cafe, hot cocoa and nuts. Pompom supplied live music, and fire dancers mingled with the crowd. Ms Andrew said people were enthusiastic about the catwalk and entertainment.

"This is just the first event, which was why I called it Show 1. Next time we will do something different showing off local talent - at least three a year," she said.


Manawatu Standard