Cardiff is not just the capital of Wales, it’s also the centre for fashion in Wales. With Wales’ largest shopping centre, St David’s and numerous quaint vintage shops Cardiff has a real flair for fashion.
Welsh fashion is also supported by the fashion design courses run by The University of South Wales which has a remarkable alumni including designer Jayne Pierson and up and coming design talent Tara Tarapetian who recently collaborated with Artes Mundi for Cardiff Fashion Week.
Let’s not forget Welsh fashion export Julien Macdonald who has done much to fly the flag for pure glamour with his dazzling designs worn by the likes of Cheryl Cole and Abbey Clancy.
Having attended Cardiff Fashion Week it is clear to see the buzz around fashion which the capital of Wales boasts. Despite the recession young women are still interested in current catwalk trends.
The existence of the Cardiff Fashion Quarter – (CFQ) where you can find vintage clothing and new design brands under one roof is proof of how much fashion is thriving in Cardiff.
Welsh women clearly have a desire to invest in high street buys and original items from the vintage emporiums in the capital, as reflected in the different array of shops in the Welsh capital.