March 2012 sees the return of Bicester Village’s much anticipated annual British Designers Collective. Now in its third year, the pop-up boutique concept store is an exclusive collaboration between Bicester Village, one of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages by Value Retail, and the British Fashion Council, offering emerging British talent the opportunity to showcase their collections in a unique setting. Continuing the tradition, a mix of the most coveted names in British fashion will be on offer. New this year, a dedicated menswear selection will follow the women’s boutique, launching on 16 May.
Building on the success of last year’s boutique and the inherent affiliation to all things British, Bicester Village introduces the ‘The Great Hall’ for 2012. Explore and discover layers of classic heritage juxtaposed with the irreverent wit and style of contemporary British fashion. It will be familiar, yet quite unexpected, an enriched journey that surprises, delights and captures your imagination. Visitors will be able to discover up-and-coming designers alongside established labels with the unprecedented opportunity to purchase ‘must-have’ pieces from their previous seasons’ collections at the usual Bicester Village reductions of up to 60% on the recommended retail price.
The boutique’s grand entrance will lead you to the hall, which plays host to footwear from Nicholas Kirkwood
, signature styles from Preen
, must-have dresses from Marios Schwab
and Jonathan Saunders
, and separates from last year’s fastest-selling designer Markus Lupfer. The specially designed space will capture the attention of visitors through its presentation of an eclectic blend of heritage style with the contemporary wit of young British design. Other designers participating include British-based designers Peter Pilotto
, Holly Fulton
, Bella Freud, James Long
, Goat, Emma Cook, Hermione de Paula and Jean Pierre Braganza
; as well as accessories from Pauric Sweeney, Lily and Lionel, Mawi
and Erickson Beamon