Clements Ribeiro at The Edinburgh Fashion Festival

On Friday night the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival began with a bang. Fashion was only added to Edinburgh’s extensive portfolio of festivals last July, and after achieving great success it would seem that the fashion festival is around to stay. 

Clements Ribeiro, an acclaimed fashion duo and real life couple descended on Edinburgh to open this year’s fashion festival and to showcase their Autumn/ Winter collection. This was something not to be missed, so after scooping three tickets, Frankie, Jen and I got our glad rags on, and headed out to get our fix of fashion.

We started off by soaking up the last of the evening sun with a glass of vino in the garden. There was plenty of chatter, laughter and a little photo taking.

The show was held at Mansfield Traquair, an incredible converted church in Edinburgh’s city centre. With high ceilings and beautiful artwork, it really is one of Edinburgh’s most fabulous, and may I add undiscovered venues.

Everybody lined the runway in anticipation for the show to start.

The models all started doing their thang and boy did they look good. All of the models were rocking big, messy hair with dark, dramatic eye make up. It went well with the style of the collection and the punk twist that is present in all Clements Ribeiro fashion. 


There was plenty of floral pattern, lace and tartan, all of which are classic of Clements Ribeiro. They pride themselves on being a British brand which always remains at the heart of each of their collections. Thats not to say that they dont put their own quirky twist in their too.

This piece was my favourite of the entire collection. I've always been a sucker for a bit of sparkle, but i loved the floral collar that they had added to this piece. It really set this dress apart from your standard sparkly, sequin number, and just made it ever more eye catching. 

In no time it was over and the models were all filing out for the finale. Thats the thing with fashion shows. You really could blink and miss it.
After all of the excitement was over it was time to discuss the show over a cold glass of fizz. We nattered away for hours until it was time to call it a night. A good nights sleep was in order as we were heading to The Open Golf Championship the next day. Thats a story for tomorrow. 
All in all it was a great night and the perfect opening to The Fashion Festival. There is plenty of great things happening, and if you fancy getting involved you can find out all you need to know here.

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