On 7 March Bicester Village welcomed the bright and beautiful Colour Walk, and with it launched the Village’s ‘Spring Fever’ campaign, inspired by Maryam Eisler’s Voices East London and celebrating the artists and designers of this burgeoning creative hub.
Moving from London Marylebone to Bicester Village and led by East End art doyenne Sue Kreitzman, the Colour Walk was joined by several notable creatives, including artist Mei-Hui Liu, French fashion designer Anne-Sophie Cochevelou, shoe designer extraordinaire Natacha Morro and celebrity stylist Daniel Lismore.
The walk also featured a joyous parade of colourfully dressed designers, artists and members of the public. Afterwards, guests were given a crepe-paper bloom, designed by Karen Hsu of the Pom Pom Factory, as a memento of the occasion.
Local press and influencers were also invited to Bicester Village, where they participated in the walk before enjoying a delicious lunch at farmshop restaurant and café. This was followed by a panel talk, ‘East meets West’, mediated by arts writer Farah Nayeri and featured several artists and designers from the Voices of East London.
The Colour Walk illustrates Bicester Village’s ongoing commitment to providing a unique and memorable experience for its nearly 7 million annual guests. And the art-inspired offering doesn’t stop there: from 23 April guests can browse the new Designer Artists Concept Store, featuring limited-edition works from the edgy avant-gardes who are fast establishing East London on the world’s cultural map.