Sam Bawden

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Founder/Creative Director of CFW

I had a wonderful childhood growing up in Gloucester, schooled at Denmark Road High School for Girls and at 21 moved to London to be in the music industry.  My career then took me to California where I spent 7 more happy years in the music and film industry. I have always been mad about fashion and in  my youth would always dress up, the more outrageous the better, and even now in my 40’s I still love the fun and frivolity of fashion.  How it makes us all feel, whatever our age or body shape. With that in mind we have put together a programme that we hope will inspire, showcase talent and most of all, celebrate who we are right now.

Fave Style Icon:  Sienna Miller,  Alexa Chung, Kate Middleton, Carrie/Sex & The City

Fave Designers:  Erdem, Hussein Chalayan, Isabel Marant…. I  live in hope!

High Street:  Top Shop, H & M, Zara

Guilty Pleasure:  Expensive shoes, I have never grown out of loving a bit of sparkle or feathers

Personal Style: Boho meets a bit of rock ‘n’ roll although I have been compared to Edi from Absolutly Fabulous more times that I dare admit. I would say I’m glamourous but undone at the same time, being a working mother I have very little time these days to ever get ready!