Organisers of Dundee Fashion Week 2018 have received an outpouring of support after the event was announced last week.
Dundee Fashion Week 2018 will take place from May 7-13 in venues around the city, with a special finale catwalk to be held at the Caird Hall on Sunday May 13.
Throughout the week, events will be held in iconic locations around the city, including the Overgate, McManus, HM Frigate Unicorn and the Steeple Church.
Founder of the event Alexandra Harnett said the support received since the announcement has been “fantastic”.
She added: “We have had a lot of people in contact looking to exhibit at the event or even just wanting to be involved behind the scenes.
“All of the feedback has been incredibly supportive, which has been fantastic to receive.
“We have also been receiving a lot of high traffic on our website, so it is great people are taking an interest in seeing what will be on offer.
“We have a long way to go until Dundee Fashion Week but the initial signs are really good.”
The aim of the event — being supported by the Tele — is to celebrate everything that influences the world of fashion.
There will be events based on style, beauty, fitness, health and well-being and trends.
The origins of the fashion week come from the annual Dundee and Angus College Fashion Show, with students from the education facility set to be heavily involved in the behind-the-scenes running of the show.
They will also provide their own designs and work for the final show.
Alexandra previously said it was a great opportunity for the students to learn real working skills.
Alexandra said: “This fashion week will be a chance for the students to gain skills in promoting, marketing and networking, which they will need following completion of their studies.”
Designer David Alexander, who will also be heavily involved in the week’s events, hopes that holding a fashion week in the city will bring people back to the roots of the creative industries in Dundee.
David said he believed it could revitalise sewing and creating bespoke pieces.
He described Dundee as a city “famous for its design industry”, but added that “feels like that has been lost”.
He added: “Nobody does what we do anymore, so we need to wake up Dundee and revive the creative industries we used to have.”
All information on the events taking place throughout fashion week can be found online at dundeefashionweek.com.