Independent haute couture designers from across the north west are dominating the catwalk on the opening night (Monday 12 October), with Victoria Reddington from Fashion Pony and her debut collection called Isaac Ava.
Thread by North West Designs promise a mix up of 21st century punk and evening wear and award winning designer Erica Wildflower will be bringing a new twist to nautical wear, keeping in theme for our opening night at The Liner Hotel. Usually found backstage at Liverpool Fashion Week, co ordinator Karen Corson has spent the last year designing a range of tailored coats, inspired by Princess Kate. The evening is complimented with a catwalk show from John Lewis demonstrating the city’s ongoing support for the show.
An after party will be hosted by Juice FM’s Anton Powers and the weekend crew. New Talent night (Tuesday 13 October) is supported by The London College of Style who have launched their fashion styling course across The north west of the UK. They will be bringing a range of student collections to the catwalk, as will Liverpool student Rachael Tsai. who recently appeared at the UK Fashion & Beauty Awards. An African influence provides the background for Wirral designer Tayamika and the finale sees a lingerie and swimwear designer, Helen Tielman taking to the catwalk with her Amentium Collection. Birmingham city council worker Stuart Bauche’s will also launch his career with his collection of made to measure mens fashion tailoring. Wednesday 14 October concentrates on the exhibitions and fashion workshops at Liverpool Marina, to provide advice and support for anyone interested in getting into the fashion industry, from fashion t styling to markeing, to merchandising.
The closing night (Thursday 15 October) sees celebrity DJ Sarah Giggle return from Ibiza to take over the decks, supporting Childplay Clothing and London boutique Rule One London, high street brand Blue Inc andLiverpool entrepreneur Michelle James with Spoilt Boutique, and bespoke prom designer Gail Delaney with the launch of Pandorella.Liverpool designer Chio Couture brings her beautiful, theatrical gowns to the catwalk and the show’s finale is bridal designer Niche, showing there is something for everyone.
Organiser Amanda Moss said, “Liverpool Fashion Week has always promoted body confidence for men and women of all sizes, and with Childsplay Clothing steering the shows each night we prove that you are never too young to style yourself. There is a show that will appeal to everyone of all ages and all budgets, fashion shows should not be an elite event, they should be accessible to everyone and fashion should not be intimidating, it should be inspiring. People don’t have to go to London to find the best in the fashion industry, we have it right here in Liverpool.”
The models’ nails will be designed by The Creative Beauty Group North West, head of Creative Hair is Andrew Joseph Manion and Head of Make Up is Danielle Simcock of Painted Lady.For more information, please visit: www.liverpoolfashionweek.co.uk