Over 400 aspiring models strutted into St George’s Hall on Wednesday night, hoping to be the face of the North West Fashion Festival.

The wannabe models were attending an open casting held by the organisers of the North West Fashion Festival who were scouting for fresh new faces to take part in NWFF 2016 which will be held at St George’s Hall in October.

The judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of models who auditioned at the castings – including men, women and children.

The models will be selected by a panel of industry specialists which included Karen Beardmore (Mode Mwah Designer), Mark Byron (Big Brother), Charlotte O’Brien (NWFF Model Choreographer) and Lauren Greene(Founder of NWFF).

Panel of Judges. Left to right_ Charlotte Obrien, Mark Byron, Lauren Green, Karen Beardmore

They were put through their paces and asked to walk on the runway, before being photographed by a professional fashion photographer.

The judges now have the difficult task of trying to decide who will go forward to model on the main runway at the NWFF 2016 this autumn and will be deliberating over the coming week.

The two-day festival will take place on 22nd and 23rd October and will celebrate and experience the wealth of fashion talent and expertise the region has to offer.

The festival is one of the biggest fashion and beauty events to come to the North West and is the perfect platform for aspiring models to be spotted and signed to national agencies.

Successful candidates will be given a great opportunity to work with incredible beauty and fashion brands.


Director, Lauren Greene, is thrilled at the response to the casting call, she said: We were absolutely overwhelmed at the NWFF 2016 casting, with over 400 people through the door. People came from all over the North West to audition”

“We had around 250 amazing children who came along to the casting with lots of siblings auditioning. We were looking at how they walk on the runway, how confident they were and how they came across on camera. They were all gorgeous– it’s going to be so hard to choose!”

Now in its third year, NWFF has become the biggest style celebration in the North West and the highlight of the fashion calendar which brings together the region’s leading influencers, designers and fashion crowd in luxury style.

Thousands of style-savvy guests are expected to grace the famous St George Hall for a fun-filled weekend of catwalk shows, shopping and pampering.


Check out the new collections from local fashion designers and national brands, indulge in a little retail therapy and invest in the latest labels, as well as treating yourself to a spot of pampering with lots of fabulous beauty treatments available to try.

There will also be a programme of Q&As, panel discussions, demonstrations and masterclasses from leading fashion and beauty experts.

Outside, the stunning architecture of St Georges Hall, will be complemented with pop up restaurants and bars offering a wide selection of food and drink.

Offering a career-boosting showcase to graduates and budding designers, as well as unveiling exciting new collections from exciting brands and designers in the North West, a chance to pick up beauty tips and make-overs from make-up artists and hair stylists, enjoy runway shows and fashion exhibitions and do some serious shopping, this is a weekend not to be missed by anyone with a passion for the fashion industry.


Tickets are on sale via TicketQuarter.

Visit the official website now for further information



North West Fashion Festival

Date: Sat, 22nd and Sun, 23rd October

Times:  Sat 3pm, Sun 1pm

Tickets: From £16.50

Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool, Online at or on 0844 800 0410.



The Great Hall, St George’s Hall, Liverpool L1 1JJ

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