The North West Fashion Festival has been hailed a huge success! Over 3,000 style savvy people attended the fashion and beauty extravaganza last weekend which was held in the city’s stunning setting of St George’s Hall.
The region’s fashionistas and glamorous celebrities turned out in full force sporting their trendiest outfits for the event which just goes to prove that Liverpool really is the stylish city!
The two-day festival took place last Saturday and Sunday, in the Great Hall at St George’s Hall Liverpool which was transformed into a hotbed of fashion with a huge runway where the most up and coming designers in the North West showcased their latest collections for Autumn/Winter.
The event featured a VIP Champagne lounge, cocktail bar, pamper suite and lots of stalls offering the latest in fashion and beauty, as well as live entertainment and a full programme of Q&As, panel discussions, demonstrations and masterclasses from leading fashion and beauty experts.
It was the third year of the event which just continues to get bigger and better each year and is now regarded one of the region’s biggest fashion and beauty events.
The North West Fashion Festival 2016 was well supported by the region’s most stylish celebrities including the stars of ITVBe’s The Real Housewives of Cheshire Tanya Bardsley, Dawn Ward and Leanne Brown; Liverpool model Abbey Clancy; Katie Salmon and Hannah Elizabeth from Love Island and North West model Sam Reece.
Guests were able to meet Real Housewives Of Cheshire stars Tanya and Dawn who attended the festival. Tanya signed copies of her self-help motivational book, Just A Girl Who Got It All: How You Can Have Your All Too and hosted a pop-up boutique for her Dreams To Reality jewellery range. Meanwhile, her co-star Dawn had a stand promoting her new business venture – non-surgical clinic Skulpt – which is based in the grounds of her Cheshire Warford Hall home.
There were catwalk shows from Mode Mwah, Lavish Alice, Tracey Miller Runway, Nünude, Loved And Found from John Lewis, Beverley May Design. Miss Francesca Couture, KU Spendlove, Patty Fashion, Lorna Jayne Active Wear from Debenhams, Green Eyed Monster Couture, Leigh Taylor and more.
Guests enjoyed performances from X Factor’s Tom and Laura, Keira Wethers; girl band Skarlett, singer Darby Ward, daughter of Real Housewives Of Cheshire’s Dawn Ward, Liverpool-based MD Productions – who shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and local singer, songwriter Clare Sophia.
And for the first time ever, the festival hosted a family day on the Sunday featuring Liverpool children modelling designer kidswear on the catwalk such as Melanie Louise designer childrenswear.
High Street brand John Lewis launched its new contemporary childrenswear brand Margarita Kids and footballer’s wife, fashion designer and star of The Real Housewives Of Cheshire, Leanne Brown, showcased her childrenswear range Kiss Frogs.
Lauren Greene, Founder and Director of the North West Fashion Festival, was delighted with the success of the event.
She commented: “It was absolutely amazing – I couldn’t have hoped for a better turn out!
“The highlights of the event for me were undoubtedly the Melanie Louise kids’ catwalk finale which was amazing and all the performances over the weekend were brilliant.
“I’d like to thank all the celebrities who took to the catwalk. We have been blown away by the positive feedback and are now planning an even bigger and more exciting for 2017!”
Photographs credited to David Munn Photography.