This month sees the much-anticipated return of Liverpool Fashion Week, which is set to be the biggest fashion event for the north west of England.

 

With big-name celebrities and 40 catwalk shows across five nights taking place in the trendiest venues in the city, this year’s fashion week is set to be even better than ever.

 

From the October 18th to 22nd, many Liverpool-based designers, such as Caroline Oates, Jodi Lee, Purple Guru and Booty Junk, will have the amazing opportunity to be on the runway alongside high street outlets such as BHS, Evans, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge.

 

The editor of Lifestyle Magazine and organiser of Liverpool

Fashion Week, Amanda Moss, is extremely proud to run the

the event again. She told JMU Journalism: “This is my business,

it’s what I do. I definitely think there’s a gap in the market for this

and with 3,500 people coming through the doors last year it just

shows that people in the city want to see things like this.”

 

The Daily Mirror said about last year’s event: "If you're a style snob,

London Fashion Week has it all. But can you actually afford a single

item? If you've an eye for fashion and a budget for bargains

(i.e. like 99% of normal women), Liverpool Fashion Week is

leagues ahead."

 

This year, Liverpool Fashion Week will be opened by Hollyoaks

and Dancing on Ice beauty Jennifer Metcalfe, who will be strutting

her stuff on the Catwalk at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel on October

18th. Partying will carry on all night with an after-show party

being held at exclusive Kingdom, where Coronation Street star

and Scouser Craig Charles will be on the decks.

 

Wednesday and Friday night will be held at fashion-conscious

venue MODO in Concert Square, where retailers will be showing

off their new collections on the catwalk.

 

Newz Bar on Water Street will stage Thursday’s high-end fashion

extravaganza, which will be hosted by Big Brother and ITV This

Morning plus-size beauty Alison Hammond, who will also be

modelling clothes on the night.

 

Fashion Week will go out with a bang, with the last night being held in the luxurious 4-star city centre Marriott. Radio City presenter Rick Vaughn will host the show which will feature evening wear from Liverpool-based designers Anya’s Closet, Classy Rags, Marc Cain and Mureal Eric.

 

Tickets for the fashion shows are just £10 and available on www.liverpoolfashionweek.co.uk. All shows will start at 6:30pm and finish at 10pm each night, so fashionistas grab them quick before they sell out.

 

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Stage set for Liverpool Fashion Week 2011

By Niamh Spence & Camilla Cole, JMU Journalism Liverpool Life

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