Article by Samantha Thodhlana
For those of you who unfortunately missed one of Birmingham’s biggest fashion shows; it took place on the 21st October at Fazeley Studios. Yes, it was back this year and BIGGER; The Midlands Fashion Designer Awards sponsored by Claire’s Accessories brought light to the city and its fashion industry.
At times, Birmingham doesn’t really get the attention it probably deserves when it comes to the fashion stakes but this year the Midlands Fashion Designer Awards proved to be something different. With some of the regions up and coming designers showcasing their latest collection, there were some spectacular pieces on display.
There were around 200 people that attended, actually it was packed! Everyone was ready to see some of the midlands most talented students & graduates; as well as emerging designers.
As you arrived, you were greeted by the huge open space in the foyer that Fazeley has to offer. Drinks & networking was the main thing on the agenda to start off with; as well as lucky VIP guests receiving goody bags filled with some great things, like earrings from Claire’s, Label M provided the bags.
When we walked into the main catwalk room, the stage was ready and waiting; the seats where all positioned- clearly you could see a lot of hard work had gone into providing a stunning fashion setting for all the guests.
The audience was entertained to a whole 1.5/2 hours of fashion and sure did we ‘LOVE’ it.
By the end of the evening, everyone was inspired and ready for next year’s show…..so hurry up 2012 so that we can attend the next Midlands Fashion Designer Awards.
All Images taken by Merv for http://www.mervphotography.co.
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