My first time at the Clothes Show was definitely one to remember!
With hundreds of exhibitors it would be impossible for me to mention them all, however, the brands that stood out for me were ASOS Marketplace brand Fan-Club Clothing which designs tongue in cheek slogan t-Shirts and sweatshirts, including my personal favourite Gym & Juice, designer Alice Vandy Founder of Planet Vandy who creates incredible maxi dresses and unitards in vibrant prints and vegan materials and Pum Pum Gyal and Socks a Jamaican inspired frilly sock brand that has been worn by the bad gal herself Rihanna!
As well as fashion exhibitions there were brands including WAH Nails pampering lounge, Lambrini offering cocktails of their latest flavours and Mark Hill showcasing their hair products, providing an all-round Girls Day Out!
Over the two days I was there, there was a huge buzz around the arena, with everyone keen to be the first to know the latest key trends for Autumn Winter. Mark Heyes, fashion guru, lead the Curves with Confidence catwalk in the Main Arena. And provided insight during the Alcatel Fashion Theatre Rock the Runway on the top 5 fashion trends showcased by high street brands including Gothic Glamour from Topshop, Maximalism from River Island, On Parade from Oasis, Midas Touch from Boohoo and Winter florals from Miss Selfridge. Heyes stated that:
“With the seasons becoming less defined flowers no longer just belong to spring and summer. Moody dark florals from the likes of Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana was one of the most popular looks at all the fashion weeks”.
After five full days of exhibitions, live performances and beauty pampering The Clothes show comes to an end tomorrow. Next year Clothes Show will be moving to Liverpool, across three landmark arenas, providing an even bigger platform for fashion, beauty and rising stars to showcase their talents. I look forward to seeing what 2017 brings for all things fashion and beauty!
Thank you Bonafide Supernova for the opportunity!