With just over a month to go, excitement for the North West Fashion Festival 2016 is rapidly growing as organisers announce the brands and sponsors supporting this year’s event.
The two-day fashion frenzy takes place on Saturday 22 October and Sunday 23 October in the stunning surroundings of St George’s Hall Liverpool.
The North West Fashion Festival (NWFF) celebrates the wealth of fashion talent and expertise the North of England has to offer – and is now one of the region’s biggest fashion and beauty events.
This year’s brands and sponsors reads like a who’s who of the North West fashion, beauty and luxury experience, and includes Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar; John Lewis; and Moet & Chandon.
Now in its third year, NWFF has become the North West’s biggest style celebration and a firm favourite in the fashion calendar, bringing together the region’s leading influencers, designers and fashion crowd in luxury style.
Headline sponsors for the North West Fashion Festival 2016 are Moet & Chandon; Ascot Motors; Signature Living; and Pro Hair.
Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar will welcome guests with complimentary treatments, and will also have a selection of its key products available to purchase; while there will be a VIP Champagne lounge in association with Moet & Chandon.
Style-savvy guests and fashionistas can look forward to a fun-filled weekend of catwalk shows, shopping and pampering, while they check out the new collections from local fashion designers and national brands; indulge in a spot of retail therapy; while trying out the latest beauty treatments.
Key brands supporting this year’s event include John Lewis; Melanie Louise; Mode Mwah; Ku Spendlove; Patty Fashion; Tanya Bardo and Francesca Couture.
John Lewis will showcase two collections on the runway across the weekend. On the Saturday, festivalgoers will see the contemporary Loved and Found collection, while on the Sunday, the spotlight will be on its exciting new children’s range.
Melanie Louise, one of Liverpool’s most prestigious children’s designers, is holding an exclusive catwalk on the Sunday, showcasing a wide range of high end designers including Roberto Cavalli, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren and Moschino – showcasing style ideas to get the little ones looking fabulous for the Winter.
Celebrity make-up artist Katie Hayes will be hosting live make-up masterclasses throughout the weekend – the ideal way to learn the showbiz tricks of the trade to help visitors create their own fabulous look.
Electric Hairdressing London, hailed the UK’s most exciting hairdressing company, will be offering a styling masterclass on the Saturday.
Lauren Greene, Founder and Director of the North West Fashion Festival, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled with the support we have for the 2016 event from sponsors and brands. These are luxury names that festivalgoers will recognise, know and love – and give an added strand of credibility to the event and how it is growing each year.
“With just over a month to go until we welcome guests to our third North West Fashion Festival, momentum is really picking up pace and we have lots more exciting additions to announce for the NWFF 2016 – so watch this space.”
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 George’s 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.