Liverpool Fashion Week Day 03: Review
We’ve reached the penultimate day of Liverpool fashion week; it’s been one hell of a week so far.
Fashion means a lot to most in Liverpool, you may not think so when you see girls roaming the streets in rollers and pyjamas, it shouldn’t work, but it just does.
The theme of this year’s fashion week was based around the idea of individuality and being confident about the way you look. I really couldn’t think of better city to portray that idea than Liverpool, you barely ever see a badly dressed scouser on a night out. You might get a rare glimpse of it if you go to concert square around 3 o’clock on a Sunday morning though.
I’m a lad, it’s only until now I’ve realised how important fashion is. It was a case of rolling round on the floor and kind of hoping something would just jump out at me and I’d end up wearing that for the day until recently, I’ve began to develop an eye for fashion and how different pieces can evoke different emotions.
I took myself off to the Liverpool Marina bar and grill to take a look at the trade exhibition and career workshops event that was taking place. When I think of fashion shows, I still instantly think of meat dresses, wacky outfits and stroppy models. It was a world away from that, I couldn’t have been more pleased.
The carousel of legs walking up and down the aisle where laid to rest, the catwalk put away and the dresses hung up……. for one day only. We got to meet the ladies and gentleman behind the dresses, makeup and other accessories that have so far made up Liverpool fashion week.
The room was a buzz with people from all different cultures who had different stories to tell and different ideas to present, you get the feeling that when you buy something from the showcase you weren’t just buying a garment, a moisturiser or even a cupcake! (As nice as they were) you were buying a piece of that person, a story that they are telling through their love of fashion or food!
Taking a brisk walk around the room, the designers didn’t really have to speak much, it’s not that they didn’t want to speak to anyone, it was that their words where there on the table. Actions speak a lot louder than words, and it was definitely the case here.
Shoes, everyone loves shoes. They’re at the forefront of every creation, you can have the best outfit in the world but if the shoes don’t go you might as well as throw the outfit straight in the bin. A design that caught my eye the most the brain baby of designer, Cheryl Penny. ‘Elusive rabbit’ is the epitome of what Liverpool fashion week is all about, it aims to cater for people looking for something different from shoes, you wouldn’t be talking about much else other than your shoes if you rocked out in a pair of these.
It definitely shows no signs of slowing down. The final event takes place tomorrow, this will focus on independent boutiques and their ranges, it promises to be a special closing night, so don’t miss it! There’s an after party too, if that doesn’t persuade you I don’t know what will. My work here is done.
By Callum Kenwright