The event is the most influential fashion week outside of London and is in its 9th year. It features Gok Wan on the opening night 2 October as the opening night guest DJ. The official show reporter for the duration of the week is top UK fashion reporter, Liz Jones who is looking forward to seeing what Liverpool Fashion Week has to offer. Liverpool Fashion Week has always championed the talent in the north west, claiming #northwestisbest and as always they aim to show the rest of the country just why. Last year their make up looks were very similar to those on show six months later at New York Fashion Week. That is why they’re #alwaysinfront
The opening night focuses on eight independent couture designers never unveiled before. The highlight is Verve & Co who is flying in from Los Angeles to unveil their new Autumn/Winter Collection. Zimbabwean designer Flency Rose showcases her womenswear and Camilla Couture returns from her USA tour to unveil her latest designer childrenswear collection. Pop culture inspired street wear Mission Kawaii launches their collection on the opening night and fresh from her Best Designer win at the Liverpool Fashion & Beauty Award, Akani debuts her new season collection. Accessories are not forgotten with the couture handbag range from Fabrikk and international milliner and local Liverpool lady House of Charles with her showstopping head creations.The night wraps up with leading Italian importer Essere Belle Boutique featuring the exclusive Kiki Riki.
New Talent night, 3 October unveils five of the latest designers unseen before including Liverpool based Evalina Couture. New York based unisex T-shirt designer Uncommon Routes show off their cheeky design.
Boutique and High Street night on 3 October boasts John Lewis Liverpool One, Peacocks, M & S and Boux Avenue.
Liverpool Fashion Week is supported by BMD:Law who specialise in helping small businesses and is running a holistic theme through the week with the assistance of Buddha Therapies and their Little Buddha Academy, together with Infrared Sauna Spa. Each night before the show expect some healing therapy to ensure you experience the fashion shows with all five senses. Skinov8 Aesthetics provide beauty support with their range of products which are untested on animals.
Backstage the award winning team is overseen by head of make up Emma Lampkin and head of creative hair styling Andrew Joseph Manion.
Ryan Dillon from Fusion nightclub said: “We are proud to be involved as a host venue for Liverpool Fashion Week 2017. The event has gained great momentum over the years and is now a mayor player on the local fashion circuit. We look forward to welcoming Gok Wan as DJ on the opening night also.”
Show director Amanda Moss said: “Liverpool Fashion Week has always flown the flag for the best couture designs outside London. We have the best creative talent in the country so why should they go to London when we have the audience here. Fashion is for everyone, we were the first to champion models of all sizes and we continue to promote body confidence and ensure that fashion shows are commercially accessible to everyone regardless of size, age and budget.”