Private Buyer / Press Event
Friday 11th September 2015
Invite only exclusive event for national and international media, buyers and bloggers. Come meet and interview our sponsors, designers and models and see our exclusive taster of all fashions shows.
11.00 – Doors open
Fashion Show Day
Saturday 12th September 2015
Independent Designer Fashion Show – Open to the Public, Independent Designers from around the world will take to our runway. Retailer/Boutique Fashion Show – Open to the Public, your favourite high street retailers and online brands showcase their latest collection on our runway.
14.00 – Doors open
15.00 -15.30 – Independent catwalk show
15.30 – 16.15 – Intermission/ band performance
16.15 – 16.45- Brand show
Exhibition Hall / Marketplace – Open to the Public
Sunday 13th September 2015
A super fun packed day.
We are expecting up to 50 amazing exhibitors and pop up shops. Come along and look out for those super exclusive pieces.
And lets not forget there’s a 10% discount on purchases for all ticket holders!
12.00 – Doors open
12.45 – 13.10 – Be the catwalk/Own the catwalk
13.15 – 13.30 – Choir flash mob
13.40 – 14.00 – Panel discussion, Felicity Hayward, Callie Thorpe, Evans Clothing
14.00 – 14.15 – Meet and greet
14.45 – 15.00 – Performance by Jess And The Bandits
15.00 – 15.15 – Meet and greet Jess And The Bandits
15.15 – 15. 40 – Panel discussion. Now Magazine, Garner Style, Boohoo
15.40 – 15.50 – Meet and greet – Garner Style
16.15 – 16.45 – Be the catwalk / Own the catwalk
Walk the Catwalk… Own the Catwalk!
This year we are super excited to offer you your chance to be styled and dressed by industry experts. Then strut your fierce curves down our catwalk wearing our key sponsors collection. Prepare yourself to be interviewed by noted bloggers and vloggers and don’t be surprised if you pop up on lots of social media channels.
Introducing Annie Qadeer as our official MUA for #BeTheCatwalk
Get that catwalk look, pop over to our beauty bar for great demonstrations on hair, make-up and nails. Pick up industry insiders tips and tricks and meet our catwalk hair and make-up teams. Indulge yourself in some pampering, why not get your nails done while you’re there!
Festival chic? Vintage? Hollywood glamour? Attend one of our styling shows and learn how to nail the look.
Learn what the industry insider think about plus size fashion. How will our industry progress? Do we want curvy fashion shows to be a part of fashion week? How do designers and retailers continue to cater for our style needs?
This year we are excited to have amongst our panelists…
Lifestyle and Personal Style Blogger Callie Thorpe
As seen in Oprah.com, the New York Times, and Elle Magazine in October of 2008. Chastity started GarnerStyle. (formally The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style) “I started this blog to coincide with my image consulting business just so I could offer complimentary inspiration and advice to plus size women wanting to achieve style. I began not even knowing what blogging was or how it would impact social media. Who knew blogging could become a full time job? It did for me. I’ve chronicled my life, the clothes, my travels, my marriage, moving to a new city and many other adventures through this blog. And many more to come.”
Model Felicity Hayward
Felicity ran various established club nights and events in London, it was at one of these events she was scouted to model for photographer Miles Aldridge. After this shoot was published by Ponystep Magazine in 2012, Felicity was approached by Storm Management and started her career as a model.
Currently represented by Milk Management London, WILHELMINA New York & Los Angeles and Brigitte Germany.
Felicity Hayward has worked with such photographers as Patrick Demarchelier, Miles Aldridge, Dan Jackson, Matt Irwin, Rankin and Mark Lebon. She has also been featured in publications such as VOGUE, GLAMOUR, i-D, Schon! Ponystep & Numero.
On top of all of this, Felicity is also working as the first ever Curve Ambassador & Stylist for ASOS, inspiring woman of all shapes and sizes to embrace their silhouettes. She is also currently working on her solo Art show ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ sponsored by Cass Art and in partnership with charity Young in Prison.
Pop up Shops
Our amazing designers will be running pop up shops and offering discounts to ticket holders. Go along and pick up that catwalk item that caught your eye!
Studies have revealed that between 64-80% of women wear the wrong sized bra! Well, we’re here to fix that.
See our expert fitters and try on some beautiful lingerie.
Social media hub
Just left our beauty bar and camera ready? Great! visit our social media hub where our vloggers and bloggers would love to meet you. Let us know what you think of the plus size industry as it is today. Tells us what you’re wearing and who your favourite designers are. Record messages for our and your social media channels. Tell us what you think of the event.
Share your views (and curves!) with the world!
Look out for our celebrity guests and grab them for a selfie!
Don’t forget to #UKPlusSizeFW