Liverpool fashion and the unique sense of style has been mocked in the past and celebrated in the present. The city has an eclectic mix of cultures as well as a forward-thinking generation of trend setting individuals. With all that said there are six Liverpool fashion events, every fashionista should attend. Superb celebrations of style that have something for everybody’s fashionable tastes.
Open Eye Gallery: NORTH: Identity, Photography, Fashion
When: Ongoing from 6th January – 19th March
A multimedia exhibition celebrating the style and cultural heritage of North England and how it has influenced the fashion world.
There are displays and exhibitions of films and photography showing how life in the north inspired fashion designers such as Paul Smith and his Manchester-themed creations.
This is an exhibition that will bring to light a different part of British fashion and style. From the industrial trends of huge cities like Liverpool and Manchester to the countryside chic found in Yorkshire Dales and dramatic sweeping moorlands.
The Races Collection
When: 23rd February
Always an event that draws in huge crowds from across the UK, Grand National Races Weekend at Aintree.
This is the time of year when the streets of Liverpool are filled with frantic shoppers trying to get that much-coveted ladies day look, with the hopes of bagging the all-important Style Award.
To help your decision-making process and to assist you in finding that ultimate head to toe outfit for the Aintree book your place to attend The Races Collection at 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic, in partnership with Laura James Millinery.
The day will be filled with local Northern boutiques and designers, showcasing what they understand to be the latest and greatest is fashionable race day attire.
Fashion catwalks parading head to toe looks from the likes of Coco & Veve and Donna Marina alongside pop-up salons showcasing the must-see makeup and hair looks of the season.
Those in attendance are even in with a chance to win a bespoke headpiece handcrafted by Laura James Millinery worth £300 and have access to exclusive race weekend discounts from Signature Living.
For the fashionista hoping to be this year’s Style Award winner, this is a must-attend fashion event in Liverpool.
The British Style collective (The clothes show)
When: 7th– 9th July
The clothes show is a time honoured British fashion tradition that steeps all the way back to 1986. Known as the first word in UK fashion events this amazing institution is making its way to Liverpool in 2017.
Having been at home in Birmingham for nearly 30 years, the show has moved to Liverpool to coincide with a new programme layout.
The event will be utilising the city’s most iconic buildings as the backdrop to its new look and layout.
A standard ticket will get you access to shopping halls selling the latest new fashion and a look the Alcatel fashion theatre show. There’s always the option to upgrade for priority seating and an exclusive show goodie bag.
This will be one of the best Liverpool fashion events to attend his year. Beauty and live music will accompany fabulous fashion shows, talks and exhibitions taking place in iconic venues all across the city.
When: around the start of July
So the dates for this fashion phenomenon have not yet been released for 2017, however, we guarantee it’s one you should pencil in for next year’s summer activities.
Set amongst the historically beautiful Albert Dock, Vintage on the Dock is a celebration of beautiful things from times gone by.
Not only are there dozens of stalls selling troves of vintage fashion pieces, Vintage on the Dock bring along everything but the kitchen sink.
There will be music and dancing from bygone eras of the jitterbug and the jive. Charity shop DJ’s are on hand to play your favourite cheesy records with “Choose your Cheese”.
Along with all that awesome entertainment, there’s scrumptious food and drink served from vintage camper vans and old school stalls.
If all that fashion, food and frivolity wasn’t enough, over the course of two days there will be a selection of the finest vintage classic cars.
Check out these super sleek, sporty numbers that look like they belong in an old James Bond movie whilst you dress up like your favourite bond girl.
For early summer 2017 take a step back in time during Liverpool’s fashion spectacular Vintage on the Dock.
When: Saturday 9th September 2017
Finally, we have reached the age where the female form is being appreciated in all its glory.
With supermodels like Ashely Graham and Iskra Lawrence taking the fashion world by storm, women are celebrating and flaunting their curves proudly and in some amazing clothes as well.
This is one of those Liverpool fashion events that celebrates and showcases the talents of designers that dress women of all shapes and sizes. Curve Fashion Festival is an amazing show sure to inspire the wardrobes of many.
High street brands are in attendance selling curvaceous wares in the Market Hall following the shows where new and up and coming designers introduce their pieces on the runways.
As well as all this fashion fabulosity there will also be an array of beauty bars, talks and exhibitions taking place throughout the event.
Famous faces from the small screen graced the public with their presence in 2016 including Goggle boxes Sandra and Sandi and Chanelle Hayes.
Who knows who we will see at the next Curve Fashion Fest, set to be another glamorous day of fashion, fun and the female form.
Liverpool Fashion Week
When: October 2017
The question on the LFW opening web page is “why do designers and the fashion elite flock to London when the most creative and diverse talent is often launched from Liverpool fashion week?”
As a city recognised for its trend-setting nature Liverpool seems the ideal home for the UK’s most successful fashion shows.
The fashion heritage that London carries outweighs that of Liverpool’s however over the past few years Liverpool is quickly becoming a city recognised for its fashion talents. The likes of Phillip Armstrong, Mark Melia and Miss Francesca Couture are among the most well-known names in fashion to hail from Liverpool.
Not only is LFW showcasing the best of up and coming new talent, the organisers also promote strong ethics that should be recognised across the business.
Going hand in hand with the Curve Fashion festival Liverpool Fashion week works with designers and models to promote and encourage individuality and healthy body image.
Fur is banned from the runways, as are models who use sunbeds. The salon in charge of styling at the show has also applied for his Liverpool-based salon to be PETA approved in an effort to improve the fashion industries responsibility to the care of animals.
The belief of all those involved in Liverpool fashion week is that it is important to remain ethical whilst working in fashion. As we can see this sort of ethos is having a positive effect with the audience of LFW only growing in numbers.
Book a super Stylish Stay at Signature Living
Book your stay to coincide with one or all of these fabulous Liverpool fashion events with Signature Living.
We have gorgeous group accommodation for up to 30 guests, somewhere for the glam squad to stay.
Our fabulous hotel rooms and apartments are uniquely themed and go hand in hand with some of the most iconic fashion films and movie stars of our time.
Book to stay in Burlesque, decorated in the sultry style of the Moulin Rouge. Think Dita von Teese meets Nicole Kidman as you enter your stunning boudoir style suite, complete with luxury ensuite bathroom and up to 3 huge double beds.
Or why not arrange to stay in our Iconic apartment and get ready under the glittering eyes of Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn wall murals?
To be event-ready spoil yourself with a spa session at Morgan’s spa. Our range of high-end beauty treatments, indulgent facials or even a simple relaxing massage, are ideal for pre-fashion event pampering.
Whether you’re already part of those on FROW, or you are looking for a change of scenery, forget London and chose Liverpool and stay with Signature Living in the number one city for all of your future fashion experiences.