Birmingham International Fashion Week
BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK CLOSES IT’S 3rd EDITION WITH RUNWAY SHOWS, SPEAKERS AND KEY SPONSORS
Birmingham, United Kingdom, September 10, 2015– Birmingham International Fashion Week has officially concluded its 3rd season on Sunday 5th September, with the breathtaking finale by Green Embassy, raising awareness on ecological issues with the models presenting ‘Silent Rainforest’ Runway show.
‘Thank you Eliis for the opportunity. You and your team did an amazing job.’ – Queen of the Crop® (VIP Gift Bag Sponsor)
‘The AM team really enjoyed it. We are in Fashion recovery right now! What an amazing 2 days! Bring on the next!’ – Arabel Manners (Designer)
‘Such an incredible evening yesterday for the Birmingham International Fashion Week. What a great venue and incredible company and talks!’ – Miss Birmingham
‘In terms of style Venice Film Festival & Birmingham International Fashion Week have a lot in common.’ – Mabel Now (PR)
The third annual event was supported by Macdonald Burlington Hotel, FashionUnited, miraDry and LetUsFindIt. Both days saw interesting and motivating Speaker sessions by fashion brand strategist, Fabian Hirose, Blogger/Vlogger, Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk) and Bianca Miller (The Apprentice 2014, Bianca Miller London, The Be Group). All three gave very thought-provoking and inspirational talks about different aspects of the fashion industry. The event incorporated a catwalk of Spring Summer 2016 collections and saw breathtaking selection of Designer Collections on both days. ‘The Face of the World’ Model Competition Runway show was held on Saturday and crowned the 2015 year winners. Visit faceoftheworld.info for more information.
The catwalk featured a diverse range of international and British styles from Womenswear, Couture, millinery, footwear and jewellery. The hues of Orchids flowers and artwork created by ECO Couture Designer Green Embassy with application of purple carrots, forest berries, Hibiscus flowers, begonvillas closed the show on Saturday 5th September.
Other designers included, a luxury jewellery designer Hazel Gonzalez from Costa Rica, I.Kollection from London, who put on a fabulous show with stunning Couture gowns and handbags, Jayne Elizabeth Millinery and the exquisite hat Collection left us all wooed, Maliha brought a taste of East to the Runway, Segrid Allen from USA surprised us with the fabulous Couture dresses and Birmingham’s own Arabel Manners opened the show on Friday with luxury plus size Footwear. ‘International Fashion Student Competition Winner’ Mary Hunter’s Runway show took place on Friday 4th September, where this young talent showcased 6 of her SS16 pieces. Friday’s Runway was brought to you by LetUsFindIt and Saturday’s Runway was Sponsored by miraDry.
The catwalk was accompanied by inspirational Speakers and Make Up London Academy (MLA) masterclass on ‘How to contour like a pro’, Fashion Lounge saw another great turnout from the new Fashion App Vernez, Fashion website LetUsFindIt and Womenswear installations from Green Embassy, Segrid Allen, What Alice Found Vintage and millinery by Jayne Elizabeth Millinery. Designer Exchange Designer Handbags were available in the Fashion Lounge & Showroom on both days. miraDry educated the guests with the science behind non-surgical, non-invasive and permanent approach to eliminating underarm sweat.
The Press & VIP Lounge for Press & Media, Photographers and designers discussed the amazing designs they’ve seen throughout the shows while enjoying some great complimentary Champagne and sweet treats by Mrs Crimbles and the new state of the art beauty drink Ocoo, not to mention the free Laimon Fresh that was flowing on both days for all the guests.
For this edition, BHMFW 2015 announced their stellar list of new partners and sponsors. The line-up included Macdonald Burlington Hotel, joined by LetUsFindIt, miraDry, Make Up London Academy, The Gallery Hair & Beauty and the organisers Elpromotions Agency. Also among BHMFW’s new partners and sponsors 2015 are Iridescence, Mrs Crimbles, CircusMash, Kaizen Beauty, Hotel La Tour, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Slinky Cat Models, Queen of The Crop, Urban Fruit, Ocoo Beauty Drink, Laimon Fresh, FashionUnited, FashionWeekWeb, BLOC Hotels and SkyTeam Global Meetings. The Official After party was hosted at Mechu Bar & Grill, Summer Row.
Saturday marked the culmination of the fashion shows, press and nationwide media attendance, all coming together at the BHMFW Official After Party at Mechu.
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