Fashion enthusiasts were treated with two days of catwalks, live music and master classes hosted at the St George’s Hall. Famous faces such as Sam Reece, Katie Salmon and Lavish Alice took to the stage with their new designs. There were performances from the X Factor’s Tom and Laura, Kiera Weathers, Brady Ward and Girl Talk; they entertained the audience and electrified the atmosphere.


Nunude kicked off this year’s catwalk with their sleek and simplistic designs that were predominantly beige or block coloured. Their styles were casual and comfortable with a soft and feminine touch to them. The stage was also lit up by the unique brand Miss Francesca Couture whose range was dark and edgy.

John Lewis was next to strut their stuff on the runway with their collection Loved and found, which is available in stores now!


Kate Hayes certainly did not disappoint with her make-up master class at this year’s North West Fashion Festival. Her insanely easy tricks and twists on the latest make-up trend contouring, were simplistic and super speedy to learn. It was only a short seven years ago that Kate discovered the magic touch of make-up. She told the audience of her confidence struggles and how make-up proved to be her one and only salvation. “Make-up makes people feel gorgeous, at the academy we are all about positivity and working as a team”, explained Kate. The talented Kate took to the stage to demonstrate her tutorial on contouring. As a fellow make-up lover but also one who has no idea what to do, I definitely picked up a few tips! With her artistic flare and driven dedication Kate has pushed boundaries with her mini empire of make-upping knowledge and is sure to continue to impress.

Sam Reece debuted his new clothing line at this year’s festival. The male model and designer gave Liverpool fans a sneak peek at his latest collection which is to be officially launched in 2017. His range of clothing was forward thinking and modern, with a stylish and masculine feel to it.  The collection is aimed at males from an age of 14-30 years old, it is a mixture of oversized t-shirts, baggy jumpers and ripped jeans. The style reflects Sam Reece’s own personal fashion he would wear himself. On the second day of the event, the star collaborated with ‘Northern Garms’ creating a casual trending look. He linked up with the Newcastle brand six months ago, the style is similar to his own range showing his individualism and passion for this type of fashion.


Prodigal Fox stunned in this year’s catwalk with their inspiring collection featuring Katie Salmon.  Katie wore a long silk robe edged with marabou feathers, as well as, similarly edged cami and satin shorts. The look was flawless, it had a vintage and classy feel to it. With Prodigal Fox’s figure hugging designs and daring neck lines, this clothing line was set to ignite the inner diva in us all.


After such a fabulous weekend full of style, passion and the latest trending tips, myself and I’m sure every other adoring fan cannot wait for the North West Fashion Festival to visit Liverpool and wow us once again!