The KNUTSFORD LOVES FASHION NIGHT truly was a night to remember.
The event to celebrate local fashion and beauty with the aim of raising money for charity was held on Wednesday 9th October and was the first of it’s kind to take place within Knutsford.
On the night a fashion show was held in the Cranford Suite at the Curzon Cinema on Toft Road, the venue was transformed with catwalk, enhanced lighting, art work from Vermilion and music from DJ, Beast Beats (Dan Willder) who created a unique mix of house sounds for the night.
The 170 guests were greeted on arrival with Bellingham Wine and Birra Moretti provided courtesy of D G B Europe, Hammonds of Knutsford and Kieron Loynton. Each guest received a goody bag with content from a number of retailers including Roberta, Knutsford Medi & Spa, The Canvas Print Shop, Toni & Guy, Cottons Hotel & Spa, Gareth West, Vermilion, Arthur Lee, Gusto and Brookdale Clinic
The energetic Peter Murray from Pulse of Perfumery compered the evening, opening the show with a song to get the guests warmed up for the night. First on the catwalk were the stunning and intricate Eveningwear and Wedding Dress designs from designer Emma Beaumont.
This was followed by the elegant collection of dresses, trousers and jackets from the fabulous Boutique d’Or. The Pudding Club then showed the guests that being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to give up on fashion, with a mixture of denim, jackets and dresses all bang on trend.
Sisters Dionne and Tracy from Glamorous showcased a mix of affordable, fashion led pieces for day and night which ranged from tartan designs to timeless cozy winter knits. For guests with a more active lifestyle, Fat Face showed their latest Autumn/Winter styling for both men and women. Bare Necessities, Knutsford’s lingerie experts modeled some extra special pieces from their lingerie, swimwear and nightwear ranges.
From ladies designer clothes shop Willow, guests were shown some amazingly stylish outfits including brands such as Marella, Armani Jeans and Owen Barry. The show was finished by Cocaranti who ensured any denim addicts were given their fix by displaying some expertly styled premium denim and casualwear. Many of the outfits on the catwalk were teamed with designer shoes, boots and accessories from Zapatos including eye-catching stilettos from Lucy Choi and cute boots by Geox.
The models all looked amazing with hair styled by a mixture of Gareth West, Amelia from Cartman & Mason and Toni & Guy and fabulous make-up by Knutsford Medi & Spa. Paul Worpole, the photographer for the event did an excellent job of capturing the mood with behind the scenes, catwalk and after show images.
Before heading off for an evening of shopping and more fun, a raffle was drawn with prizes such as a Perfume Hamper worth £150 from POP, a Pair of Jeans worth £200 from Cocaranti, Ugg boots from Zapatos, treatments from Roberta and Knutsford Medi & Spa, Jewellery from Glamorous, a gorgeous floral display from Knutsford Bloom, vouchers from
Fat Face, a Bespoke dress designed by Emma Beaumont, handbags from Willow and Boutique d’Or, meals from Gusto and Eturia, a hamper full of delicious treats from Mr Simms, a free Bra Fitting and Bra from Bare Necessities plus a gift bag from The Bath House.
Many retailers supported the night by opening during and after the show, providing shoppers with drinks, nibbles, promotions and providing content for fashion show goody bags. In addition to those that were part of the show, Broadbents and Mozimo gave shoppers the chance to view their Autumn/ Winter collections in store. Roberta and Heidi from Roberta Beauty Redefined popped up in Zapatos offering mini treatments.
Knutsford Medi & Spa provided skin scanning and make-up application. Hairdressers Gareth West and Toni & Guy performed hair demonstrations. Local restaurants were also keen to get involved with Gusto, Belle Époque, The Rose N Crown, The Old Sessions and Cha Bar provided special offers to whet the appetite of hungry shoppers.
All profits from the event are being donated to the British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie and Dress for Success.
Event organiser Lucy Willder from Cocaranti says: “We were delighted with the success of event and I’d like to thank everyone who was part of it, from local businesses, models, customers and guests. The fashion show worked extremely well, it was a fantastic collaboration both front and backstage with everyone playing their part perfectly. There was a real buzz around town on the night. We are looking at the possibility of making this an annual event with the aim of making it bigger and better next year.”