CH1ChesterBID, in partnership with the University of Chester, is set to host an evening of glamour as The Grosvenor Hotel is transformed into a runway.
The city’s Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with the University of Chester as well as a selection of high street and boutique retailers to host an exclusive ticket-only catwalk event, which takes place on Wednesday 14 June.
The style spectacular will feature fashion design graduates from the University of Chester who will showcase their glamorous collections on a specially created runway in the Grosvenor Hotel’s prestigious Westminster Suit. Professional models will also showcase a range of seasonal garments and inspirational style trends that are available in the city centre unveiled.
“We really want to showcase what’s on offer for fashion and beauty lovers in Chester city centre” said Julie Charlton, Marketing Manager at CH1ChesterBID.
“We have such a huge range of boutique and high street brands and our Style in the City campaign will really put them into the spotlight. I look forward to seeing our models strut their stuff and show off the latest fashion favourites available in Chester.
“The catwalk event will be a real show-stopper as part of our month-long Style in the City campaign so be sure to head into the city-centre to feast your eyes on the latest styles and trends.”
Delphine Wilson, Programme Leader for Fashion Design at University of Chester added: “We’re thrilled to be working alongside CH1ChesterBID to celebrate a new fashion and lifestyle event in Chester. The catwalk show is a fantastic opportunity for our latest fashion design graduates to showcase their design creativity in context alongside major fashion brands.
“Our fashion course requires student’s to demonstrate a real passion and dedication to the industry and the group have worked incredibly hard to design and produce their own individual collections. This event is a great chance for them to display their work to the public, so we hope people will come along on the 14 June and support our local graduate designers.”
The event will be held at the Grosvenor Hotel on Eastgate Street with shows taking place at 5pm and 8pm. Tickets cost £10 for standard entry and £20 for VIP with guaranteed front row and a goody bag with over £20. Tickets can be purchased here
Brands showcasing their collections include; Jigsaw, Laundry B, Tessuti and Hugo Boss on Bridge Street, Marks and Spencer on Foregate Street and Jack Wills on Eastgate Street. Accessories for the models will be provided by Accessorize on Eastgate Street.
Make-up artists will also be attending the show using brands from Boots on Foregate Street, including No7, Benefit, Clarins, NYX, Max Factor and Bare Minerals along with stylists from Andrew Collinge hairdressing salon will be on hand to glam the models on the night.