Clothes, shoes, lingerie, swimwear, accessories, make up, celebs, models, giveaways and catwalk shows, the Clothes Show Live has everything a girl could want. I travelled up to the NEC Birmingham for the first day of the show, and what a happy day it was. For those who haven’t been before, the Clothes Show is an annual event which has been running for twenty years. The NEC is taken over with hundreds of stalls selling fashion items from All Saints to Bourjois, often at discounted prices, and professionals doing make-overs. Also, you must not forget the fashion show which is repeated at stages throughout the day.
On Friday 5th December, the fashion show included a performance by new girl band, The Saturdays. Following this the show took on a theatrical spell binding mood with each section given a strong, distinct theme. Lingerie was based around the theme of Argentinean Tango as girls floated down the catwalk in triangle or balconette bras with matching briefs in shades of gold and nude. To contrast with these rather demure, ethereal beauties came a group of Argentinean sex sirens in black and red lingerie sets flirting with some topless Latino men. The clear look was one of femininity and sensuality, just one was more overt.
They also showed swimwear, for both men and women. Colours were bright and shapes daring, no plain black bikini in sight. Men wore tight swim trunks in pastel colours and were even accessorised with beachbags. If you missed this year’s Clothes Show Live, I have been informed that they will be introducing a London event next May so start saving now!