It may not be New York but this new event on the local fashion calendar kicked off in style.
I’m an advocate for shopping local so events like this by the Solihull BID are to be applauded to keep our high streets alive.
Presided over by the dapper Mr Du Beke and his very glamorous co host Sameena Ali-Khan who kept the audience very entertained, not least when Anton reduced a couple of James Bushell’s stylists (if you need a go to hairdresser, James Bushell is it!) to tears of laughter and flummoxed with them with the description of a new do “the waft”
Taking us though a typical range of Summer events from the Yacht Club to a Country Weekend via a Day at the Races, the catwalk showcased the best from the major retailers and highlighted Solihull’s quality independents. Our favourite looks came from the independents.
With its pretty floral print and dip hem this great dress from Aspire made for me the perfect Summer frock.
I also loved these gorgeous yellow looks from Madeleine Ann to take us to the Races.
My all out stand out favourite the Yellow fleck chunky knit jumper with black shoulder strap and brooch. It had colour, it had slouch it had cold shoulder and is versatile enough to take it from a Saturday lunch out to a full out glamour affair thanks to the black strap detail.
The high street offering was all about earning your fashion stripes for Summer mix and match different stripes in the same look – guaranteed this is what you will be reaching for this summer to add that catwalk gloss to your look.
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So to steal & corrupt a phrase from one of the illustrious hosts – keep fashioning Solihull!