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The Childsplay Clothing Liverpool Fashion Week 2015: night two, part 1: emerging talent

by Kate Reilly James. Published Wed 14 Oct 2015 19:17, last updated: 14/10/15

Following a dazzling opening night, Childsplay Clothing Liverpool Fashion Week 2015 hurtled into night two with an emerging talent showcase…and what a show!

Bubblee Bassi’s mini models stormed onto the stage wearing a monochrome selection of designer labels. In a performance gymnast Beth Tweddle would be proud of, the kids posed and smiled for the bank of photographers like pro’s adding an element of fun to the whole event. The collection featured sumptuous fabrics for winter with leather jackets, crisp white shirts and the stalwart of denim, Armani Jeans.

The next designer to grace the stage, Karen Corson had an unbelievable journey to her first show. A former fashion week Co-ordinator, Karen was so inspired by sister event, Manchester Fashion week earlier this year that she taught herself to sew and not only created a stunning collection of winter outer wear but also completed it from scratch…..in just 5 months!

Her coat collection is simply beautiful. Creative touches such as peter pan collars, full skirts and asymmetric fastenings show real flair for design and the technicolor linings made for an enchanting debut collection.

Fellow newcomer Rachail Tsai’s debut collection was a real showstopper. From the first model to hit the catwalk adorned in a pink and neon yellow ruffled two piece shorts suit to the last in a blue gingham, faux fur and applique swing dress, I barely looked at my note pad long enough to take notes.

The collection was captivating through its use of colour, texture and models that clearly understood the playful nature of the garments. Think Japanese inspired sleepover meets Pokemon fan-girl. A really exciting collection that I’ll reference again and again.

Birmingham designer Stuart Bache brought the men to Liverpool Fashion Week. Strutting with purpose to Nina Simone ‘Feeling Good’ the male models brought effortless masculinity to proceedings. Deconstructed traditional tailoring took centre stage in a grey and black palette, accessorized with bright green brogues.

Cuffed trousers with contrasting calf section and button detail paired with suede Chelsea boots made for a utilitarian feel. Belted macs, high collar shirts and slicked back hair completed a thrilling collection.

Overall part one of Emerging Talent night has left me awestruck. Part two offerings include Africa inspired jumpsuits, handbags and a whole load of PVC.

Part 2 of night 2's event summary can be read here: http://www.purplerevolver.com/fashion/fashion-designers/124983-the-childsplay-clothing-liverpool-fashion-week-2015-night-two%2C-part-2-emerging-talent.html


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