Shoppers at Fairhill Shopping Centre, Ballymena were treated to an afternoon of fabulous fashion last Saturday when top models took to the catwalk to showcase the new season trends at the ‘Big Fashion Event’.
Wearing a range of different outfits from Fairhill retailers including Topshop, Vera Moda, River Island, Clockwork Orange, New Look, Next, Marks & Spencer and Remus Uomo, the mall came alive in a blaze of autumnal shades, wearable styles and a mix of chic and casual outfits.
Catwalk looks for the ladies favoured leather – from skirts, shorts and biker jackets teamed with cozy knits, chunky scarves and coloured midi skirts. Prints featured heavily with dogtooth and leopard print peppering dresses and accessories. Wine, khaki and black were colours du jour, with statement gold necklaces, riding boots and big bouncy curls completing the look.
The guys were able to stay warm and look great dressed in stretch denim jeans, coloured chinos teamed with chunky knits and finished with fur lined parkas and padded gilets. Smart woollen suits in charcoal grey and tweed were finished with crisp fitted shirts and bright ties, which gave an alternative to the casual outfits on show.
Fairhill stylist Peter Lamont had his very own ‘Big Wardrobe’ fashion area which gave him the chance to show shoppers how to mix and match items to create must-have looks for autumn/winter.
Boots make-up artists used the latest products from Estee Lauder, Clinique, No 7 and Clarins on the models, while Shek Hair, Ballymena created some eye-catching catwalk looks. After each show the models returned to shop windows to give shoppers some further style inspiration by bringing the outfits to life.
Natalie Jackson, Commercial & Marketing Manager at Fairhill said, “It was a great day of fashion and fun for all our customers. People of all ages enjoyed the shows which were compered by Emma Louise Johnston who did a superb job of keeping everyone entertained. The Macmillan cancer support fundraising team were also in the centre on Saturday and were overwhelmed by the generosity of shoppers. It was a truly super day for Fairhill and for fashion.”