The Liverpool Design Show at St Georges Hall is well underway. I'll be reporting back on some of the other events that will make up the entire Design Festival which runs until the 27th Nov.
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I spent most of Saturday afternoon (apart from taking these snaps) chatting to some of the hugely talented new and established designers that are part of the biggest Liverpool design show trade fair to date. Included in the 100 plus range of designers are a few future super stars, like Domingo Rodriguez who has just shown his S/S11 collection at Paris fashion week, thanks to being part of Esquire's '7 Brilliant Brits.' The collection shows craftsmanship, choice of luxury fabrics and an eye for innovative modern design that make him with out a doubt a name you will be hearing again soon. Watch this space!
I'll be back at the design show later today to meet up with the other designers ranging from young designer of the year Michelle Pevie and her Egyptian inspired collection (including her 'instant classic' tan leather shift dress) to Sara Han's recycled denim couture collection. As well as the fashion designers there are other fabulous things to fall in love with, like the exquisite stainless steel cutlery sets with the forks discretely shaped into a devils pitch forks and Cait Jewellery's Swarovski & Czech crystal hand made costume jewelry.
Throughout today there will be hourly fashion shows featuring the various exhibitors that Kirsty Doyle will be directing and talking the audience through. If you want ticket info click here. Or just buy on the door.
Below is Marjorie McConville's 'Black Noir' collection. These autobiographical pieces have been created using her personal and intimate influences so have become completely original items. If you get the chance to see the rest of the collection at her stand (stand 45, see brochure) make sure you ask her about where she gets her ideas from. This designer has a surprisingly refreshing and obscure way to come up with design direction.
Domingo Rodriguez below..
Below Is part of Michelle Pevie's collection at one of the hourly fashion shows.
P.S. happy shopping...