Returning to Liverpool’s Beatles-inspired Hard Days Night Hotel for the third time, the annual Linda McCartney Centre fashion show is set to be bigger than ever when it takes place later this month.
Showcasing summer lines by independent boutiques Gypsophila Couture and Total Recall Vintage, as well as designs by local fashion graduates, the show has been organised in aid of Linda McCartney Centre in Liverpool that houses a state of the art breast assessment unit, as well as research and development laboratories, an outpatient unit and chemotherapy centre.
Event organiser and Stylist Joseph Nze said: “I have organised this event in memory of my dear friend Gail Tyler who sadly passed away from breast cancer last month. The Linda McCartney Centre does some fantastic work screening women for the disease and offering post-operative care, and they need vital funds to continue their work. I’m hoping to raise in excess of £1,000 through ticket sales and donations on the night. I’ve sold a fair few tickets but there’s still a way to go. I am happy doing this as I am achieving so much by helping others who may not have the courage to do something like this. As the youngest fashion stylist in Liverpool I need to be recognized as a stylist and by doing this show I am promoting myself and The McCartney Centre for the well being of others and to show people out there that there is always something that you can do to make this world a better place. By doing this show I have got many contacts in the fashion and art industry which is fantastic for myself and the my joint business with a women called Joanne Derbyshire which is now up and running the company called "Jo by Joseph" look us up on www.jobyjoseph.weebly.com. So no matter how young or old you are have courage to do things and hopefully it will happen I have courage and the will-power, now i am an owner of my own business!
“I hope this event inspires other designers to use their designs to help raise money for truly worthwhile causes like the Linda McCartney Centre. I will be hosting a Winter-themed fashion show in December and I would love more designers to come forward to showcase their collections.”
The fashion show will be supplemented with performances by high-energy, R & B dance troupe Cody Urban Dance who won the Liverpool Unites In Dance competition in 2010 and Liverpool singer Beauty. An auction will also take place at the end of the evening where bespoke, one-off design pieces will go under the hammer with proceeds going towards the charity.
Kate Taylor from Linda McCartney Centre said: “We’re extremely grateful to Hard Days Night Hotel for hosting the event for the third year running, and to Joseph who has donated his time and effort planning and putting this amazing fashion show together. It’s people like Joseph who help keep our doors open 24/7 to women from all across the North West.”
The Linda McCartney Centre Fashion Show will take place on 31st July 2011 at Hard Days Night Hotel from 5pm till late followed by an after party. Tickets cost £5 for the fashion show and £2 for the after party event and are available on the door.
Word Joseph Nze.
Fashion show also produced by local designer John Maines.