Fashionistas glamming up for second Lincoln Fashion Week

Lincoln Fashion Week is on its way and Lincoln BIG has now added more events to the stylish extravaganza.

The week-long programme of events – which runs from April 28 to May 5, will feature something for all members of the family.

With hairdressers, stylists and make-up artists on standby, more than 100 models and retailers will be there with some great offers.

Models who are taking part in this year’s Lincoln Fashion Week

In preparation for this event, a group of retailers went on a fact-finding mission to the London Fashion Week Festival and they returned with ideas from the latest trends to incorporate into the city’s own special week.

Additionally, Miss Lincolnshire’s Daisy Pope will put an appearance on the day of the Lincoln Fashion Fair (April 29) in the Waterside Shopping Centre, where she will be at her own ‘selfie station’ to pose for photos on Saturday at 12 noon.

Daisy Pope, Miss Lincolnshire 2017

Lincoln Fashion Week will kick off on Friday with exclusive fashion week tote bags at five locations in the city – Bailgate, the Upper High Street, Waterside Shopping Centre,  St Marks Shopping Centre and the Cornhill area, where people will be able to pick up a bag and a programme for the week (between 11am and 2pm).

Head of Fashion Week Jess Wickham said: “People will be able to visit our “Pop Up box offices” at the Visitor Information Centre in Castle Hill, in the Waterside Shopping Centre and at St Mark’s Shopping Centre, where they can buy tickets for our Catwalk Show on May 5th in Alive Church.”

National and independent retailers will be swapping their window mannequins with live models at the St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice Shop, in Primark, Waterside Shopping Centre, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer on April 28 from 12pm to 1pm.

On May 1, the Children’s Fashion Event at Debenhams in St Marks Shopping Centre will take place from 2pm to 5pm.

A Prom Night event will take place at Debenhams on May 4, after being extended to run from 5pm to 8pm especially for teenagers.

There’s even more good news – a special draw will give a lucky man and woman the chance to win an outfit and makeover each worth over £150, with hairstyling vouchers from Talking Heads. The event is free to attend, but people must get a ticket by visiting the Eventbrite site.

The Catwalk Show held in Alive Church on May 5 is sponsored by Lincolnshire Co-operative and the Wig n’ Mitre.

“Everyone who attends the show, which starts at 7pm, will get a free drink on arrival. But the celebrations don’t end there. Tickets also allow people entry to our After Show Party at Home nightclub with freedom to jump the queues!”

Tickets are available online from www.visitlincoln.com/fashionfinale or at the door at Alive Church on the night.