Liberty Belle at the Sheffield Style Show

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When Liberty Belle were invited to attend the Sheffield Style Show 2015, we couldn’t have been more excited. Not only were 30 different independent Sheffield boutiques and designers showcasing their work but it was in all aid of Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. How could we possibly say no?!

Only in its second year as the Sheffield Style Show, the event has just recently dedicated itself solely to fashion and beauty. This didn’t detract well known local brands from showcasing their latest collections, however, and continuous catwalk shows featuring professional models ran for the entirety of the weekend.

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Sponsored by international lingerie brand, Panache, featured brands included award winning plus size brand, Taking Shape, critically acclaimed Sister, and menswear brand Lost Rockstar, as seen on The Only Way is Essex and Geordie Shore.

One of the most popular shows of the weekend was that of Lucido, where pastels, delicate lace and a muted colour palette dominated the runway. It would seem the brand have been looking into the past for inspiration of late, because the vintage inspired collection showcased a frenzy of fur, knitwear galore and all things over sized.

Over at the Sister show, the 70’s trend was the most prominent, with models dressed in tassels, paisley prints, flares and plenty of metallic.

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Organisers Charlotte Calvert and Cheryl Cunningham are determined to work hard and increase the popularity of the Sheffield Style Show in the future, putting the city on the fashion map.

Cheryl said: “We want to make it into a big event. You’ve got London Fashion Week, Manchester Fashion Week and the Birmingham Clothes Show, and there’s so many amazing, independent boutiques in Sheffield so we want to make this an annual thing. We want to bring everybody together, support the community and have a fun Christmas shopping type feel to celebrate Sheffield’s boutiques. There’s so many chain shops around so it’s hard for them to survive and they have such great pieces.”

Presenter and model: Jeannie McGinnis

Alongside an ever-growing fashion event, it is hopeful that support for the Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital will too increase. In it’s first year, the Style Show supported Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids, but the Children’s Hospital was this year chosen by Charlotte who received treatment from them in 2000.

The hospital are delighted that this “incredible and unique” event helped to benefit their patients.

If you didn’t make it to the event, be sure to head to where you can join the Sheffield Style Show and make a donation. Don’t forget to tweet us with your thoughts on the event at @LibertyBelleMag!


Words by Sophie Cockett

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