Thursday, 13 December 2012

Clothes Show Live 2012

Clothes Show Live was the biggest it has ever been. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, the clothes show pulled together over 400 fashion and beauty brands each with special discounts especially for Clothes Show customers. Along with fashion and beauty stands where you can shop until your hearts content, there were also 4 large catwalk and demonstration areas.

In the Susuki Fashion Theatre dancers and models performed for 45minutes at a time. The catwalk show was hosted by Henry Holland and stylist Grace Woodward.
 The Diet Coke Image Catwalk showcased graduate collections and the next generation of designers. The level of design was inspiring from the young talent.

Nica has teamed up with the Clothes Show Live's educational program to find an aspiring designer to create a print for our competition. Design a whimsical pattern inspired by nature, capturing the essence of Spring / Summer to be printed onto a satchel. If you feel you have the skill and design flare to become a designer then enter the Nica competition and get your foot onto the design ladder. Deadline line date is 1st September 2013. You must be aged 17 - 24. Visit the website for more details:

The Graduate catwalk show, saw the final year collections from students who have graduated from the Colleges & Universities that were present at the event located in the University and College forum.

Kicking off the show, was a block colour collection from North East Worcestershire College.

Barnet & Southgate College mixed layers and thick materials to create a wearable daytime range & rich velvets with satins for an evening collection.

University of Derby collection created elegance with sheer materials and used statement fabrics such as plastic added a depth to the collection.

Sandwell College had a raunchy side with fishnet tights, PVC skirts and berets! The woven pieces were interesting, but not something we would dare to wear out!

 The University and College Forum

If you would like to know more information about the University & Colleges who were at The Clothes Show Live event and what courses they have to offer find the information below;

Burton & South Derbyshire College: Open days .Saturday 19th January 2013 10am - 2pm .Monday 11th March 2013, 5pm- 8pm .Monday 20th March 2013, 5pm - 8pm
Call: 01283 494400

North Hertfordshire College:
Foundation degree in Fashion & Textiles
Call: 01462 424242

Barnet & Southgate College:
BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing
Call: 0208 266 4000
Email: info@barnetsouthgate

Warwickshire College:
Costume and fashion courses
Call: 01926 318233

University of Wolverhampton:
BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles
Call: 01902 322 058

South & City College Birmingham:
BTEC, HND & NCFE courses
Thursday 24th January, 4pm - 7pm
Thursday 14th March, 4pm - 7pm
Thursday 23rd May, 4pm - 7pm
Call: 0800 111 6311

Somerset College
Textiles, Fashion, Art & Design
15th January 2013, 5.30pm - 8pm
Call: 01823 366 331

New College
Art & Design
Call: 01527 570020

Liverpool Community College
Fashion, Retail, Merchandising, Fashion marketing, Art & Design
Call: 0151 2523000

North Hertfordshire College
Fashion & Textiles, Art & Design, photography
Call: 01462 424242

The Nica stand was buzzing with happy shoppers, snapping up the bargains and enjoying free Pop chips & exclusive Nica wristbands! We hope to see you next year at the Clothes Show Live event where we are already planning the layout and design of our new stand. If you have any ideas about a stand please let us know as we would love to hear from you!