Clothes Show Live 2013 Fashion Theatre: A Weekend in the Country

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It’s been over a week since the Clothes Show was here and we are already missing the shopping, celebs and the amazing live music. But as always, the Fashion Theatre didn’t fail to impress, as they took us on an amazing trip to the country, which was the theme of this years performance as we see the models and dancers spend a fantastic weekend at Cliveden House to celebrate 25 spectacular years of fashion and beauty.

Hosted by the fashion designer Henry Holland and MTV’s Becca Dudley, we got the chance to see live performances from the X Factor’s Kingsland Road and Scott Innes (former lead singer of the band Times Red). Both performances were amazing and they really got the crowd ready to what was going to be 45 minutes of pure fashion heaven.

Mark and Jessica Wright also came on stage to talk about their business ventures in the fashion industry (as Jessica showcased her collection With Love Jessica and Mark spoke about his collection for Littlewood’s brand Goodsouls) and their experience at the Clothes Show so far.

But the fun started when we finally got to Cliveden House, the backdrop chosen for this incredible “Weekend in the Country”. Amongst the 40 models and dancers we saw familiar faces like BB Kaye from E4’s show Dirty Sexy Things and Jade Thompson, the winner of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model 2011, who is also the face of this years Clothes Show Live.

Loving the tribal/African prints in the festival scene

The clothes showcased in the catwalk were a mixture of high street, boutique, designer and couture brands’ latest aw13/14 collections. But what I loved the most was also the showcase of graduate designer items, like 21 year old fashion design student Alex Claydon, whose SS14 collection was featured in the Spa scene.

5,6,3 – Alex’s collection “21” explored major influences by youth subculture groups, east London gangs, and social identity that was portrayed in a digital point of view.

I also loved their Gatsby Gold scene in which they featured clothing items from high street retailers like River Island, Primark and New Look. But my favourite was a gold and off white gown by Manjit Deu, as the gold sequins and the box shoulders made it the perfect dress for a red carpet event.

Liquid gold – Manjit Deu has created the perfect dress for the Oscars

 The music was great, the clothes were amazing, but let’s not forget about the amazing dancers which made the interval of each scene so enjoyable. From a Zumba lesson, to an exclusive performance from “”, the dances where the perfect representative of what a great weekend should be.

It’s genuinely crazy how much they managed to do in the space of 45 minutes, so if you missed this years Clothes Show Live don’t forget to mark it on your calendar for next year and check the video of the amazing Alcatel OneTouch Fashion Theatre at the top of the page if you haven’t done so already.

Images courtesy of the Clothes Show Live

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