Hundreds of fashion-lovers turned out in force for a dazzling catwalk show – making it the best-ever to date!
Lincoln BIG today revealed that more than 350 people attended the fourth Lincoln Fashion Week Catwalk Finale which took place against the stunning backdrop of Lincoln Cathedral.
And there was a surprise last minute rush for places, which meant scores more seats had to be set out in the Cathedral’s Nave.
Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “We were over the moon with the number of people who came along. Ninety extra seats were snapped-up in the final hours leading up to the event, including some tickets bought at the door, so we had to quickly lay out more seats – which we were delighted to do!”
Colleague Events and Promotions Assistant Jacinta Peachey said: “We had all the ingredients for a fabulous evening and the audience enthusiastically applauded our fantastic models, cameras were flashing and people were also busy posting photos and comments on social media.
“Models showcased the latest fashions available in Lincoln for all ages and University of Lincoln Fashion Design students took to the “runway” with some amazing futuristic designs, having had some of their work on show in the Waterside Shopping Centre earlier in the week. Sara Bird of SqWears Couture also dazzled with her unique designs.
“We’d like to thank our joint headline sponsors, the Waterside Shopping Centre and St Mark’s Shopping Centre and also John O’Donoghue of Home nightclub, who provided the bubbly and hosted the After Show Party; along with fabulous hairstyling by the team from Toni & Guy, Lincoln College who did the models’ make-up and Ernest Jones for the use of its jewellery.
“Our charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support gave us “front of house” support and we are thrilled to announce that the charity took £650 in raffle ticket sales and a further £100 in donations. It will also receive 50 per cent of our ticket sales for the event, when this figure is finalised.”
Joint headline sponsor Waterside Shopping Centre Manager Dean Cross said: “We were very pleased to be able to support Lincoln Fashion Week again this year and Lincoln Cathedral was a magnificent venue for the finale. I think everyone who attended had a fantastic evening. Hopefully the event will have raised a considerable amount for Macmillan Cancer Support.
“All of our retailers enjoyed being part of Lincoln Fashion Week, so much so that we've decided to repeat our centre charity fashion show in September in support of St Barnabas and hope that many of the people who supported Lincoln Fashion Week will attend that.”
Joint headline sponsor St Marks Shopping Centre Manager Val Johnson said: “We were very proud to support Lincoln Fashion Week for the fourth consecutive year. Our charity partner Macmillan gave us fantastic support throughout the event and the money raised is certainly going to a great cause. It was an amazing night this year and I know everyone enjoyed it immensely. Lincoln Cathedral provided a wonderful venue for all the retailers to showcase their fashions.
“Community engagement is very important to us and it was great to see so many local people having the chance to model and take part. So many businesses and volunteers collaborated in the event and I would like to take the opportunity to thank them all for helping to make the event such a great success.”