A TOP stylist from TV’s This Morning will help transform Birkenhead into the fashion capital of the UK for the day.
London model Caroline Childs, a professionally trained dancer, will put on a fast-paced fashion and dance show at The Grange and Pyramids Shopping Centre this Saturday.
During the ‘Fashion On The Move’ event, flashmob groups of dancing models will stage around eight shows through the day, all wearing the latest trends selected by the stylist.
Every outfit featured will be from one of The Grange and Pyramids’ fashion outlets, which will be showcasing their autumn/winter collections.
Caroline, 31, who regularly appears as a model and stylist on ITV1 primetime show This Morning, said: “This winter it is going to be red wines and claret colours from head to toe.
“Normally at this time of year it is black with accent colours but this year it will be berry colours all the way – dresses, leggings and shoes.
“The nautical look is also going to be big this winter with Breton-style French navy striped tops.
“It’s all a nod to Kate Middleton, who is a massive influence this season, and so is Marilyn Monroe – this is the 60th anniversary of her death and the hourglass figure and feminine curves are back with structured dresses to emphasise the waist and the fuller form.
“One of my aims is to pull from the shops things which mirror this kind of look and show how you can get it from the high street, which should be quite easy to do.
“We use models to show how clothes will look on you – they aren’t 6ft beanpoles but they are trained to dance and move because this is a really fun event. “We put the clothes under quite a lot of pressure during the show – that translates well to the audience because it shows just what the outfit will look like when you are out dancing on a Saturday night.”
Caroline also promised there will be something for men too.
The action starts at around 11am, with each show lasting up to 15 minutes.
Among the stores taking part are Next, Dorothy Perkins, River Island, Republic, Miss Selfridge, Hannon, Blue Inc and Internacionale. Claire’s, Infinities and The Body Shop will also be represented.
Derek Millar, commercial director for The Grange and Pyramids, said: “Fashion On The Move is set to be a really lively and unique way of sharing the latest trends with shoppers.”