– Held on Sunday 25th June at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel
With 12 emerging and established designers, performances by X-Factors Relley C, the Voice’s Harry Fisher and international dancer Shelley Anderson, the Elite Fashion Show in association with Global Connect Wi-Fi once again brought diverse and innovative creatives to Birmingham to promote the city’s fashion and cultural scene. A not-for-profit event, this year’s show, which took place on Sunday 25th June at the prestigious MacDonald Burlington Hotel, saw £1,254.48 raised for Love Brum – an
umbrella charity which aims to make real change to Birmingham by funding local community and charitable causes.
The Elite Fashion Show ethos is to revitalize the Birmingham fashion industry that has been in decline giving emerging and established designers a platform to showcase their brand whilst raising vital funds for charity. This year’s show saw the likes of Donna Marina, House of Dz and Rosie Billington debut their collections on the runway to a sold-out audience.
The event played host to several special guests including international DJ Damon Hess, celebrity blogger and model Valerie Wyndham, Bradley Hunt from X-Factors Bratavio, celebrity hairdresser Jamie Birmingham and AMCK Model Tyler Wright and international Armani and Dolce and Gabbana model Vince Azzopardi; with X Factor and the Face star Chloe Jasmine walking on the runway. The plethora of talent and guests at the event has seen the Elite Fashion Show become solidified as Birmingham’s premier independent fashion show that has grown exponentially year on year.
Jordan Hurley, the CEO of Global Connect, said: “The Elite Fashion Show brings together designers from all over the world and connects them through their love of fashion”.
“At Global Connect we too allow people to stay connected wherever they are in the world. This is a great opportunity for us to support a great event in our own local region for a great cause”.
Founder, Joshua Williams stated, “It is incredible to see Elite become established as a premier fashion event. We aim to bring talent back to Birmingham which is often overlooked as a city despite having so much creative talent here. We are more than just a fashion show. We are a platform to celebrate diverse talent whilst raising funds for selected causes each year. So far, this amount has reached £4671.45”.
This years official after party was hosted at Birmingham’s newest exclusive club Etiquette and was hosted by international DJ Damon Hess.
A spokesperson for Love Brum stated, “We are delighted to have been the chosen charity for th
e Elite Fashion Show 2017- and what an epic event it was! On behalf of our charity, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended and supported us. LoveBrum is a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and deliver real change, with outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved. A fantastic £1,254.48 was raised on the evening, and whats more, 100% of your donation will go directly to Birmingham based projects – the people that need it most. To find out more, check out our website lovebrum.org.uk”.
The generosity and commitment of our sponsors is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support for the Elite Fashion Show in association with Global Connect: headline sponsor Global Connect; gold sponsors Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in partnership with Safety in Beauty.