Monday, 3 December 2012




Clothes Show Live, the UK’s largest and most talked about fashion and beauty event, is this year preparing to stage the most fashionable, inspirational and interactive show in its 24 year history.

At the heart of British fashion, Clothes Show Live 2012 in association with Suzuki will take place from 7-11 December at Birmingham’s NEC celebrating fashion at its finest.

The five day event will feature catwalk shows, designer guests, celebrities, makeovers, champagne bars, hundreds of fashion and beauty brands to shop from, the spectacular 5,500 seat Fashion Theatre performance showcasing the best of British design and, new for this year, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live.


Fronting this year’s show is British model Daisy Lowe, star of campaigns for Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Topshop.  Daisy will model in each performance in the Suzuki Fashion Theatre on Friday 7th December which this year is being presented by stylist to the stars Grace Woodward and Brit fashion designer of the moment, Henry Holland.  The UK’s hottest boyband JLS will be performing a series of live DJ sets on Monday 10th December with Marvin spinning the tunes as Aston, Oritse and JB expertly get the crowd going with a high energy mix of RnB and pop.

Zara Martin, DJ, model and star of Sky Living’s Show Me Your Wardrobe has been announced as the host of the Diet Coke Image Catwalk in association with Company magazine showcasing Autumn/Winter High Street collections, final year collections from fashion students as well as pieces from designers of the future.

Inspiring those who want a career in fashion, the Style Studio will host talks by some of the country’s leading stylists and industry experts, workshops and career seminars on all things fashion related, as well as Q & A sessions with people in the know, including designer Mark Fast, singer/songwriter and lover of ethical fashion VV Brown, Zainab Vandu-Chikolo, winner of Sky Living’s Styled to Rock, and fashion expert Caryn Franklin.

Singer and TV presenter Peter Andre and Reality TV stars Amy Childs and Gemma Collins will be making appearances at the show to showcase their latest collections, whilst Sam Faiers introduces her new book and Lauren Goodger hosts the stand for her beauty brand Lauren’s Way.


New for this year is Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live, taking place in the Style Boutique area of the show.

Based on the reality TV show hosted by supermodel Elle Macpherson that finished airing its eighth series in October, BINTMLive brings the TV model world to life, featuring high-paced catwalk shows, styling, shopping, pampering, Model Master Class sessions and celebrity appearances.

Letitia Herod, recently crowned the winner of Cycle 8 of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, will join the remaining contestants to walk the BINTM Live catwalk up to six times each day - the first time they will have been seen together since the series ended.

International model and former BINTM judge Charley Speed will present the catwalk and meet fans of the show in the signing area as he mingles with the crowd and signs autographs. Charley has been a show judge for BINTM Live for the past two years as well as a star in international modelling campaigns for Calvin Klein and Emporio Armani.

Running all day every day, aspiring models can get a taste of the catwalk action in Model Masterclass sessions hosted by catwalk coach Matt Henry. Hopefuls will be offered training on how to strut their stuff and pose in front of the camera, and there’ll also be casting opportunities for new faces as big name fashion and beauty brands scout the crowds for emerging talent.


Combining the glamour and excitement of the catwalk shows at London Fashion Week with the drama of a West End production, over 120,000 visitors are expected to attend Clothes Show Live’s famous Fashion Theatre performance.

Presented by Henry Holland and Grace Woodward and featuring modelling debuts from Daisy Lowe on Friday 7th December and Peter Andre on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December, the show brings together the style and diversity the UK fashion scene is renowned for.

An allocated seat in the Fashion Theatre is included in the price of every ticket, which means that everyone can get up close to top fashion on the runway.


Clothes Show Live is divided into dedicated fashion and beauty destination halls so visitors can make the most of their experience, navigating their way to specialist shopping areas including the Style Boutique, Beauty Hall, Vision Village and Fashion Fix.

Style Boutique – Serious fashionistas will make a beeline for this area which is home to high-end labels, designer collections, luxurious bars and cafes and, new for 2012, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live.

Beauty Hall – Featuring beauty brands from Elemis to Fake Bake and Illamasqua this area is about all things skincare, makeup and hair. 

Vision Village – At the heart of Clothes Show Live, this area is an eclectic mixture of the countries favourite shops, boutiques and vintage brands and is the place to go to find unique fashion finds allowing you to bring your fashion vision to life. The Graduate ASOS Marketplace will be the place to find those one-off pieces to stand out from your friends.

Brand new for 2012 is the ground breaking Virtual Highstreet where visitors can experience the ease of shopping online with the fun of trying on in-store. Preview and shop from the SS13 collections and get your must have wardrobe essentials delivered straight to your door. This futuristic shopping area includes exhibitors New Look, Oasis & Designers at Debenhams.

Fashion Fix – Fast fashion brands, accessories, perfume, high street labels and work by final year students will be on sale in this area, which is indulgently reminiscent of trendy markets like Portobello or Spitalfields. 


Clothes Show Live not only offers a fantastic day out but an inspirational and aspirational experience for anyone looking to kick start a career in fashion and beauty. The event is dedicated to fostering new talent, reflected in the new and improved educational offering at the 2012 show.

Attended by representatives from 35 top UK fashion colleges and universities, this is the place to be for anyone with a passion for fashion looking for advice on courses and wanting to convert their love of design into a full time career.

Clothes Show Live runs a highly successful Educational Bursary Scheme which encourages students of all age groups to partake in competitions in fashion, design, photography and hairdressing.

Awards set to run this year include Young Artist of the Year, Young Fashion Photographer of the Year in association with More! Magazine, Young Designer of the Year, Knitted Textile Designer of the Year in association with Company Magazine, and Young Journalist of the Year in association with Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Singer/songwriter VV Brown has been named the ethical ambassador for the show. Having launched her own ethical clothing business, VV will be recognising brands that consider the environment in their production and support fashion sustainability.

Fashion careers seminars hosted by The Fashion Careers Clinic will take place on Friday 7th, Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th December only.


To book tickets please call the box office today on 0800 358 0058 or to book online visit

Standard - £27.00 including entrance to the show, plus a seat in the Suzuki Fashion Theatre

Platinum - £40.00 including fast track entry to the show, a platinum seat in the Suzuki Fashion Theatre, Show Guide and Show bag including goodies. This year the official show bag is sponsored by Fuse Fashion Network.

Student discount – 20% off all tickets with a valid NUS card.

For more information or to make a booking over the phone call the box office on 0844 581 1256.

Clothes Show Live in association with Suzuki is the UK’s largest fashion and beauty event featuring over 500 leading fashion and beauty brands to shop from, a 6500-seat Fashion Theatre and countless celebrity appearances over six days – it’s the ultimate girl’s day out! Whether shoppers are looking for a brand new winter wardrobe, presents for friends, spot celebrities or watch a fast paced catwalk show, Clothes Show Live is the number one destination.

Suzuki is the headline sponsor of Clothes Show Live for the 2012 show. The company will be the exclusive Automotive Partner and will take a prime area at the event in which to showcase their range of cars. As the official Automotive Partner Suzuki will be the title sponsor of Clothes Show Live’s famous Fashion Theatre and will feature in one of the fashion scenes. Building on the success of Clothes Show Live 2010 - where Suzuki give away a brand new Suzuki Swift worth £13,000 - Suzuki will once again be giving every visitor who attends the show the opportunity to win a one-off customised car, with the winner being announced on stage in a live prize draw.

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