WGS Liberty Belles

Fashion Show 2010

Withington’s catwalk Liberty Belles raised more than £4,000 with their New York-themed Fashion Show in October.  The slick choreography and dazzling clothes and jewellery paraded before a sold-out audience demonstrated the huge amount of work the girls had put into preparation and planning.

More than 40 models – ten drawn from each of the year groups from Lower Fourth to Upper Sixth – showcased  several ranges of exciting fashions lent by supportive fashion houses. They were joined by ten Upper Sixth Formers from Manchester Grammar School.

 Fashion Show 2010 picture gallery

The show, whose main sponsors were jewellers Beaverbrooks and the new ICE London Jewellery Collection, was also supported by  Wrapt by Joanne & Yvette, Limited Fashion, Urban Outfitters, Pop Boutique, De Facto Boutique, Akita, Vanilla, Mon Amie, London Rock, Yvette x, missguided.com, Mention Make-up Artists,  Allwood Furniture, Sarah Vince-Cain Dietician, Quilter Investment Management, Pan Asia restaurant,  Cineworld, Swizzles Matlow and Parquier Photography.

The 13-strong committee of Upper Sixth girls, who organised finance, sponsorship, the clothing collection, publicity, construction of the set with its fabulous Manhattan skyline backdrop and ticket sales, began working on the production before the summer holidays.

Tara, joint chair of the organising committee, said: “It was a big challenge, but the show turned out to be amazing in the end. We decided on a New York theme and called the show Liberty after the famous Statue of Liberty. We wanted to make it a little different this year, so we constructed a proper catwalk in the Arts Centre. We all thought it was the best ever.”

Two charities, both close to Withington hearts, will benefit from the funds raised  – Barnardos and Living Water Africa.