The story is complete, the battle has been won. The Show: Enchanted is now over, and what a show it was.
On Saturday Reality TV Star Lydia Bright hosted the show much to the delight of her fans, introducing fashions for autumn which can be found in the shops at Bullring. Our fairytale of fashion then began, with scene one, a Vision of Opulence taking to the catwalk.
As the models emerged onto the catwalk the audience were wowed with dazzlingly beautiful makeup looks of bejewelled brows and metallic lips. The look was created especially for The Show: Enchanted by Illamasqua’s Adam John and his fantastic team, find out more here.
The first outfit to go down the catwalk was a decadent pearl cape (£85) from River Island, draped luxuriously over a black brocade dress (£40) also from River Island. This was one of our favourite outfits and a truly magical way to begin our journey into an enchanted world. Menswear was strong, with tailoring from French Connection and black crushed velvet Dr. Martens from Cloggs (£99.99).
A Vision of Opulence featured looks from Zara, Dune, Vero Moda, Monsoon, Oasis, French Connection, Topman, Reiss and Cloggs, and focused on elements of indulgent luxury from rich fabrics like Velvet and silks to brocade prints and jewelled embellishments.
The second scene of our show saw autumn Cast a Spell upon our audience with graphic prints worn head to toe in a dazzling spectacle of style; we loved the printed peplum print dress from Karen Millen (£160).
This was followed by a Power Quest of military proportions in scene three, with style inspiration taken from battle. We saw military coats, tough tailoring and classic shades of navy blue, grey and khaki green. There were some fantastic accessories in this scene including a fabulous faux fur hat (£24) from Monsoon and deliciously dark oxblood ankle boots (£135) from COS.
Gothic style returned with scene five, Twilight Goth. Full of texture and edgy silhouette, this scene saw looks from brands like BANK, Mango, Oasis, Links of London and Forever 21 take the stage. We adored the black palazzo pants (£39.99) from Zara and Mango’s black leather and gold cuffs (£22.99) were the perfect accessory to set off this look.
A Metallic Mist descended upon the catwalk as futuristic whites, silvers, sequins and shimmer arrived. The first look appeared in a dazzle of head to toe silver (jumper £45, trousers £55), set off with a sliver choker from Mango (£17.99) and glittery heels from River Island (£55). There were some great looks for men in this scene too with strong tailoring from Next (jacket £75 and trousers £35) and Forever 21 (Shirt £22.75, trousers £24.75).
Scene seven saw the arrival of Purple Potion, a celebration of the biggest shade for autumn, from Monsoon’s floor length gown (£179) and Reiss’s textured jumper (£89) to River Island’s aubergine suit, which cut a dapper shape on the catwalk.
Finally, the fairytale came to an end with Fashion Enchanted. This was our favourite scene, especially the first two outfits with a beautiful coat from Reiss (£325) and a burgundy and black brocade coat from Monsoon (£159). Again, we saw fantastic tailoring for men from Reiss, French Connection and Next.
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