Best of Wellingborough fashion hits the catwalk

A model takes to the stage during Wellingborough Fashion Show
A model takes to the stage during Wellingborough Fashion Show

Models took to the catwalk to showcase the latest trends and creations at an event to celebrate Wellingborough’s fashion retailers.

A total of nine shops took part in the summer Wellingborough Show held at the Tithe Barn in the town centre on Saturday.

The show, organised by Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), aimed to give local businesses the opportunity to show off their designs, accessories, hairstyles and make-up, as well as encouraging trade in the area.

The event kicked off with a special VIP event on Friday, giving budding young designers from Wrenn School in the town the chance to showcase their designs straight from the classroom.

Pupil Joyce Harris, 13, said: “We never get to show our creations off to other people – being at the fashion show was a great opportunity.”

Exhibitor Harish Tailor, owner of Seoni Clothing, in Cambridge Street, said: “I think the town centre needs events like these to interest people.”

Karl Zaremba, who runs Au Bon Marche, in Park Road, also showed off his latest lines at the event.

He said: “People come to our shop from a long way away, but we would also like to encourage more local trade.”

BID manager John Cable said: “Wellingborough town centre has much to offer, free parking, green spaces, historic buildings and a healthy blend of high street names and independent shops.

“We organise events to encourage people to discover the hidden gems in our town centre.”