Clothes Show Live has said its 25th anniversary show exceeded organiser expectations for both visitor numbers and exhibitor stands.
Haymarket Exhibitions has claimed that more than 120,000 people attended the five-day fashion and beauty event held this month at The NEC to shop from more than 450 brands.
There was also a programme of fashion content taking place on three stages featuring Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model winners, TV stylist Antonia O’Brien, and original Clothes Show presenter Caryn Franklin.
Visitors were also treated to appearances from reality TV stars Peter Andre, Mark Wright and Amy Childs, plus performances from music acts including Union J, Mike Hough, Kingsland Road and Stooshe.
To celebrate Clothes Show Live’s 25 years as a leading fashion and beauty exhibition, master chocolatiers Choccywoccydoodah made a specially commissioned chocolate sculpture which was designed by Zandra Rhodes and presented to Caryn Franklin and Gavin Brown, managing director of Haymarket Exhibitions.
In addition, more than 865 schools, colleges and universities attended for the show’s educational content including career seminars, Q&A’s by industry experts and showcases from 35 colleges and universities.
“This year has seen another really successful Clothes Show Live event. For our 25th anniversary we wanted to create a celebration of all things fashion and beauty and I think we have achieved just that,” said show director Maryam Hamizadeh. “Clothes Show Live continues to surprise and delight visitors, retaining its rightful title of Europe’s largest fashion and beauty event. Here’s to the next 25 years.”
Clothes Show Live will return to The NEC on 5-9 December 2014.