More than 400 aspiring models of all ages attended an open casting in Liverpool in a bid to become the face of the North West Fashion Festival (NWFF).
Organisers of the 22-23 October event, which will take place at the city’s St George’s Hall, invited men, women and children to showcase their runway skills before being photographed by a professional fashion photographer.
Industry judges will decide over the coming days who will go forward to model on the runway at the autumn festival, which will celebrate the region’s fashion talent and expertise.
Director Lauren Greene, who founded NWFF, says: “We were absolutely overwhelmed at the NWFF 2016 casting, with over 400 people through the door. People came from all over the North West to audition”
“We had around 250 amazing children who came along to the casting with lots of siblings auditioning. We were looking at how they walk on the runway, how confident they were and how they came across on camera. They were all gorgeous– it’s going to be so hard to choose!”
Now in its third year, NWFF aims to bring together the region’s leading influencers, designers and fashion crowd in luxury style.
Thousands of style-savvy guests are expected to grace the landmark Liverpool venue for a weekend of catwalk shows, shopping and pampering.
New collections from local fashion designers and national brands as well as beauty treatments will be available during the event, and there will also be Q&A sessions, demonstrations and masterclasses from beauty experts.