First fashion show proves a hit

December 01 2014

TWO family-run businesses on Gloucester Road came together last month for a night of fashion shows, makeovers and bubbly.

TWO family-run businesses on Gloucester Road came together last month for a night of fashion shows, makeovers and bubbly.
The collaboration between urban clothes store Fox & Feather and a.k.a Professional Hairdressing was coined three months ago, and both stores were "thrilled" at the turn-out.
Bishopston businesses Grape and Grind supplied the event with bubbly, and Lynne Fernandes opticians supplied glasses to accessorise the models’ looks.
Local photographer Matt Lamoon also donated his time to capture the evening's events.
All proceeds from the night went to CLIC Sargent - a charity caring for children with cancer, and providing support for families.
The event kicked off at Fox & Feather, where ticket holders were able to browse the shop while supping on bubbly.
Those in attendance were then moved three shops down to aka hairdressing, where a fashion show took place, showcasing Fox & Feather's autumn/winter range, from urban street looks to glitzy dresses.
Clare, owner of the clothes store, said: “As menswear is relatively new to the store, it was brilliant to be able to showcase the new menswear range."
The evening then ended back at Fox & Feather where the a.k.a team set up seats to transform guests with hair makeovers.
Ellie Kirby from aka said: “I have been lucky enough to be a member of the L’Oréal ID artist team for the past two years, where I've been able to work with the brand on up and coming looks. It’s one way we stay ahead of current trends. It’s been so fun seeing this all come to life.”
Everyone who attended the event received a goodie bag from the collaborators, and one lucky winner - Sara Mills from Cotham - won a year's supply of Redken hair care products in the raffle.
Next year, both teams plan to go bigger and better.
Beverly Cussen, director at aka, said: “We loved working together, and it was great that other local businesses were keen to help."
Husband Richard, owner of the salon, added: "It’s great supporting local charities, and we would love to involve more local businesses on Gloucester Road for the next event.
"I like to think that in a few years we will give The Mall’s fashion show a run for it’s money!”