Stylish celebrities to headline North West Fashion Festival

Organisers of the North West Fashion Festival 2016 have announced the celebrity names who will headline next month’s event.

Tanya Bardsley and Dawn Ward, stars of the smash hit ITVBe programme Real Housewives Of Cheshire, lead the glamorous line-up.

Renowned for their style, beauty and stunning clothes, the fashionistas will most definitely feel at home at the North West Fashion Festival 2016 which takes place on Saturday 22 October and Sunday 23 October in the stunning surroundings of St George’s Hall Liverpool.

Fans of Real Housewives Of Cheshire stars Tanya and Dawn will also be able to meet the stylish duo.

Tanya, who last month gave birth to her fourth child, will be signing copies of her self-help motivational book, Just A Girl Who Got It All: How You Can Have Your All Too. She will also be hosting a pop-up boutique for the Dreams To Reality jewellery range, designed by the lady herself.

Tanya commented:

“I’m so excited to be attending the North West Fashion Festival with my lovely friend Dawn. I absolutely love Liverpool and St George’s Hall is absolutely stunning setting, so we can’t wait to be there.”

Co-star Dawn Ward, who heads up an interior design business which showcases her creativity alongside her flair for fashion, will welcome fans to the festival and launch her new business venture – non-surgical clinic Skulpt which is based in the grounds of Dawn’s Cheshire Warford Hall home. Dawn will also be a proud Mum at the festival when daughter, singer Darby, will perform for festivalgoers.

Dawn added:

“I am really excited for this event. Me and Tanya have already started planning our outfits and we can’t wait to meet the city’s fashionistas. Its’ going to be a fantastic weekend of fashion, beauty and fun.”

The North West Fashion Festival (NWFF) celebrates the wealth of fashion talent and expertise the North of England has to offer. Now in it’s third year, this is now one of the region’s biggest fashion and beauty events.

Over the weekend, two familiar faces from Love Island will also be seen taking to the catwalk to model the latest styles for the coming season.

Katie Salmon has collaborated with label Prodigal Fox and will be taking to the runway to showcase her new collection of evening wear and lingerie. The collection has already been given the celebrity seal of approval by social media queen Kim Kardashian West, who wore one of Katie’s dresses to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Joining Katie from Love Island is Hannah Elizabeth, who will also take to the catwalk to model the latest collection from her favourite designer, Mode Mwah.

North West model Sam Reece will take to the runway to launch his very own fashion line, Reece & Boa.

X Factor finalists Keira Wethers will perform for festivalgoers, while girl band Skarlet, who are starring in the current series of X Factor will perform on the Saturday.

Lauren Greene, Founder and Director of the North West Fashion Festival, commented:

“It’s inspiring and encouraging to see how the North West Fashion Festival is growing in size and substance each year – and this is most definitely demonstrated through the celebrity line-up we have for 2016.

“Fans of the Real Housewives Of Cheshire tune in each week to see what styles Tanya and Dawn are wearing – so we cannot wait to have the ladies join us on stage at St George’s Hall and one thing is guaranteed, they will look absolutely stunning.

“Sam Reece is definitely going to prove popular, he’s a fantastic role model for striking male dressing who will be taking to the catwalk to launch his own fashion range. So don’t miss out, get those tickets booked and join us for the biggest date with fashion in the North West.”

This celebrity line-up follows the announcement of this year’s brands and sponsors, which includes Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar; John Lewis; Moet & Chandon; Ascot Motors; Signature Living; Pro Hair; Melanie Louise; Mode Mwah; Ku Spendlove; Patty Fashion; Francesca Couture; celebrity make-up artist Katie Hayes; and Electric Hairdressing London.

The NWFF has become the North West’s biggest style celebration and a firm favourite in the fashion calendar, bringing together the region’s leading influencers, designers and fashion crowd in luxury style.

Style-savvy guests and fashionistas can look forward to a fun-filled weekend of catwalk shows, shopping and pampering, while they check out the new collections from local fashion designers and national brands; indulge in a spot of retail therapy; while trying out the latest beauty treatments.

There will also be a programme of Q&As, panel discussions, demonstrations and masterclasses from leading fashion and beauty experts.

Outside, the stunning architecture of St George’s Hall, will be complemented with pop up restaurants and bars offering a wide selection of food and drink.

The North West Fashion Festival is also the perfect setting for anyone with a passion for fashion. The event offers a career boosting showcase to graduates and budding designers; will unveil exciting new collections from exciting brands and designers in the North West; is a chance to pick up beauty tips and make-overs from make-up artists and hair stylists.

Tickets are on sale via TicketQuarter.

Visit the official website now for further information



Date: Saturday 22 October / Sunday 23 October

Times:  Saturday from 3pm / Sunday from 1pm

Tickets: From £16.50

Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool

Purchase online at or on 0844 800 0410



The Great Hall, St George’s Hall

Liverpool, L1 1JJ

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