The 3rd October marked one of the most important events in the Suffolk fashion scene
– Fashion Candy Style’s annual Suffolk Fashion Show!
As the Director of the Suffolk Fashion Show, Pam has been working extremely hard on making the event perfect, as she has for the past 7 years! Similar to last year, the show was held at Trinity Park and proceeds of the show supported Lighthouse Women’s Aid, an important charity which provides support to domestic abuse victims and their families. Showcasing both men and women’s fashion, diverse models of a range of ethnicities and body shapes graced the catwalk, with clothing collections provided by Quiz Clothing, Hall Street, Truffle Clothing, Twist & Shout, Melissa’s Boutique, Moss Bros, Maud’s Attic, Boltons Eco Collection (by Florence Bolton), Apples & Pears Boutique, Zest, Francesca R Palumbo, Cake & Catwalk, Laura Jane Boutique, Impulse Fashion, Pink Ostrich and Simply Splendid.
Above all I would like to thank everyone that purchased tickets and celebrated with us for the 7th year of the Suffolk Fashion Show. It would not have been possible without each and every one of the sponsors and the participating retailers. I remain immensely proud that this was the 7th Year for the Suffolk Fashion Show brand. My company Fashion Candy Style is delighted to have presented the annual Autumn/Winter event. This is a very proud achievement from the entire dedicated SFS team.
Fashion Candy Style offers a one stop shop for all fashion events, alongside my job as a personal stylist.
Each year my role as Show Director allows me to indulge in all of my passions; fashion, styling, hosting, modelling, event management and music!
Additionally, for the past 2 years I have been lucky enough to join the team as a regular model at ITV This Morning. I am thoroughly enjoying my journey with my favourite daytime programme. The Fashion Candy Style Model Bank has also now been fully launched. We have recruited a diverse range of fabulous “real” models, all used on the catwalk at the show.
The event this year attracted some new collaborations with new businesses throughout Suffolk – the support and belief has been amazing. For the second time, I chose to support Lighthouse Women’s Aid as our charity this year. They are based in Suffolk providing support to women and their children eperiencing domestic abuse in personal and family relationships. This is an amazing local charity and the work they do is invaluable.
My vision and ethos have always been to create an annual fashion event for Suffolk and to put us firmly on the County’s fashion calendar. I sincerely believe this is continuing to be achieved. I remain humble but very proud to share our journey with you all. SFS19 was a great success and I would like to thank everyone for their continual support through our journey.
As Pam made her final speech and closed the show, I found myself welling up. I didn’t expect to get emotional, but it was clear to see just how much hard work the whole Suffolk Fashion Show team had put in. From the overall design of the stage, to the dressing of each table, every detail of the show had been planned and preened in order to make the night perfect.
With all the models used coming from Fashion Candy Style’s model bank, it was beautiful to see a wide representation of people, confidently presenting each collection. For both the men’s and women’s fashion, there was a great selection of brands, showcasing everything from causal and outerwear, to formal and occasion wear, meaning there was something for everyone. Pam hosted the night, talking through each of the brand’s collections, giving us an insight into the inspirations and background information.
During the evening, the Suffolk Fashion Show hosted a raffle which helped raise even more money for Lighthouse Women’s Aid, with some amazing prizes donated by the supporting organisations.
Pam and the whole team at SFS 2019 should be immensely proud of themselves for creating such a wonderful event! I had an amazing time and I will definitely be saving the 8th October 2020 into my diary as the Suffolk Fashion Show is definitely not one to miss!
I attended 2019’s Suffolk Fashion Show with Tshequa and it was really fun! The collections demonstrated at the event were very innovative and showed real skill on the Suffolk fashion scene. Whilst I enjoyed all of the outfits on show I was, as could be expected, more drawn towards the men’s fashion.
My personal fashion tends to be quite smart, so I really enjoyed the formal collections displayed by Moss Bros, Twist and Shout, and Hall Street. The suits and jumpers were perfect for me and I will certainly be paying a visit to some of the shops.
The show’s catwalk was innovatively shaped to make the most of the small, intimate room. It was circular which allowed the models to pass one another and was perfectly designed so that each part of the audience had a clear view.
I thoroughly enjoyed the fashion show! It was wonderful to see the latest trends being explored in Suffolk; bringing the displays from the world’s fashion capitals to Ipswich was a really good experience.