Fairhill shoppers enjoy an afternoon 
of fun and fashion

Finola Guinnane modeling at the Fairhill Centre fashion show. INBT17-228ACFinola Guinnane modeling at the Fairhill Centre fashion show. INBT17-228AC
Finola Guinnane modeling at the Fairhill Centre fashion show. INBT17-228AC
SHOPPERS at Fairhill Shopping Centre, Ballymena, were treated to an afternoon of fabulous fashion last week when top models took to the catwalk to showcase the new season trends at the ‘Big 
Fashion Event’.

Wearing a range of different outfits from Fairhill retailers including Topshop, Vera Moda, River Island, Clockwork Orange, New Look, Next, Marks & Spencer and Remus Uomo, the mall came alive in a blaze of spring shades, wearable styles and a mix of day and evening looks.

Clashing prints featured heavily on the catwalk with zebra stripe, Aztec and polka dot all making an appearance.

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Maxi dresses in vibrant florals, monochrome stripes as well as bubblegum pink colour pop in shorts, vests and accessories were also on trend. Bright statement necklaces, chunky coloured wedges and big bouncy curls completed the look.

The guys were able to keep the spring chill at bay by layering printed t-shirts with bright hoodies finished with denim jackets.

Denim on denim was also a key look as was coloured chinos teamed with smart blazers and striped vests.

Smart suits in light grey and black were finished with crisp fitted shirts and bright ties, which gave an alternative to the casual outfits on show.

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Fairhill stylist Peter Lamont had his very own ‘Big Wardrobe’ fashion area which gave him the chance to show shoppers how to mix and match items to create must-have looks for Spring/Summer.

His top tips included wearing clashing prints, stripe on stripe and to shop outside of the box and into a store shoppers mightn’t have considered before.

Boots make-up artists used the latest products from Estee Lauder, Clinique, No 7 and Clarins on the models, while Electric Chair hair salon, Ballymena, created some eye-catching catwalk looks.

After each show the models returned to shop windows to give shoppers some further style inspiration by bringing the outfits to life.

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Natalie Jackson, Commercial & Marketing Manager at Fairhill, said: “It was a bright spring day of fashion and fun which was reflected in the looks on the catwalk. People of all ages enjoyed the shows which were compered by Emma Louise Johnston who did a superb job of keeping everyone entertained.

“The retailers did a great job highlighting the key pieces available in stores this season – it was a super day for Fairhill and 
for fashion.”