QUAD OFFICERS TAKE TO LIVERPOOL SOUTH
FOLLOWING on from our report
Liverpool ONE about Spring/Summer trends called:-
"2010 Fashion Briefing", we
asked for questions from you all and then we them to Kirsty Doyle...
Sadly due to an error, we could not get this story online last week,
but this is her reply...
If you do not know
who she is, Kirsty is an independent women's wear and lingerie
designer with her very own her flagship store in Liverpool ONE.
Kirsty is well known
for her blending of tailored and architecturally influences to
produce high quality garments and open views on fashion, so this is
what she had to say...
1. What is this yearís main fabric to look out
"I think silks and chiffons are key fabrics to look out for due to
the romantic trends coming through. However an unusual fabric for
ss10 is leather with high street versions of the catwalk pieces
leather is now softer and more easier to wear in a warmer climate."
2. With internet sales going up and up, do you think that it is
still important to go to the local shop as well?
internet is definitely a great way to shop for clothes and for
emerging designers like myself itís a great platform to show my
collections and develop relationships with customers but for me
actually going to shops is still hugely important.
The majority of shoppers go into stores for the social
experience, particularly in Liverpool and one to one customer
service that you donít always get from online retailing, for
examples, we do a lot of bespoke fittings for our in-store
customers. I think as long as customers are being offered fabulous
service, they will continue to shop locally too."
Who do you think will be this yearís biggest seller of clothing?
"Topshop are doing phenomenal at the moment with their links to new
designers getting stronger and their shows at London fashion week
making them the go to shop for fashion forward trends."
4. What type of night club outfits and colours would you recommend?
"I always think layering is quite good for night time outfits
as you go from restaurant to bar to club you need a neat cut leather
jacket to put on as you go out in the cold."
5. What fashion accessorises will be a must have?
"I love the new Lara Bohinc shoes, we have just had
some delivered to the store! I think her accessories too are
investment pieces that you will keep forever."
What is Kirsty Doyle's view on Liverpool's aim at being the fashion
setter for the UK?
"I think each city has its own style and Liverpool is
no different, Liverpool girls and boys are proud of their style and
display it with such gusto that other cities take note."
7. With cash being tight, do you think high end cloths will become
more mixed with low end names?
"I think now is the time to freshen up the wardrobe with high street
and some luxury if you can afford it. But work them into a wardrobe
of pieces you already have to update you look rather than over haul
8. Any tips for any students looking to going into fashion?
"Remain focused on what you want to achieve and keep going, there is
nothing you cant do if you have confidence and passion in what you
We would like to thank Liverpool One and the Hilton Liverpool for
their help. To find out more about Liverpool one why not visit
Kirsty-Doyle.com or go
Premier Bowl Southport Re-Launch
photographs from the launch of the re-launch Party Premier Bowl,
Southport, on 8 May 2010 with former Hollyoaks stars Max and Ob,
supported by Rock FM. Also taking place was the launch of the new
Premier Bowl Laser.
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