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Curve Fashion Festival

9 September 2017

Curve New Look

The Curve Fashion Festival is back for the 3rd year running on Saturday 9th September 2017 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool - with this year’s event promising to be bigger and better than ever! The event will be in partnership with leading high street retailer New Look.

As headline sponsor, New Look will have a huge presence at the festival: attendees will be able to view and instantly shop the latest collection, chat to members of the New Look team and have a sneak peek of up-coming product that is yet to hit stores. In addition New Look’s best-selling beauty range will also be on sale at the event. The event’s exciting collaboration with New Look Curves, is yet another indicator that plus size style is playing a major role in the mainstream fashion industry.

The Curve Fashion Festival is now a staple of every plus size fashionista's calendar – as both a celebration of body positivity and a place to check out the latest trends; it’s the only event in the UK where you can shop for the best in high street and online plus size fashion. The biggest names in retail all come under one roof to showcase their latest collections and sell direct to the customer as well as offer one-on-one direct time with buyers, brand managers, designers and many more!

The Curve Fashion Festival is a unique event and is proud to return once again to Exhibition Centre in Liverpool with the support of the city of culture and the surrounding areas. Previous years have seen people travel from all over the world to descend on this shopping mecca. Thousands of women have previously attended and met celebrities such as Holly Hagan, Tess Holliday, Gemma Collins, Hayley Hasselhoff and many more!

2017 will see NEW celebrity faces launch their plus size collections EXCLUSIVELY at The Curve Fashion Festival. The all-day event will showcase the very best of plus size fashion. Attendees will have the chance to shop in the Fashion Hall, view catwalk shows, attend talks and demonstrations on the ‘How to Stage’ and meet celebrity guests & online influencers. Marking the recent cultural shift in attitudes towards body image, The Curve Fashion Festival aims to highlight that plus size trends have a place in the mainstream fashion industry.

Popular brands including River Island, Missguided, boohoo, Yours Clothing and In The Style Curve have all signed up for what has become the plus size style event of the year. There will also be pop-up restaurants, bar and beauty treatments available on-site for customers to enjoy!


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From the south...

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.

The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park has 1,600 secure, covered spaces, and there are more car parks within five minutes’ walk. The Waterfront Car Park is signposted “Waterfront” on the city-wide “available parking spaces” signs. These signs provide live information as to the number of available spaces. Fees operate on a sliding scale as follows:

£2 for up to 1 hour 
£5 for up to 2 hours 
£7 for up to 5 hours 
£10 for up to 9 hours 
£15 for up to 24 hours

More information on driving to Exhibition Centre Liverpool and parking can be found here.

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