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The Curve Fashion Festival

25 September 2021

The Curve Fashion Festival

The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s largest plus size fashion event – celebrating size 14 and up – and it’s going to be even bigger next time. Coming to Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Saturday 25th September 2021.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Will 2021 be your first time at The Curve Fashion Festival? If so, you’re in for a real treat – a day like nothing you have experienced before. The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s most popular event in the plus size calendar and, once you’ve seen what’s involved, you’ll know exactly why.

Long gone have the days when high street brands could ignore their plus size customers. The Curve Fashion Festival is an unmissable opportunity for brands to show that they not only have clothing for size 14 and up, but they have an abundance of fashionable, well-fitting outfits for those curvy consumers – and that they want to shout about it too.

The day includes the chance to:

  • Shop the latest collections from major brands and up-and-coming independents
  • Watch exclusive fashion shows and catwalks
  • Listen to industry talks about people’s experiences and the state of plus size fashion
  • Get involved in meet and greets with some of the most popular plus size personalities

Every autumn since 2015, our festival has created an inclusive space for all corners of the UK plus size community to get together and really just have a good time. It’s the reason why so many people return year after year to be a part of the fun.

The Curve Fashion Festival has continued to grow every year since our first event back in 2015. At the 2019 festival, we managed to attract over 3,000 attendees, with people travelling from as far as the United States and South Africa to be a part of the action. We can’t wait to see you there too.

BRANDS

The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s biggest annual gathering in plus size fashion, so we pride ourselves on being able to attract all the brands you both love – and ones you’re no doubt going to love – year after year.

Among the many that have exhibited in the Fashion Hall and on the catwalk, you may have seen some of the following in previous years: Marks & Spencer, Simply Be, River Island, eBay, Matalan, New Look, boohoo, Very, Debenhams, PrettyLittleThing, Missguided, Nasty Gal, In the Style, Curvissa, Yours Clothing, Shein, Lindex, Quiz, Elomi, Navabi and Miss Pap.

It’s an opportunity to actually see how some of the online-only brands’ clothes fit, and to see how expansive some of the high street brands’ plus size lines actually are. You’re given the chance to shop on the day, or just to get a little inspiration for the next time you update your wardrobe. Many Fashion Hall exhibitors even offer promotions and exclusives that only attendees can take advantage of.

In 2021, expect more of your high street and online-exclusive favourites showcasing the best of their plus size and curve collections yet again. Check our socials to see all of the announcements first.

CELEBRITY GUESTS

We wouldn’t be the biggest and most talked-about plus size event if it wasn’t for the famous faces that have turned up over the years. Since our first event in Manchester, we have been able to attract well-known plus size personalities from the UK, US and all over to join us in our annual celebrations of all things curve.

The list is massive, but here’s a little sample of our past speakers, special guest attendees and people you may have had a selfie with in past years: Tess Holliday, Gemma Collins, Charlotte Crosby, Hayley Hasselhoff, Felicity Hayward, Grace Victory, Nicolette Mason, Amber Rose Gill, Eddie Hall, Olivia Campbell, Megan Jayne Crabbe, Callie Thorpe, Holly Hagan, Bishamber Das, among other major TV and online personalities.

Look out for updates on our social channels about who will appear at our 2021 festival. As you can see, we’ve got very big expectations to deliver on.

BEAUTY HUB

As well as the Fashion Hall and Market Hall – places to grab items for your next outfit – we also have a big beauty presence at the festival too. 2021 will see the return of our Beauty Hub, a space to grab a few essentials and pamper yourself.

The Body Shop, Doll Beauty and Fake Bake have all featured at the festival before. Back in 2018, Alexandra Cane from Love Island even hosted her own masterclass for boohoo. This time around we will once again have the Beauty Hub as a dedicated space for brands to showcase the best of their beauty must-haves, and give you the chance to pick up a few pieces alongside all of your fashion picks.

VIP TICKET BENEFITS

We pride ourselves on being able to provide a day like no other. Our festivals are absolutely filled with action from the minute the doors open. But would you like to take it to another level? The Curve Fashion Festival VIP ticket holders are an elite group that are given access to privileges that make the experience that little bit more fun.

The benefits include:

  • Access to the exclusive VIP Lounge
  • A goodie bag packed full of treats
  • Additional discounts from your favourite brands

And that’s just for starters.

We have big plans that we are yet to announce yet. Every year we add more to make the VIP experience more special. Stay tuned on our socials and on the email newsletter to find out all of the extras VIPs will get access to on the day.

All tickets are valid for the new date. You can also request a refund of any ticket purchased until the 25th January 2021 by emailing zoe@thecurvefashionfestival.co.uk. We understand this is a difficult time for everyone. We can’t wait to see you at #TCFF21


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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. 

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. 

There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.

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Pullman Liverpool, voted Hotel of the Year 2019, is one of the city's most stylish hotels. Conveniently integrated into the Liverpool event campus, this contemporary hotel offers 216 comfortable rooms and suites, and a top-notch menu to suit every taste thanks to signature dishes in their on-site restaurant.

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