Friday, 31 January 2014


Last years Birmingham International Fashion Week showcased some gorgeous up and coming designers on our catwalk from all over the globe. Here we remember some of their fantastic work and reminisce ready for this years show that promises to be just as amazing and fabulously unforgettable!

Defined Moment
Day 1 Runway

Originating from Vietnam, Defined Moment the designer label of Tran Thi Thanh Nga, creates sculptural and elaborate pieces that move away from the conventional rules of beauty! With cascading layers of material and elaborate cuts ,the 2013 Birmingham fashion week designer creates beautiful unusual combinations of techniques and materials that stand him apart from any designer! The Defined Moment woman is one who is fashion forward and not afraid to stand out from the crowd with the radical structures and colour combinations of the pieces!

Dawn Sunflower
Day1 Runway

Dawn Nguyen the designer behind Sunflower originates from Asia and moved to America in her early twenties. She currently studies fashion design at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California USA. Dawn’s pure ambition and drive, as well as a deep love for fashion led here to the catwalk at BHMFW 2013, showcasing her elegant and classical pieces!

Dawns work embodies a simplistic and contemporary look with the use of delicate fabrics and structured shapes, that aim to inspire a trend driven fashion audience. Dawn has recently shown at Plitzs New York City Fashion Week since appearing at Birmingham International fashion week, as well as the Royal fashion show in 2013.

Sofia Couture
Day 1 Runway

Sofia Dourvari launched Sofia Couture, a high-end, luxury range of women’s clothing after being inspired by costumes for screen and stage . All of Sofia’s garments are inspired by the designer’s Greek roots combined with natural influences, creating floating dresses inspired by the wind, water and nature. Her elaborate designs are perfect for making an impact, with flowing fabrics and plunging back lines.

After studying at Salford University Sofia has lived and worked in Manchester for ten years and she is looking to break into the vibrant UK fashion community after showing at Birmingham fashion week 2013.

Ricardo Ramos
Day1 Runway

Berlin based designer Ricardo Ramos hails from Spain and after studying Fashion illustration at Central St Martins College of art and design, he launched his label of gorgeous detailed pieces, inspired by cultural heritage from across the globe. Ricardo’s designs, with there stunningly detailed embellishment and vibrant colours, derive from the designers extensive traveling and cultural experiences. His designs for Birmingham International fashion week 2013 were inspired from Polish traditional folk costumes and showcased elaborate and amazing colours that lit up the catwalk on Day 1!

His structured tribal pieces boast elegance and glamor, with outstanding detail that shows the craft and individuality of each garment.


With 2014 show fast approaching, we have put together a list of events and news for you and help you keep up to date with all things BHMFW! This year's show is presented by the lovely Frankie McCamley (BBC Radio 1), those of you who attended the event last year, Frankie was also our host in AW13 show.

We know how much you all love networking and fashion, so we have added the 'Champagne Fashion Networking Session' to the mix! All fashionistas and fashion professionals are welcome, it will take place during shows from 8pm onwards on Friday and Saturday. You will have an opportunity to network in our fabulous champagne bar, swap business cards and talk about all things fashion! We have invited designers, press, media, bloggers, buyers, models and journalists to join us! Free for all VIP Ticket holders and Invitees. 

You know much much we love to treat you with FREE Luxury cosmetics and brands from around the world! This year is no different! Free in all VIP Gift Bags, you will find Vita Liberata Luxury tan,  Italian Luxury Skincare 'The Clan', handmade Luxury leather iphone/ipad case brand Beyzacases and much more! Not giving too much away, but this year we are giving away lots of beauty, skin and hair products from the likes of Redken and Argan Oil plus fabulous Hair treatment discounts from a national hair group Francesco's who are also our Official Backstage Hair Team, making sure our models look fabulous at all times! and if this is not enough, we have a Red Carpet Champagne reception for you on arrival!

Don't miss this exclusive event right in the centre of Birmingham! Get your tickets at today!

For more info, please email

Thursday, 30 January 2014


Elpromotions is the leading Model, Fashion Public Relations and Production Agency Worldwide. Specialists in Promotional and Events Staffing throughout the UK. EP provides corporate Marketing/PR agencies, brands and companies with experiential staff for any occasion. With international offices in UK, Ibiza, Los Angeles and Shanghai, the agency has set standards for more than 3 years with its highly professional models, creative fashion events and ongoing projects for established and emerging brands. Elpromotions is the organising agency of the annual Birmingham International Fashion Week, bringing you a selection of Runway Shows and Designers from around the world.

Francesco (Frank) Dellicompagni established Francesco Group in 1968 and the first salon was on Bridle Road, Stafford, which was a big step up from running the original salon from Francesco’s van! Frank’s brother, Peter Dellicompagni, joined the Group in the 1970’s and together they built the Francesco Group brand to be one of the largest hairdressing franchises in the UK. Currently, Francesco Group consists of 36 salons training and academies.

MLA is a Fashion Make up School in London that offers Certificates with Full and Part time programs. MLA’s popular Part time Program is held in the evenings; this program is designed for employed individuals with restrictions on their scheduler. Make Up London Academy offer students the opportunity to experience the real life of a professional Make up artist while training. MLA gives away the entire make up knowledge, skills and tips from the best Make up artist on the field with years of experience working alongside celebrities and the best brands in the beauty industry such as MAC, BOBBI BROWN, LAURA MERCIER, GUCCI, VOGUE MAGAZINE, LFW, DIOR, NARS, BENEFITS AND MANY MORE. MLA’s students will have the opportunity to work under professionals guidance to make their career successful.

Vita Liberata are the experts in Tanning & Skincare and creators of the world famous ‘phenomenal’ 2-3 week tan. With products that are completely non-toxic, organic and packed with natural extracts such as ylang-ylang, seaweed, pomegranate and grape you can trust that you are getting the most healthy tanning experience. The tans also include Moisture Lock™ to keep the skin hydrated for up to 72 hours and have Odour Remove™ for zero smell. With the highest quality tans, purest formulation and widest selection of products – it’s the first choice in tanning.

A phenomenon in the World Leather Case market since 2004. Since the first leather case produced, unique designs and the quality became very popular in the mobile accessories industry and Beyzacases became one of the World’s prestigious leather case manufacturers. The products have always been a proof of innovation with never ending creations and made the market more competitive. The innovative side will let you to witness the pleasure of using the world’s best leather cases. Beyzacases has become a “Trend Maker” in the market with the series which have been produced since 2004. Beyzacases is based in Turkey and manufactures its collections in its private factory in Istanbul with artisans that are specialised in each of their trades. Beyzacases is a proud member of CEA- Consumer Electronics Association

Hotel La Tour is a modern classic, proudly designed and run by a small, independent team.

We are committed to providing excellent customer service. Here you’ll find meticulous attention to detail and our passion for getting things right reflected in all we do: from the early morning "How are you?" to the 174 stylish bedrooms, brasserie-style restaurant, sophisticated bar, lively coffee shop, gym and conference and events floor.

The Dream Street Group are an Award Winning Event & Model Management Company based in the West Midlands, created to question an image deceived society with real people challenging the industry requirements across the nation, designed to models of all ages , sizes and backgrounds we aim to promote ethical modelling through enhancing healthy lifestyles and at Dream Street Road-shows at Schools and organisations across the West Midlands.

Shooting Beauty is an innovative Freelance Support Service, providing jobs and opportunities for freelancers looking to advance their career in the fashion, beauty and bridal industry. We deliver effective education and support for freelancers through a combination of practical work, hands-on experience, endless networking opportunities, interaction with industry professionals, business tools and on-going support.

Face Of The World Male and Female model competition creates an experience and opportunity like no other for male and female models in the world of Catwalk, Photographic, Commercial, Hair and Beauty.
Face Of The World Modelling Competition will showcase aspiring new models to be seen in front of established and up and coming UK and International Fashion & couture designers at Birmingham’s only International Fashion Week.
Face Of The World® top models will be walking the prestigious runway at Birmingham International Fashion Week on 1st March 2104.

CreativeScript is a Coventry based Web Design company, We build bespoke, Affordable, Responsive Web design solutions to help your company shine online. We do anything from Graphic design to Web design to fully functional e-commerce websites.

The philosophy of the creations of Semprepersempre® is the result of conjunctions between beauty in every aspect, of both body and spirit, the light that follows and the Love that bounds them in a single gesture... Semprepersempre® (Alwaysandforever). The love we felt when we gave birth to our projects is the feeling that led us in making our dreams true: to create products felt and wanted for you, as they were ours, with respect for nature, simplicity and elegance.


Humna Nadeem

Humna Nadeem is offering a diverse mix of fashion and accessories, ranging from classic to quirky. Nadeem’s clothes are amalgam of hues, glitters, and ravishing styles. The main emphasis is on Haute Couture (Made-to-measure) clothes with excellent colour schemes and embroidery with fashion embellishments in all their compositions. The embroideries include Zardosi, Kora, Naqshi, Bead, Sequin, Swarovski Crystal, Diamantes, Applique, Kundan, Badla, Kamdani, Aari, Jaali, Mokaish, Kashida, Abla, Resham, and Tilla work (Silver and Gold threads).Today is the premier online source for stylish living.

Laura Eidis & Tangoleike

Tangoleike is a family-run business dedicated to the manufacturing of handcraft shoes, since 2005, for tango, salsa and other rhythms, gala and fashion. Tango Lieke shoes are specially designed with the best quality leathers and fabrics from Argentina and the rest of the World. The final product is made for all women, who want to feel confortable, attractive and sensual.

Laura Eidis the new women shoe collection that embraces TANGO, the most sensual dance on earth and the world of fashion. "Laura Eidis" is a new collection of ladies footwear from woman born with ‘the world's most sensual dance and urban style’. The story begins in Argentina, where the family Eidis holds all the secrets of artisan tango shoe, and arrives in Italy with this collection that revisits tradition with contemporary eye and glamorous details. The heels are raised, the range of materials is enhanced and the combinations are multiplied, all this without losing the comfort that is the soul of the shoe dance, which has no season. Who is "up" on an Eidis Laura falls no more! 


Developed from a background in Democratic Republic of Congo, Koyawo holds a signature style of natural confidence and sexy femininity. Inspired by culture art, politics, climate change and life experiences, Koyawo aims to challenge every boundary of traditions to develop new fashions made beautiful and desirable for women to love and buy.

Rad Fashion

Nigerian based clothing line, created with the intention to offer beautifully designed and wonderfully crafted dresses for avid fashion lovers. This newly brand of luxury fashion for women, produces limited edition clothing consisting of cocktail and evening dress which are cut to perfection to remain sophisticated and exclusive.


Inspired by modern fashion, Textures adapts modern spirits with Vintage and Luxury. With the art to turn simple textiles into timeless fashion pieces, Textures specialises in beautiful and intrinsic hand embroideries, beadings, and surface ornamentations, using only the finest of silks, linen and cotton.

What Alice Found

‘What Alice Found’ sets its self apart from many other vintage brands by carefully curating pre-loved curious items from all over the UK, LA and Europe. Each and every item is handpicked to suit the brands demographic – a fashion savvy, stylish, eccentric, lover of all things unique. What Alice Found has been featured in GRAZIA, Glamour Magazine, IDOL magazine, Vintage Life, Fabulous Magazine.

Monday, 27 January 2014


Image By Charlotte Dunn

We all love our gadgets, they accompany us everywhere we go, they share every moment with us! Whether we're updating our status's, snapping a selfish to share our new look, or even updating us on the latest trends, gadgets have become our loving companions and the ultimate accessory!

So why not make your gadgets glorious glamorous with a sexy and sophisticated case from BHMFW sponsors Beyzacases! The official Goody bag sponsor of Birmingham International Fashion Week 2014, the brand provide you with luxurious leather cases for all your gadgets, from Ipads to Kindles!

Both fabulous and functional Beyzacases offer a plethera of cases for all Iphone addicts. The super sophisticated Maly case comes in a variety of colours so will match every ensemble, and with it's genuine floater leather surface, gives a sleek design thats sure to get your gadget noticed!
Maly For Iphone 5 and 5s

For a vintage inspired style why not grab yourself one of Beyzacases Folio cases, specifically designed for the Kindle Fire. The tanned leather fabric and folding cover, allows for a functional and fabulous design that is perfect for making a good impression in an important meeting or a stylish statement whilst online shopping!

Folio for Kindle Fire

Finally, a pocket case is sure to keep your beloved gadget safe from harm and Beyzacases offer a wide variety suitable for many devices. The Zero series boasts the thinnest genuine case on the market, taking up very little room in your handbag and looking effortlessly stylish all at the same time! 

Zero for Galaxy Note 3

So make those gadgets as glamorous as you are at this years Birmingham Fashion week and grab yourself some VIP tickets for a beautiful genuine Beyzacase and a fabulous Goody Bag!

Charlotte Dunn
BHMFW Official Blogger

Friday, 24 January 2014


Image by Charlotte Dunn

Pretty and fabulously feminine a touch of pastel pink is really all you need to make you feel gorgeously girly! 

This Spring season sees a glamorous influx of pastel shades from icy blues to ultimately perfect pinks, with designers such as Jason Wu and Burberry bringing the trend to the Spring 2014 catwalks! Every girls favorite shade, pink will surely be making a statement on the BHMFW catwalk and our very own Textures fashion designers are also following the trend with this beautifully glam Silk Organza dress! The dress is sure to make a statement and is wonderful for a special occasion!

The high street boasts a whole array or girly glam pink dresses, taking you straight from a day out to the dance floor, teamed with some towering heels and statement clutch they will bring you right in to Spring 2014!

Topshop Duchess Satin Bow Back Prom Dress

Oasis Olivia Crepe Shift dress 
New Look Olivia Crepe Shift dress

So be pretty in pink this spring and come and see our wonderful designers at Birmingham Fashion week, get your tickets here!

Charlotte Dunn
BHMFW Official Blogger

Thursday, 23 January 2014


As spring approaches Boho chic has well and truly hit the high street! With stunning beading, perfect paisley print and beautiful vibrant colours, our very own featured designers Textures Fashion really embrace the look with a fabulous array of hippy inspired pieces! 

This stunningly intricate Paisley print scarf will complete any Boho look and will take you right through to the festival season and is available upon Textures Fashions website!

Team the scarf with this gorgeously glam Drape waterfall jacket from Oasis and this uber chic plain green Half Sleeve Slash Neck Bodycon Dress available at New look for a simple £12.99!

Oasis Faux Leather Drape Jacket

New Look Green Half Sleeve Slash Neck Bodycon Dress

Complete the entire look with some tan boots and layers of beaded jewellery! Take a look at Textured Fashions fabulous array of Boho pieces and come and see them for your self at Birmingham International Fashion Week

Charlotte Dunn x
BHMFW Official Blogger

Monday, 13 January 2014


Are you seeking brand exposure? We offer brand placement in exclusive VIP goody bags during AW14 shows for beauty, fashion and unique product placement. You must be in luxury category and able to supply at least 200 products. 

Get your brand seen and tried by our VIP visitors, Press, Media, Bloggers and Fashion industry professionals. This is an excellent opportunity to market and create brand placement in the fashion industry.

For more information on VIP Gift Bag placements and how we can help your brand, email us now at or call 0121 270 6654