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It was a welcome return to the fashion shows at the Whitehaven Festival in 2011.

There was 2 shows on the Saturday and 2 shows on the Sunday in a special tent with a catwalk and sound system on the Bulwark Quay near the Made in Cumbria food area - so it was a good chance to get some nourishment and take a seat.

Blue dresses

The first show on the Saturday was by two local fashion boutiques - Hayley Cleaver's boutique, Bimbows on Strand Street and 56 Roper Street. Both shops provide a great alternative to the big chains that sell the same on every high street.

red and white dress

The models were local students and had to work very hard with lots of changes required.

black and floral dresses

Saturday's second fashion show was by designers in their second year at the University of Central Lancashire or UCLAN.

UCLAN show

Two white blouses with frilled sleeves

puffed and frilled smock and shredded sleeves

Sheer white top Mans blouse White sheer trousers

Whitehaven Festival fashion show

Hair and make-up was done by students ay West Lakes academy and sponsorship came from design company Nuvia who work in the more technical area of the Nuclear Industry.

black and frey fashion

stylish grey dresses

romantic dresses in grey

Fashion at Whitehaven festival

The second day featured 2 shows by local avant garde designer Angy Morton based in Ulverston who produces some amazing creations which have received national aclaim.

Angy Morton Ijen

Flashover Dress by Angy Morton fa-morton-ob (17K)

The dresses above were Ijen, Flashover and Pahoehoe from this year's 'Pyromania' collection

Morton re-used footy strips

Hull strip couture Alternative Royal Wedding bride creation Liverpool Dress by morton

Morton Toon Strip

Also featured were many dresses from the 'Stolen Dreams' collection which re-used football strips to produce extremely colourful and fun outfits.

Harvest Moon dress by Angy Morton Midnight Sun dress creation by Angy Morton Wild Fire fashion model

Another of Angy's collections dating back to 2008 was the 'Spectrum in Four Seasons' range which again uses strong colours in dresses that dramatically stand out from the crowd. Those featured here are Harvest Moon, Midnight Sun and Wild Fire all of which are wearable for any woman who dares to look stunning.

 

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External links

Angy Morton - fashion designer http://www.angymorton.com

UCLAN - http://www.uclan.ac.uk/

Lakes College http://www.lcwc.ac.uk/

the official website www.thefestival.org.uk

WAWL 2011