Don’t be dazzled by the flashing bulbs of the fashion paparazzi. Navigate your way round Clothes Show Scotland with The List’s handy guide to the four—day event.

Clothes Show Essentials

I Dates The 1996 Clothes Show Scotland runs from 10am—6pm, Thursday ll—Sunday 14 July and is at the SECC. Finnieston Quay. Glasgow. 1

I Tickets Ticket hotlinez. 0141 248 9999. Tickets are priced at £10 for weekdays and £15 for weekends. With a family ticket, two children under fourteen years get in free when


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orget Paris. Milan. Rome and New York. Between ll and 14 July it’s Glasgow‘s turn to be fashion centre of the world. Sashaying into town for the second year running. Clothes Show Scot/um] aims to transform the SECC into a style and shopping frenzy. About 40.000 visitors are expected to attend this year‘s event. indulging in an absolutely fabulous mix of shopping. live catwalk shows. hair and beauty demos. makeovers and more shopping.

Among the attractions is the Designers Pavilion where ticket holders will find the latest from the world‘s most llashable labels. often at knock-down prices. New to the Clothes Show shop floor is the London Designers Club stand where capital clobber from funky labels like Sub Couture. Shirley Wong and Heyday will be up for grabs. Holding the fort for home-grown talent is the Young Scottish Designers Club stand where you'll find club-worthy creations from Soh Clothing and glam knitwear from rising star Sarah Lawrence. The next generation of tartan talent can be found displaying their wares in the College Forum. where seven of Scotland‘s top fashion. design and textile colleges will be represented. ._

Men get a stand to themselves this year with a tailor-made Menswear Studio dedicated to blokish designer labels. Those who like a

strategically placed stripe or two on their logs should head for the Sports Sun 8: Sand H Pavilion. And top brand-name sports

equipment will be available for those who actually intend to get sweaty in their sportswear.

Up on the Clothes Show catwalk things could get equally sweaty. as 30 drop-dead gorgeous international models strut their stuff in front of around 3000 tickctholders in up to five shows a day. Hosted by BBC Clothes Show presenters Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin. the show is a flamboyant parade mixing top-notch designer togs with stuff you can afford to be

accompanied by two paying adults. Group

discounts are available for weekday tickets with £1 off per person on groups of ten or

more. All telephone bookings (except

w group) are subject to a 5 per cent booking


I Transport Navigate your way to the SECC: By road If travelling from the south of the city on the M8; follow diversion signs to avoid roadworks. Leave the M8 at Junction 19 and follow signs for the SECC. Enter the SECC’s 3000-space car park from the Broomielaw entrance or directly off the westbound

seen dead in from the High Street. Among the summer and autumn collections you’ll see glitzy Christian Lacroix rub shoulder-pads with affordable Oasis. and Scottish designer Jacqui Burke worn with down-to-earth Jeffrey Rogers.

The party goes on at the Radio 1 Demo Stage where the Summer Roadshow kicks off its seven-week nationwide tour broadcasting live from the Clothes Show with appearances from MN8. Dana Dawson and Those 2 Girls.

Over in the Hair And Beauty Theatre. top Scottish hairdressers Charlie Taylor. Charlie Miller and Paterson SA will be dispensing pearls of wisdom on how to brush up your lovely locks. Also on hand with hair tips and demos will be stylists from Vidal Sassoon. Toni & Guy and Alan Edwards. Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin will host fashion and beauty Q & A sessions at 1.45pm on Saturday and Sunday and. at various times over the four days. Andrew & Liz Collingc and Cliniquc will be poised brushes in hand to give willing participants a special Clothes Show makeover.

Now you’ve got your model looks it’s worth llaunting them down among the stands. as top model agency Storm will be out scouting for the next Kirsty Hume throughout the event. All in a hard day’s shopping really.

carriageway of the Clydeside Expressway. Extra spaces are available in car parks two and four, entrance off Finnieston Street. Disabled parking in car park three, entrance off Finnieston Street. Pay as you leave. £2 per vehicle.

By but A single decker bus marked Clothes“ Show runs from Union Street (outside Central. Station) and will drop you at the front-’doo’r’f‘j’of' the SECC. H , By rail Low level trains from Cenua1§§fionito the Exhibition Centre Station run eiery‘; minutes. - V

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