Birmingham event photography – The Show: Ten at Bullring

On Saturday I watched the 5pm run of the Show: Ten at Bullring on Saturday. Part of Style Birmingham Live, the fashion spectacular was designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bullring and was hosted by Mollie King from the Saturdays. Ten models in ten scenes showcased on the catwalk some of the top trends of the autumn-winter 2013 collections, all available for purchase from the shopping centre.

Hair was by Umberto Giannini and makeup by Illamasqua, both from Selfridges. For once, high street did not parrot haute couture – and models were not over-styled but looked quite fresh, relaxed and natural. The clothes were imminently wearable. I loved the green tones of the runway set – it’s my favourite colour this season. It worked well with psychodelic¬† light projections on the back of the stage. Blue-green swirls, camouflage, polka dot and other designs changed in succession as new style trends/scenes were introduced. All in all, the show was a success!

As usual, you can find a collection of my photos from this event on Flickr where you can check out the outfits were put together in more detail. I’ll summarise this season’s key trends as presented by the show organisers, scene by scene, below.

Mollie King wearing an outfit from River Island

Mollie King, of the Saturdays, opened the show wearing black cocoon shell top and smart skort from River Island

The Red Zone at the Show: Ten at Bullring

Scene One: THE RED ZONE - girls modelling bright red outfits

A country outfit from Tommy Hilfiger

Scene Two: OFF TO THE COUNTRY. Effortlessly stylish ensemble from Tommy Hilfiger. I love how the floral shirt is combined with herringbone trousers and accessorised with big navy and plum scarf

Urban trend from The Show: Ten at Bullring birmingham

Scene Three: URBAN. All from G-Star Raw - khaki camouflage oversized coat, navy blue felt trilby and clever leather and wool cuff gloves

 

More URBAN from DKNY - grey wool cape coat and khaki military dress with elasticated hem

More URBAN from DKNY - grey wool cape coat and khaki military dress with elasticated hem

 

Model wearing pastel colours at the Show: Ten at Bullring Birmingham

Scene Four: PASTEL PUNCH. Chunky jumper, blush pink pencil skirt and coral wool coat from Reiss

A|X Armani Exchange black wax effect trench coat

Scene Five: HI & MIGHTY. Love this A|X Armani Exchange black wax effect trench coat

 

Check coart and dungarees from Warehouse

Scene Six: TARTAN TWIST. A quintessentially British look - Vero Moda bowler hat, black and white check chiffon blouse, dungarees and check coat from Warehouse

 

Zara coat at the Show: Ten at Bullring Burmingham

Scene Seven: CURVES & COATS. Very sleek - Zara grey pinstripe suite, navy wool coat with leather shoulders and roll neck jumper

Vintage look outfit from Oasis at the Show: Ten

Scene Eight: GRANDMA'S ATTIC. Vintage look from Oasis - this combination of winter florals dress, retro bead necklace and animal print scarf works surprisingly well

Vintage print combo at the Show: Ten

Another surprising and working combo of vintage prints - Pretty Green red and navy check shirt together with Bank navy and gold chain print jacket

 

Leopard print from French Connection

Scene Nine: ANIMAL INSTINCT. French Connection black and grey leopard print blouse and trousers teamed with chunky ivory faux fur trim snood

Miss Selfridge mesh 20's style dress

Scene Ten: SHINE. Miss Selfridge grey mesh embelished 20's style dress

Reiss dress at the Show: Ten at Bullring Birmingham

More metallic shimmer from Reiss