The ellenor shop in Tunbridge Wells (based at 107 Camden Road) held its very first fashion show last Saturday and raised more than £1700 for families facing terminal illness. The sell-out Spring Summer 16 Fashion Show was held in St Barnabas Church Hall and was attended by 130 people – regulars from the popular shop and supporters of ellenor.
The show, which was the brainchild of shop manager, Lauren Allen, featured clothes which had all been donated to the charity and all the outfits were for sale immediately afterwards. All the models were volunteers and included ellenor Ambassador, Gill Chadbon, while Lauren was assisted on the night by shop volunteers, friends and family.The show also had corporate support including the department store Hoopers and Barclays Bank.
The catwalk featured various themes during the evening, including ‘Blue for You’ with a variety of designer denim and ‘Wild in the Country’ with Barbour jackets and vintage suits.
After an interval, which included a raffle in aid of ellenor, Lauren’s creative genius was at the forefront – with a celebration of Alexander McQueen and a finale featuring Steampunk.
ellenor has a chain of 16 shops across Kent and South East London and the Camden Road shop has become known as the ‘go to’ store in Tunbridge Wells for pre-loved designer and vintage clothing. The shop also holds regular Vintage and Designer sales, with the next scheduled for Saturday 30 July.