There has always been a strong link between fashion and beauty, and as trends in clothing change, so to do the beauty products and makeup colours designed to complement your style. In recognition of the strong relationship between these two, world class event The Clothes Show has expanded its reach to include a greater range of suppliers and products for your pleasure.
Clothes Show 2015 Dates:
Due to take place on the 4th to 8th December 2015, Nanshy is super excited to announce that we’ll be right in the middle of the action, on our stand at HA12 next to Rimmel and NYX. We can’t wait to get to The Clothes Show and meet our fabulous fans, so do come along and say ‘hello’, whichever day you’re planning to come.
What is The Clothes Show?
If you love fashion, you’ll almost certainly have heard of The Clothes Show. Held annually at the NEC in Birmingham, this is the UK’s leading event for everything about clothes, fashion and style. Presented by celebrities and featuring live performances form some of the UK’s most exciting musical talent, it’s one event that has a firm spot in the diary of every fashionista in the country.
Launched in 1989 on the back of the popular TV show of the same name, the event attracts over 150,000 visitors every single year. Established model agencies often use the show as a hunting ground for new talent, and famous faces such as Cat Deeley and Holly Willoughby have been plucked from the crowd in the past.
This year, The Clothes Show has secured sponsorship from tech giant Alcatel OneTouch, and is promising to be bigger and better than ever. Leading the line-up for 2015 are four gorgeous British models, Erika Pattison, Sarah-Ann Macklin, Hannah Dodd and Rhiannon Laslett, collectively known as the ‘Brit Pack’, and who were all scouted at the show over the last decade by Select Model Management.
What happened to the ‘live’?
In line with the significant improvements, investments and changes to the old ‘Clothes Show Live’ format, the event has rebranded itself as ‘The Clothes Show’ for the event in December 2015. The overhaul is not just in the name either, and avid fashion fans can expect an altogether better event this year.
The layout has been improved to give a better flow throughout the event, and there are new and innovative features built in which will enhance your catwalk, shopping and seminar experience. In light of the strong links between fashion and beauty, you can now find more of your favourite brands here at the event for 2015.
Over 500 high street, boutique and designer brands will be housed in newly curated sections, helping you find your favourites and discover new products more easily.
What’s going on at the event?
It’s not just clothes that keep people coming back to the Clothes Show year after year. There’s so much to see and do, if you love fashion and style, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s show. Here’re just a few of the things you can find going on:
Plenty of celebrity juice
The Clothes Show has always been peppered with juicy celebrity appearances, and this year is no different. You’ll find a delectable selection of style gurus every day, from Antonia O’Brien and Caryn Franklin to Binky, Joey Essex, Hilary Alexander and more. Musical delights include Charli XCX, Urban Voices Collective, Ella Eyre and many others.
Don’t underestimate the potential to get scouted at The Clothes Show. Many others have already been spotted this way, and have built healthy careers on the back of being in the right place at the right time. Select Model Management are this year’s only official model scout agency, and you can visit their stand at the show for advice on getting into modelling as a career.
Whoever you love, you can be sure they’ll be here at The Clothes Show 2015. From boutique brands like Mink Pink, Wolf & Whistle and CiCi to designer bargains from the likes of Pauls Boutique, Fusey, Ego and more, you can truly shop ‘til you drop at this year’s event. Look out for on the day deals, competitions and more
In addition to the veritable plethora of clothing brands at the show, this year you’ll be amazed by the range of hair and beauty brands which are featured. As well as your favourite brush maker Nanshy, you’ll also find Models Own, Elemis, Rimmel, NYX, Barry M and much more in their own curated area for your shopping pleasure. See the full list of exhibitors here.
Seriously good seminars
If fashion is more than just a passion for you, don’t miss the enlightening seminars taking place over the course of the show this year. The Fashion Career Seminars will be led by Caryn Franklin MBE, where students can learn about the career journeys of a range of fashion pros. From journalists to photographers, designers to models, this is the place to get the inside track on your fashion future.
The dazzling catwalk show
This year’s image catwalk will bring you the latest trends, high street collections and catwalk shows from graduates and up and coming designers. Presented by Antonia O’Brien, Jamie Laing and Joey Essex, all tickets come with a ringside seat (check the seating plan here) for the incredible catwalk show, so don’t miss out on this highlight of the event.
As you can see, the event promises to be a feature packed feast of fashion fabulousness, and one not to miss if you’re serious about looking great. Get the full lowdown on everything happening over the five days of the event right here.
The Clothes Show 2015 Giveaway – 2 tickets for Sunday 6th of December and 12 Makeup Brushes
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Insider tips from Nanshy
We want you to get the best out of your day at The Clothes Show, so here are some insider tips to help you get the very best from this year’s event.
Buy your ticket soon to avoid missing out. Use code “TX342” for 3 for 2 ticket offer. The latest code also available at the HotUkDeals website.
If you’re a Tesco customer, you can get a ticket to The Clothes Show with just £10 worth of Clubcard vouchers.
If you can afford it, get a Platinum ticket… the goody bag alone is worth the price difference!
Wear something comfortable on your feet. High heels won’t do you any favours when you’re going to be walking all day long, so opt for trendy flats or pumps to give your feet a break
Take lots of water, and keep hydrated to keep your skin looking amazing
Don’t be shy about applying for a press pass… if you’re a blogger, influencer or work in the beauty industry, you might just be able to get one
We’re literally chomping at the bit to get our teeth into The Clothes Show 2015, and hope we’ll see you there as well. We’ll have our brand ambassador and makeup guru, Barrie Griffith, on the stand on Saturday and Sunday, and he’ll be joined by the gorgeous beauty expert Nikki Taylor to answer all your burning questions.
Find us on our stand at HA12 throughout the event, with exclusive offers on our world class super-soft brushes for our fans on the day. See you at The Clothes Show!
In keeping with its growing presence in the world of Professional Cosmetics, Nanshy is pleased to announce that it will once again be exhibiting at IMATS London.
IMATS, the International Makeup Artists Trade Show, is held annually in London, Los Angeles, New York and Sydney and on each occasion that Nanshy has appeared at the London venue, professional interest in the brand has grown.
“We meet a lot of relevant makeup artists at IMATS that aren’t to be seen at other events. It’s an important venue – says Damian Krzyzanowski, Founder and Director of Nanshy”
Nanshy is exhibiting on Stand 310 and this year. The stand will feature makeup artist Bobbi Bicker applying her work using Nanshy brushes to a resident model Molly Robbo. Expect also an amazing hairstylist Anna Romanenkova
Makeup artists and brush users are invited to join Nanshy for a chat about beauty and cosmetics and the exciting projects Nanshy has lined up for the coming year. Our team will include beauty expert Nikki Taylor and makeup artist Paul Herrington.
BONUS: A FREE makeup sponge is available to everyone who turns up on the stand with exclusive voucher:
For the first time ever, Nanshy, your favourite cruelty free make up brush brand will be exhibiting at the industry’s biggest and best event for 2015, the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in London. We’re super excited about being at the show this year, and are celebrating by giving you a chance to win a complete collection of superb Nanshy brushes to help you build your ultimate make up kit.
If you haven’t been before, you should definitely make space on your calendar for the IMATS in London this year, as the speakers, exhibitors and workshops are looking better than ever before.
What is IMATS?
For any fans of make-up, IMATS is most definitely the place to be. It’s the biggest gathering of make-up artists, suppliers, exhibitors and enthusiasts in the industry. It’s is a great chance to meet new friends, try new products, learn new skills and watch the experts at work.
IMATS has been running since 2002, and gives make-up enthusiasts all the tools they need to advance their career as a make-up artist in fashion, TV, film and editorial. There are classes and workshops in a range of subjects, including red carpet glamour, body painting, prosthetics and horror make-up running all across the three days of the show, not to mention a list of hundreds of exhibitors showcasing products and giving demonstrations.
What’s happening at the show?
We’re delighted that we’re going to be exhibiting at IMATS, and hope you’ll come and see us at the show. There are also tonnes of other exciting things to fill your time, including:
High profile speakers and presenters, giving you their insight into the world of professional make-up. We’re very excited to see that Jan Sewell, BBC trainer and BAFTA award winning make-up and hair designer will be at the show. Her extensive list of credits for both film and TV include World War Z, X-Men: First Class and The Theory of Everything, and she’ll be sharing her tips on make-up, getting into the professional world and lots more from 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday.
Panel discussions and debates, of which we’re particularly looking forward to hearing from David White and Lizzie Yianni Georgiou about how they make the Guardians of the Galaxy look so amazing, which will be happening from 16:00 – 17:00 on Saturday. Don’t be shocked if you see a few aliens wandering around the show either, as the Guardians themselves will be visiting the event, showcasing their amazing costumes and make-up.
Masterclasses from world class make-up artists. Get on the list as soon as you can if you’re interested in digital make-up design as award winning special effects make-up artist, Rod Maxwell, will be running a masterclass in using programmes like Photoshop, ZBrush and mocha Pro to create picture perfect special effects on Friday from 12:30 – 14:30. There are lots of other masterclasses on offer, from using prosthetics to contouring with colour, but numbers are limited so get your name down quick!
Amazing competitions, like the Battle of the Brushes, where recent graduates compete to produce the best make-up effects in a time limited competition. This year the competitions are the Age Make-up Challenge using prosthetics, and Historical Beauty Trends. Competitors have three hours to create their look, which will be seen by industry pros and social media users following the show, as well as featured in show graphics for IMATS. Go and cheer your favourite along as they race to win the cash prize and the chance to boost their professional career!
Thousands of exhibitors, from big names like Bobbi Brown and MAC Cosmetics to niche and new brands like Nanshy and Eldora Eyelashes, many of whom will be running fun competitions and giveaways from their stands. Lots of exhibitors, including Nanshy, offer exclusive discounts on products for the show, and many brands launch never before seen products at IMATS, available to buy for the first time from their stands.
Extra for 2015 is the make-up museum, where you can see the history of make-up all in one place.
Watch this video of IMATS London 2014 by Emma Pickles to get the feel of the show:
What is Nanshy doing?
Of course we couldn’t go all the way to IMATS and just try to sell brushes. This event is something special, so we wanted to do something really special too. For our wonderful customers who come to see us at the show, we’ll be offering some exclusive discounts on our popular brushes, storage solutions and sponges, to help you complete your Nanshy collection for less.
As well as our generous special offers, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our celebrity make-up artist and Nanshy ambassador, Barrie Griffith in person. Him along with beauty expert Nikki Taylor will be on the stand giving presentations about all the latest make-up trends and fashions, as well as to answer any of your questions about make-up, the Nanshy range or becoming a professional make-up artist.
If you haven’t met Barrie G before, you’ve probably already heard his name. He’s a London based celebrity make-up artist and ex professional dancer who has worked with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss, Tim Burton, Bianca Jagger and Helena Bonham-Carter. You can find out more about Barrie G at his website.
Win Nanshy brushes!
If you love Nanshy, show your enthusiasm for our brand by spreading the word and we could be rewarding you with a full kit of Nanshy products for your collection. We have 3 kits to give away, and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Three lucky Nanshy fans will be drawn at random before the show starts, and we’ll announce the names via our social media feeds in plenty of time for the show. Winners can come and see us at IMATS 2015 to collect their prize and to chat to Barrie Griffith about how they can use their new Nanshy kit for make-up perfection!
The IMATS London 2015 will be on July 10th – 12th at the Olympia National Exhibition Centre in Central London. Tickets can be bought from the IMATS website and you’ll find Nanshy hanging out at trade stand number 310. See you at the show!