London’s Congress Centre to host designers for London Fashion Week 2016

London’s Congress Centre has been chosen to host designers Vin and Omi’s (pictured) show during London Fashion Week on 19 September.

Vin and Omi are known in the fashion world for their pieces worn by everyone from Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Grayson Perry and Pamela Anderson, to Jo Whiley, Debbie Harry and Jane Horrocks.

Vin said: “For our September show, we concentrate on the serious business of fashion. This is a special show for us and we wanted it to be housed in the best possible venue in Central London.

“The Congress Centre leapt out as the perfect venue to house our catwalk show; it has the right proportions, facilities, location and excellent staff. In order to have the confidence to transform a large space into a catwalk environment you really need the full support of the venue and Congress Centre’s staff have been wonderfully open-minded and supportive.”

The show will take place in Congress Hall, the largest space at the venue, while the Congress Suites (four interconnecting rooms next to the Hall) will be used as hair, makeup and nail rooms and for press interviews.

Ruby Chagger, sales and marketing manager at Congress Centre said: “Congress Centre is already popular with blue chip clients for large conferences and meetings, but we’ve only ever hosted one fashion show before and that was quite some time ago. We’re really delighted that Vin + Omi have chosen us for their September show as it’s going to be really exciting to see the venue transformed in such a creative way.”

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