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Belfast One fashions event to assist city traders

Preparing model Sophie McGibbon for the catwalk is Debenhams make-up artist Blain Fitzpatrick, watched by Julie McCullough from Belfast One

IN the wake of the Primark fire, the public is being urged to show its support for Belfast city centre retailers and businesses at an event this Thursday when Arthur Street will be transformed into an outdoor catwalk for the 'Street Style' pop-up fashion event run by Belfast One in association with Belfast Fashion Week.

The event, in which more than 50 shops across the city will take part, will see beauty demos from a mixture of make-up counters and stores including Debenhams, Inglot and the Body Shop as well as fashion on a diverse range of models in the street catwalk from 5-7pm.

Clare Maguire from Belfast One, which is the business improvement district (BID) for Belfast city centre, said: “Belfast has the best retail offering in Northern Ireland, with lots of brands and independent stores that you can't get anywhere else in the country and we're delighted to team up with Belfast Fashion Week to showcase the range that's on offer.

"Retail is a massive employer in Belfast and forms a key part of our city landscape.

"The Bank Buildings fire has had a huge impact on the city and retail employees, so there is a need to support our city centre. I urge people to enjoy the city and shop local if they are making shopping purchases in the coming weeks and months. We are most definitely open for business.”

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