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Big Brother’s Gretel Killeen will be in Lismore on Saturday evening to host a fashion show featuring designers from around the region.

The Thread 2014 runway spectacular will take place the Back Alley Gallery, featuring retailers, TAFE fashion and costume students, and local and regional fashion designers.

Also appearing will be the No Frills Twins and Byron’s dancing man, Tommy Franklin.

The Lismore Business Panel, the Lismore/Nimbin Tourism, Lismore Events and the Stella Network are supporting the evening.

Proceeds from the night will support local charity Under the Red Dress (UTRD) and Beth Whaanga from UTRD will join Gretel on the stage throughout the evening.

The evening begins at 6pm and tickets are $50 seated, $30 standing, $20 for youth aged 12 to 18. Tickets include canapés and beverages..

Lismore fashion designer Jeht Burgoyne of Flourish Designs in South Lismore said the event would showcase the talent and creativity of the region’s designers.

‘There are plenty of designers and artists in Lismore and the region so this will be a great opportunity to show off their work,’ Ms Burgoyne said.

Lismore Business Panel spokesman Jason Mumford said up to 15 designers would be featured, alongside TAFE students and fashion from local retailers.

The objective of the ‘Under the Red Dress’ project is to create a photographic gallery of people who have battled cancer, which has resulted in scarring.

Jennifer McLennan of Miss Mildred, Monique Hope of Chip the Teacup, models Jessica Hughes and designer Jeht Burgoyne of Flourish Designs. (Darren Coyne)
Jennifer McLennan of Miss Mildred, Monique Hope of Chip the Teacup, models Jessica Hughes and designer Jeht Burgoyne of Flourish Designs. (Darren Coyne)


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