Apex Fashion Fusion bigger than ever

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FASHION stores from top chains to independents have signed up for this year’s charity Fashion Fusion event at The Apex.

Last year’s event raised more than £4,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care and the Bury St Edmunds venue hopes to do even better on April 20.

The 2012 fashion show will be in two halves: the first will focus on young fashion while the second half will showcase ‘exclusive fashion’.

The idea is to allow the wide range of retailers to show off their new stock and trends for the upcoming season for men and women.

The stores who have already signed up are: Bella Lingerie, CC/Viyella, Debenhams, East, Elizabeth Gash, Elizabeth Mulholland, Fenn Wright Manson, Gerald Boughton, Hobbs, Jane Norman, Javelin, M & S, Palmers, Phase Eight, River Island, Sunrise and Wallis.

An addition for this year is an after-show ‘beauty and retail therapy’ event in The Apex’s atrium area, overlooking the shops in the arc.

The organisers say it will be packed with Bury retailers displaying goods including jewellery and accessories.

There will also be demonstrations by local beauticians with tips on how to look your best.

Julie Warren, The Apex’s development manager and Fashion Fusion organiser, said: “We are proud to be able to support St Nicholas Hospice, which is an important local cause and touches so many people in the region.”

Tickets for the fashion show are £12.50 and for the after show event £2.50. For more information and the latest news on the event visit www.facebook.com/fashionfusionapex or on Twitter go to @fashionfusion