SHOWCASE: (From left) Christopher Woodward, Shanon Robb, Lora-Jean Damen and Sabrina Major model the clothes for fashion event Threads which will take place at the Back Alley Gallery.
SHOWCASE: (From left) Christopher Woodward, Shanon Robb, Lora-Jean Damen and Sabrina Major model the clothes for fashion event Threads which will take place at the Back Alley Gallery. Marc Stapelberg

Runway glamour in Lismore's back alleys with Thread event

CELEBRITIES, fashion, champagne and music - the inaugural Thread event, to be held in Lismore's Back Alley Gallery this Saturday, will have it all.

And it's for a good cause, with money raised going to local charity Under The Red Dress.

This organisation was founded by Alstonville woman Beth Whaanga, who aims to raise awareness about cancer and help female cancer survivors with body image issues and wellbeing.

Lismore city centre manager Jason Mumford said former Big Brother host and fashionista Gretel Killeen had agreed to host the runway spectacular.

It will showcase 20 of the region's brightest fashion designers, local retailers and students from TAFE's Fashion and Costume Course.

The No Frills Twins and Byron Bay's dancing man Tommy Franklin will perform.

"This is going to be an amazing event ... our edgy and striking city centre street art provides the perfect backdrop to showcase the latest designs being created here in the Northern Rivers," Mr Mumford said.

"We're bringing runway glamour to Lismore."

THREAD 2014

When: Saturday, October 11, from 6pm

Where: Lismore's Back Alley Gallery, Eggins Lane

Cost: $50 for seated tickets, including canapes and drinks; $30 for standing tickets. Discounts for under-18s

Book: At Lismore - Come to the Heart



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