The First Ever Alternative Fashion Fest

Latex clothing will be the least of the ‘alternates’ on display at the very first Alternative Fashion Fest in Liverpool tonight. The event, organized by model, creative director and mom Jane Bellis will hopefully turn out to be a celebration of “many sub-cultures which are usually completely ignored and made to feel inadequate,” Bellis told the UK’s Echo newspaper. Opening with Lynsey Hughes’ fire eating, featuring globally recognized alt. models Kitty Von Krypt and Cherri Pi, the event that was four years in the making, is happening in Liverpool at Circo’s bar down at the Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock this very night. This ‘Fashion Show with a Difference’ boasts alternative couture and heavy tune-age with cocktails and “nibble platters” for those who will stay the whole night.