SWINDON became a hub for fashionistas strutting their stuff during a showcase event at The Brunel shopping centre.

The Love Fashion weekend saw fashion-focused fun across the shopping centre, with beauty bars, hair and make-up demonstrations, giveaways, a VIP night stylist and a silent disco.

The show kicked off with two competition winners who had been re-styled by Natasha Musson, The Secret Stylist, and Frankie Proctor of Marks and Spencer.

Jane Stewart, Brunel deputy centre manager, said: “It went really well and there was lots of engagement on social media.

She added: “It was great to see one of the competition winners, Lisa, in her new outfit - she had been nominated by her best friend to win the styling session.

“It was a huge success for our customers and retailers.”

Swindon residents Lisa Clewes and Hayley Marie Ridgewell were re-styled after winning a competition and being nominated by friends and family.

Stylists showed shoppers how to take their looks from day to night and showcased some of the top trends for the summer from shops in The Brunel, including House of Fraser and M&S.

There was a special rail for ticket holders and everyone who brought an item of clothing or a bag was able to swap it for something else.

Any leftover items were being donated to The Brunel’s chosen charity, the Uplands Charitable Trust.

The Brunel held a festival zone in The Arcade all weekend for all the family to get into the spirit of summer, and there were live mannequins modelling clothes.

The live mannequins included Nicole Analise Cox, Pure International Miss United Kingdom, who catwalked around the shopping centre with other models.

Shoppers tried out body marbling, as well as glitter and face gems, metallic tattoos and UV face painting. There were also express mini makeovers and treatments available across the three days.

And it was not all female fashion. on Sunday, The Man Cave appeared, dedicated to the best in men’s grooming, fashion and lifestyle.