blackpool fashion show with espen salberg

Author Victoria McGregor

24 May 2018

This year we opened our Blackpool Dance Festival stand at the Imperial Hotel with our much anticipated first ever UK Fashion Show. This prestigious event showcased 3 fabulous collections, introduced by renowned Latin dance Champion, Carmen.


First down the runway was our NEW collection ESPEN SALBERG for CHRISANNE CLOVER dancewear, followed by our beautiful Couture Ballroom dresses, ending with a stunning finale with Espen Salberg’s Firmato Haute Couture Evening wear collection: Birds of Paradise.


It was a magnificent show, with the CHRISANNE CLOVER and ESPEN SALBERG teams pulling out all the stops to create a real show stopping event.  We were thrilled that so many customers attended and for those who could not make it in person the event was also streamed Live on our Instagram and Facebook stories for all to see.


Espen Salberg for CHRISANNE CLOVER Dancewear Collection. Shop the collection HERE


CHRISANNE CLOVER Ballroom Couture. Shop our Couture HERE


Espen Salberg Firmato Birds of Paradise Collection


There was such a fantastic turn out of spectator’s eager to view the show and see for themselves what these luxurious new collections had to offer. The chance to meet and greet the renowned Espen and Ronnie Li in person, 2 of the biggest celebrities in the dance world in their own rights, with spectators eager to take the ever popular group selfies that Ronnie is well known for on social media :)



Talking to our Couture Executive Becky Saunders who worked back stage helping dress the gorgeous models, Becky had this to say about the show…


‘After weeks of organisation and communication from all involved all around the world it was finally fashion show day!

 There was a buzz on the stand from the minute we stepped inside as the Chrisanne Clover and Espen team's day started with a whirl of activity.

 As it neared show time and the audience started to expectantly arrive, the models and the dressing team gathered in the fitting room,  to wait for their moment with an incredible air of excitement and anticipation.

All the models looked fabulous and you could feel how the beautiful clothes were giving them the confidence to wear them to their fullest.

 The organisation from behind the scenes was precise and flawless.   16 girls with 3 dress changes each, seamlessly left the back stage to gracefully walk the walk and return to change to the next outfit, in a deadline of seconds rather than minutes. Each time looking just as immaculate as the last.

 The adrenaline and thrill of the show was seen on all the models faces, stunning smiles and winning looks as they re-entered after their time on the catwalk, and just the pure delight to be able to wear Chrisanne Clover and Espen.’



We had the beautiful Mia Linnik-Holden, our Sponsored Gold dancer model for this event...

Wow it was such an honour to be asked to model for CHRISANNE CLOVER and ESPEN SALBERG, I had such an amazing time the atmosphere in the venue was fantastic!’


‘What a wonderful experience, I was so excited about being part of this show and enjoyed every second of it’ Erika Nakamura, Model


Talking with our Managing Director Ronnie Li about the event Ronnie had this to say…

 ‘ I am overwhelmed at how amazing the show was and the fantastic support we had from all of our friends and customers. A big thank you to all the models who modelled the dresses so beautifully and a big thanks to Carmen for introducing the Fashion Show for us. It was a brilliant show, a fantastic way to launch our stand at this years Blackpool Dance Festival. A big thanks to everyone involved for making this happen, such amazing team work! Now I cannot wait for what this Blackpool Dance Festival 2018 has to offer over the next 2 weeks :)



‘A great thank you to all of our loyal clients who came to our Fashion Show and helped make it such a great success with a fantastic atmosphere. Our team joined with CHRISANNE CLOVER ended up with a SUPERTEAM for the Fashion Show!!! A great team behind the show made this happen! And to my friend Ronnie Li… Well done my friend!’

Espen Salberg



 It was truly amazing to see this show come together live with months of planning and hard work from our colleagues in Blackpool. I think we can all say at CHRISANNE CLOVER that we were so very proud and was so fantastic to see so much support and enthusiasm from the crowd.



Watch the Fashion Show HERE

 See more video clips and photos on our Instagram and Facebook page

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