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Get your tickets now for the Essex Life fashion show at Channels in Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 14:28 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:22 11 September 2018

The Essex Life fashion show with Strike It Red and Channels

The Essex Life fashion show with Strike It Red and Channels

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Your favourite county magazine, Essex Life, has joined forces with Channels Estate near Chelmsford for another Strike it Red event — an Autumn Splendour Supper and Fashion Show on Thursday, September 20

The fashion show will feature a catwalk show of both male and female models showcasing some of the very best local fashions from the Essex high street, including stores at Freeport Braintree and Dress Code Nine in Kelvedon, plus Slater Menswear, which is due to open on Chelmsford High Street in October.

For this spectacular evening, Channels will be opening the doors to its 17th century thatched Essex Barn on the picturesque country estate in Little Waltham while laying on a fabulous supper prepared by the award-winning kitchen team.

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Dishes will include many of head chef Dan Pitts’ classic and most popular dishes such as pan-seared supreme of chicken with pomme Anna and a rich red wine pan jus or flash fried seabream, sweet potato parmentier, samphire, lemon and chervil cream.

This will be followed by mouth-watering desserts such as whipped strawberry cheesecake with, white chocolate granola and toast meringue or lemon meringue pie with candied lemon zest, raspberries and lemon drizzle.


And once you’ve enjoyed the very best in local food and drink, the catwalk will open to showcase the hottest autumn/winter collections from some of the top fashion retailers in the area, just in time for the new season.

This is a great chance to dress up for a great night out (with the option of wearing something red), and it’s all in a good cause as the event will raise funds for Essex charity, Kids Inspire.



Tickets for this spectaular event are just £24.95 per person and include a glass of Prosecco upon arrival, supper with dessert, unlimited tea and coffee, plus optional extras, including bottomless Prosecco. Tickets must be booked in advance and guests are asked to arrive from 7pm.

Get in touch with Channels on 01245 440005 to secure your tickets now!


Pratts Farm Lane West, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PR


01245 440005


Freeport Braintree


Freeport Braintree will be showcasing male and female fashions at the Essex Life Autumn Splendour Fashion Show with outfits from the many high quality brands available at this top shopping destination.

At Freeport Braintree you’ll find a wide choice of fashion, homeware, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from famous designer labels, including Ted Baker, Reiss and Kurt Geiger, as well as trusted high street stores.

Built to create a village feel, Freeport Braintree contains more than 85 stores, with up 60% off everyday prices. Parking is free too for up to six hours and there is late-night shopping every Thursday until 8pm.

Dress Code Nine


Dress Code Nine is a specialist bridal, prom and evening wear boutique based near Kelvedon. Set in a quiet, rural setting, you can expect to find stunning designer dresses coupled with a relaxed experience without the pressure of the high street.

If you are a bride to be, mother of the bride, bridesmaid or you’re attending a prom or black tie evening event, your needs are covered at Dress Code Nine, with a highly personal, appointment only service.

At the Essex Life Autumn Splendour Fashion Show, Dress Code Nine will be showcasing brand new collections, which can also be viewed in full and tried on at the Kelvedon boutique.

Slater Menswear


Slater Menswear will be joining in the fun at the Essex Life Autumn Splendour Fashion Show as part of its preparations for opening a brand new menswear store on Chelmsford High Street this October. With more than 20 stores nationwide, this new store will be a first for Essex, located at 4-6 High Street, Chelmsford.

The Slater Menswear team pride themselves in the personal service and choice that they offer to their customers. They work hard to offer a unique shopping experience that delivers customers what they want, with advice when they need it. Whether you have an event, special occasion or are just looking for business wear, Slater Menswear’s tailoring expertise and insights combine to help you choose the right outfit and exude confidence while wearing it.

Slaters will also be having 30% off in-store 5th-7th October for their Opening Weekend

Kids Inspire


As well as great food and stunning fashions, Essex Life will be raising funds for Kids Inspire on the evening.

As an established children and young person’s charity in Essex, Kids Inspire supports those recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health issues.

Its help is given through bespoke treatment plans that use a range of traditional and innovative counselling and therapies including mentoring, coaching, group work, art, drama and psychotherapy.

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If you are working or playing outdoors, you will understand the importance of warm and practical clothing to protect you from the great British weather. They sell the best in outdoor country clothing from leading names Barbour, Musto, Hoggs of Fife, Le Chameau, Joules and Berghaus.

Their outdoor country clothing range includes traditional quality tweed cloth, contemporary fleeces, and rain proof jackets and trousers in breathable materials – everything you need to help protect you from the elements.

They also stock shirts, sweatshirts and tops to complement our outerwear


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