A dress fit for a queen to be unveiled at Yorkshire Show

Fit for a Queen - Leeds-based fashion designer Kelly Ewing's striking Jubilee dress, worn by model Charlotte Girdwood, to be unveiled on the catwalk at this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate
Fit for a Queen - Leeds-based fashion designer Kelly Ewing's striking Jubilee dress, worn by model Charlotte Girdwood, to be unveiled on the catwalk at this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate

Prize pigs and champion cows are usually the stars at agricultural shows, but this year a fashion designer is set to wow in red, white and blue.

And that’s not the colour of the rosette she’ll be wearing.

Kelly Ewing is flying the flag for Britain after unveiling her latest catwalk creation to be showcased at the 2012 Great Yorkshire Show.

The Leeds-based fashionista, who counts X-Factor winners Little Mix and runner-up Amelia Lily amongst her customers, has designed a bespoke Jubilee dress to take centre stage on the catwalk at the countryside extravaganza in Harrogate, which runs from Tuesday July 10 to Thursday 12.

Kelly Ewing, who will also exhibit her bridal and autumn/winter party dress collections, said: “It’s a very eye-catching dress and I am very patriotic.

“I was made in Great Britain and everything about this dress is sourced in Great Britain and made in Great Britain.

“It’s a great dress to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

It features a traditional steel-boned Victorian corset top, mixes hand-made silk Union Jacks, cut into patchwork pieces, with cream raw silk.

The outfit is topped with a hat created by York-based milliner Elizabeth Parker, who has made hats for Dita Von Teese and Beth Ditto.

In more recent years the agricultural show has built a reputation for showcasing regional fashion designers and up-and-coming talent.

Yorkshire-based racing car manufacturer Ginetta is unveiling its first-ever clothing range – the G58 lifestyle collection at the show.

West Yorkshire fashion designer Hardy Punglia of The Left Bank at Huddersfield will be unveiling items from his Revisited by Hardy Punglia range.

Since making his debut at last year’s Show, his regular customers now include boy band JLS.

Brook Taverner, high-street store Hobbs, Harveys of Halifax and regional fashion and clothing students will also debut collections.