FASHION DESIGNER ROSS GRIFFITHS GOES FROM COUNTRY BOY TO LONDON CELEBRITY STYLIST IN 24 MONTHS
Catching up with Chorley fashion designer Ross Griffiths, after a year of amazing success following the launch of his business, and attending the Business success network awards organised by Stacey Calder. Ross his business Kingfisher Couture and team came runner up in the business start up category out of 600 nominees.
Kingfisher Couture and Ross Griffiths have since sky rocketed into the fashion industry with in 24 months, our very own Chorley Designer goes from country boy to Celebrity stylist, dressing celebrities of London for red carpet events, such as international multi award winning talent agent Helen Georgio and others, claiming his rightful title as a celebrity stylist.
Now only weeks into 2023, Ross Griffiths is proud finalist for the Emerging Designer Award at This Is Icon – London Fashion Week Awards & Celebrity Gala in aid of prost8 UK, taking place at the iconic venue De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, February 17th, an absolutely incredible achievement for Ross and his team that have been strong since there first campaign at Astley hall, labelling Chorley fashion designer Lancashire’s very own Alexander McQueen, collectively producing work that was called VOGUE worthy by journalists as far as Liverpool.
The whole team are now bringing the glitz and glamour of London fashion week, right into Chorley town centre holding an open casting for models to potentially work with his team in London this September.
We asked Ross – What is the drive behind achieving your dream and what does 2023 hold for Kingfisher Couture
“to be honest I have always had a drive, even from a young age whether its was gymnastics, karate or even horse riding. I always wanted to be the best I could be, and I think that comes from my Mum, who has always provided the very best she could at that time. Now being an adult, I suppose the drive has changed, its now all about proving myself right, that yes I am capable of what some may see as impossible, and there again is another drive, the set backs, the friends that laughed when I said I will be famous one day, the teachers that told me ide amount to nothing. All of these factors have been a massive drive, if only i could tell my younger self this!!!
“2023 is looking extremely busy for us all, from dressing celebrities, attending events, designing a 15 piece collection for London Fashion Week in September and also launching a luxury apparel line for men women and children. I’m sure this year will fly by, I know my whole team and I are extremely grateful for all the opportunities that 2023 holds and we’re sure you’re going to see a lot more of us in the future”
Ross is bringing it home, right to the centre of Chorley. Inspiring others to follow there dreams unquestionably. From the age of 15yrs old when Ross was introduced to textiles at Southlands High School, the road for Ross has not been easy to say the least, battling with school bullies for his sexuality to being diagnosed HIV positive at the age of 21yrs old, depression and social media trolls have been a constant battle but this has not stopped him chasing his dreams.
Now self made celebrity stylist Ross Griffiths wants to share his dream with his local community, because dreams really do come true, with hard work, determination, drive, passion and support!
Kingfisher Couture will be holding a casting for anyone that would like to Model on London fashion Week Catwalk. Ross and his team are inviting you to potentially walk on London’s most iconic catwalk, meet the team, including, photographer, Makeup Artists other models and Celebrity Stylist Ross Griffiths owner of Kingfisher Couture. The open Casting will take Place on 12th March at Cosmopolitan, Chorley Town Centre, from 12pm – 4pm
There will be refreshments and food available to purchase, music, a photographer taking professional headshots and a panel of adjudicators with over 50yrs collective experience in the fashion/beauty industry including
Natalya May - celebrity hair and make up artist & Russian lash brand owner with over 15 years experience within the beauty industry
Debbie Lyn, published model & experienced makeup artist in fashion, commercial, and the editorial industry, with over 15 years experience professionally!
Lianna Frappola, owner of the UKs No1 ECO lash brand Northern Lashes (credits – National Film awards to cosmopolitan magazine with over 20 years experience in the beauty industry
Website – www.northernlashes.co.uk
Samantha Lewis, founder of Sam’s Diamond’s Cancer support Charity, Pageant queen, and international spokes model, with over 25 years experience in performance, pageantry and charitable cancer recovery!
Website - www.samsdiamonds.org.uk/
Ross Griffiths founder of Kingfisher Couture
This is a great opportunity for the community of Chorley to spread there wings on a recognised platform in London, work with industry professionals, build your portfolio and walk on a recognised catwalk, potentially catapulting your career to the land of dreams!
Catch up with us at the end of February for even more amazing news on Chorley Local Celebrity