OXFORD’S fashionistas are gearing up for the city’s annual celebration of cutting edge design.

The world’s fashion community will descend on the city for Oxford Fashion Week in November and organisers are calling out for people to take part.

In past years, celebrated designers such as the late Alexander McQueen have turned up and organisers hope this year’s event, supported by the Oxford Mail, will be even bigger.

Founder Carl Anglim said: “This year we are pretty excited because we are taking the time to build it up which is why it has been moved to November.

“So many people have got involved in it and when we created it four years ago we had no idea what it would be like.”

Last year’s event attracted 2,000 people.

Nick Seagrave, who is producing this year’s fashion week, said: “We are looking to beat last year’s attendance.

“It has typically been aimed at the younger market but we are looking to shift that to a wider audience.

“We will have two shows at the Town Hall and lots of smaller events taking place across the city.”

A wide variety of events are planned, including the headline haute couture show at the Ashmolean Museum .

There is also expected to be an ethical fashion day, young designer awards and a lingerie show.

Bob Price, leader of Oxford City Council , said: “This year’s Oxford Fashion Week promises to be bigger and better than ever before and we hope that it will go from strength to strength in the years to come.”

Local firms such as Popham Hairdressing, based in North Parade Avenue, are partnering the organisers.

Oxford Fashion Week will run from November 5 to November 11. For more details, click on the link.