VIDEO: Burnley snapper lights up London

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A TALENTED Burnley photographer created a fashion frenzy on the streets of central London with her unique outdoor catwalk show.

Cassandra Myers, who graduated with a BA in photographic media from University Centre at Blackburn College (UCBC) in 2011, organised and staged London’s longest street catwalk during the city’s prestigious fashion week, which saw 11 models strutting their stuff between Somerset House and Freemasons Hall.

Burnley photographer Cassandra Myers (s)

Burnley photographer Cassandra Myers (s)

Fashion photographer Cassandra (26), who grew up in Greenbrook Road, Lowerhouse, created the outdoor show to demonstrate how fashion can break through its everyday, controlled boundaries and come face to face with reality.

Cassandra moved to London to pursue a career in the fashion industry and is known for her innovative and eye-catching work, which includes exciting fashion street events around the capital. She said: “I was absolutely thrilled with how well the day went. There wasn’t a single hitch and a huge crowd of people turned up to watch. I was amazed at just how popular it was.

“We actually ended up doing the walk twice and walking back from Freemasons Hall because some of the press and photographers missed the original show. They were desperate to see it so we were more than happy to do it all over again for them.”

On the catwalk, models wore a range of designs in bright colours, from vivid oranges, to neon greens and intense purples, by designer Carlotta Actis Barone.

Models at the outdoor fashion show organised by photographer Cassandra Myers (s)

Models at the outdoor fashion show organised by photographer Cassandra Myers (s)

Cassandra added: “Doing crazy things in the streets allows me the freedom to express my creativity while getting some great publicity for my work, which is why I love doing events like this.”

The catwalk follows the success of Cassandra’s Underground and Chinatown catwalk, where four models took to London’s tube stations presenting an array of exciting and dynamic pieces.