YOU'VE heard of size zero, now here's the Liverpudlian version.
Or should that be the Liliputian version...
Designer Kirsty Doyle is encouraging budding fashion designers of all ages to enter a competition.
The prize is the chance to have their Liverpool-inspired fashion designs on display in the Museum of Liverpool when it opens this summer.
Says the blurb: “Creative people are being invited to submit miniature fashion designs to be included in Made Up: The Liverpool Look display, which will examine the impact that fashion and style has had on perceptions of individuals and the city as a whole.”
Whoa. Rewind, rewind.
In case you thought this was all about a homage to Lacoste or Berghaus - and the 14 stone city scals who embrace such sartorial elegance – the watchword is MINIATURE.
“Local people will be able to present their interpretations of the widespread trends, styles and experiences of Liverpool people in the form of outfits designed for dolls.”
Lizzy Rodgers, curator of community content for the Museum of Liverpool, said: “We had the quirky idea of showcasing designs by asking applicants to create outfits for fashion dolls, based on a particular Liverpool style, ‘style tribe’ or replicas of outfits they’ve seen on the streets of the city.
“The fashion and style of Liverpool people is unique and distinct, and we want the local community to play a major part in creating a display which demonstrates personal style, the style of the city and the style of our various fashion exports.”
The outfits should be for dolls of approximately 30cm in height, they say, “so Barbie, Ken, and Sindy are all examples of the types of dolls that would be suitable for this purpose”.
Liverpool-born top designer Kirsty Doyle will be hosting two workshops to support people in producing an entry from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 23 and 30 January at World Museum. Places, for age 14+, are limited. Contact Lizzy Rodgers on 0151 478 4439.
*To download a competition entry form (deadline for entries is Feb 4) visit the Museum of Liverpool Get Involved page on liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.