Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We've Got the X Factor

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We've Got the X Factor

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Byline: By Kathryn Armstrong

High Street stores have cottoned on to the fact that stars sell clothes.

So they're getting the big names to put their thoughts into designs - especially to please the teenagers.

This autumn Woolworths, for example, launches LX, a funky new fashion range designed by members of pop band Liberty X for girls aged seven to 13. The clothes were inspired and created by the lasses from Liberty X - Kelli, Michelle and Jessica.

Fans can pick and mix garments from this range including Liberty X printed trousers and T-shirts, as well as casual zipped, ruched and mesh tops. Prices range from pounds 8.99 for tops to pounds 18.99 for combat trousers.

The collection has just launched in large Woolworths and big W stores, with two co-ordinated ranges consisting of red and orange highlights and slate and sand base colours that all complement each other.

The clothes feel punky, with studded and chain embellishments and asymmetric and layered mesh styling.

Accessories including belts, flat caps and bags complete the range.

What do the girls think about their designs?

Jessica "..

"I love our LX range; it's really cool. My favourite piece is the orange mesh T-shirt with asymmetric zip, as it is great for day and night wear."

Kelli".

"The collection is really funky. I love the red tops!"

Michelle"

"It's all casual yet really cool and easy to wear. The belted combats are just my style when I'm relaxing and the flat cap is great."

MEANWHILE, busy as he might have been with all that Madrid business, David Beckham has still had time to head for the design studio.

The latest collection for his DB07 boyswear range at Marks and Spencer is new in store this week. The range of clothing is designed for boys aged from three to 12, with prices from pounds 5. …

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