A FASHION show has been staged at a Ludlow care home involving a mother and daughter team.

The dresses were loaned by resident Xenia Folkes, who is living with dementia, and was modelled by her daughter Laura ‘Loopy’ Folkes for staff, visitors and residents.

It gave residents a chance to enjoy some of the clothes that they will remember from the past including some fairly exotic apparel that was designed and worn to impress.

Xenia had acquired the collection over her life time and when she moved into Hagley Place, she had to leave her collection behind.

Dresses shown were from famous designers: Katherine Walker, Victor Edelstein, Jacques Azagury, Veronica Moncho Lobo and Collette Dinnigan.

“It was lovely to see all of my dresses being shown, they hold good memories and I’m glad they have brought smiles to others,” said Xenia Folkes.

“Most of the dresses were for cocktail parties but the Victor’s were for important meetings.”

Loopy Folkes, Xenia’s daughter, said the show brought back fond memories.

“I can remember Mum wearing these when she was going out to a cocktail party or a big meeting, I am happy to have been able to model them for everyone,” she said.

Hagley Place provides residential care, nursing care and specialist dementia care for 60 residents from respite care to long term stays.