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14 May 2009 by Lucy

Picture of two punks on Stanley Street, Liverpool

Photograph taken by Francesco Mellina of two punks in Liverpool City Centre. Do you have a simliar quirky style?

Alison Cornmell, press assistant at NML in charge of Sound and Vision at the National Conservation Centre writes:

Do you consider yourself to have a unique and quirky style? If so The National Conservation Centre is offering people like you the chance to celebrate your own individual style in a fantastic fashion competition, Picture This!

This competition takes inspiration from Sound and Vision: Music and Fashion, photographed by Francesco Mellina, Liverpool, 1978-82 on display until 31 August 2009 at the National Conservation Centre.

Sound and Vision captures the late 70s to the early 80s in Liverpool, a pivotal point when music and fashion merged to create new sounds and styles. This sub-culture developed their own style and fashion creations making themselves into New Romantics, Rockabillies and Punks.

This competition asks you if you have the same flair for fashion as the people pictured in the exhibition. The person judged to have the most distinctive and individual style will have their picture displayed in the exhibition for its duration: the perfect opportunity to be part of an exhibition documenting the past’s creative look and prove that Liverpool still has a imaginative and innovative style!

So why not pop along to the National Conservation Centre and pick up an application form in the Sound and Vision exhibition, to book your slot for one of the sessions. Be quick – entries must be submitted by tomorrow and places are limited!

Francesco Mellina will photograph all successful entrants over two sessions on Wednesday 27 May and Saturday 30 May, 1pm – 5pm. Each session will last up to 15 minutes, and photographs of all entrants will also appear on our website.

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