THE Townsville Fashion Festival is looking for new volunteers who will prove the perfect fit.

Outgoing president Madonna Simmons said the festival, which will be held in May, was looking for new committee members and urged anyone interested in fashion to get involved.

“I’ll step down if there’s somebody ready to step up,” she said. “I’d love to see somebody in the industry take on the role.” Ms Simmons said the Townsville Fashion Festival had been running for five years and was growing.

“It’s gone from a one-day event to a week-long event,” she said. “Retail employs more people in this region than mining and other industries. There have been many designs that have graced the catwalks that have done great things.

“Mark Ferguson’s clothes have been stocked in David Jones. The Fashion Festival is an opportunity to showcase that kind of talent.” At tonight’s annual meeting, the festival will look for a new president, secretary and ordinary management committee members.Ms Simmons said the event included not just fashion but related industries such as photography, hairdressing, makeup artistry and wearable art. The annual meeting will be held at 6pm at Townsville Golf Club in Benson St.

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