Love Fashion: Manchester is set to transform the heart of the city in a celebration of new and independent design, as part of British Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday 10th October.
As the biggest name in Fashion takes over the city for one night only, the Love Fashion: Manchester showcase, hosted in association with The Fashion Network, will represent the very best of new and upcoming designers and brands, fashion graduates, independents, vintage and online boutiques.
The showcase will take place from 11am in the centre of the citywide event at Exchange Square, amongst a hub of activity that will include scheduled catwalk shows with models by Boss, and exclusive previews of the latest collections by both new and established designers and brands including:
AKA: Manchester- born punk inspired streetwear label Also Known As is a label to showcase your individuality and freedom to be; Clothing with a difference to inspire your ALTER EGO.
Andrea Zapp is a Manchester-based textile and digital media artist whose world-renowned photography forms the basis of her first 22-piece luxury fashion collection.
Fatz Kassim – a couture jewellery designer, working with vintage and religious components to create beautiful bespoke, contemporary pieces.
The Gathering Goddess – carefully selects fashion forward vintage garments from every decade of the 20th century that can be worn in a modern context.
Kuji Shop – Independent online boutique showcasing new and emerging fashion and accessory designers.
Zaynep Kartal offers high-end, bespoke eveningwear and luxury womenswear. She will launch her debut collection of 26 beautiful dresses at Vogue’s fashion’s night out.
There will also be the opportunity to preview the next ‘big thing’ as exhibitions of work created by current fashion students atManchester Metropolitan University and Salford University will be on display throughout the day.
Visitors to the pavilion, created especially for the occasion, will be able to sip on cocktails provided by The Blue Pig Bar, and DJ’s and bands including gypsy punk outfit Brouhaha, will keep the fashion-loving crowd dancing in to the evening.
Nikki Kitchen, MD at Purple Riot says: “Love Fashion Manchester is an opportunity for emerging designers to bring something edgy and unique to the most exciting Fashion event to happen in Manchester this year. Reminding people that the city is very much at the heart of the industry as a breeding ground for fresh and upcoming talent.”
Love Fashion: Manchester will be situated in Exchange Square on Thursday October 10th as part of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, Manchester. Opening hours are 11am to 10pm and the event will be free entry. Further information and news of all participating designers can be found at http://www.facebook.com/lovefashionmcr.
Internationally renowned media and textile artist Andrea Zapp introduces her first luxury womenswear collection for SS14. The Manchester-based designer presents the conceptual fashion collection for her creative label, using classic feminine shapes that form a canvas for her intricate imagery. Working with scenes from her global travels, Andrea Zapp has translated urban views, rural panoramas, miniature scenarios, and objects of culture and curiosity to create a visual portfolio; forming the essence of each stunning hand-made silk dress.
The Gathering Goddess
The Gathering Goddess stocks a range of fashion forward vintage garments from every decade of the 20th century, which can be worn in a modern context. They are best known for their eclectic formal and cocktail wear, all presented in near perfect condition.
The five step DALIR process (deep freeze, authenticate, launder, inspect and repair) and full time restoration specialist ensures each garment arrives on the boutique floor in mint condition.
Manchester’s newest fashion designer and is launching her debut collection of 26 beautiful dresses at Vogue fashion’s night out.
Using the finest natural fabrics including silk, crepe, laces and leather with stunning, hand-made embellishments, the Zeynep Kartal label creates a distinctive sense of elegance and femininity. Zeynep aspires to give every woman who wears her dresses a feeling of stylish sophistication and self-confidence.
The statement necklace might be in high demand this season, but no one makes it quite like designer Fatz Kassim. Her unique pieces of jewellery are made by hand, using carefully selected, globally sourced vintage reclaimed Jewellery components. This exciting Manchester based fashion designer and red carpet stylist, is also a former Project Catwalk contestant.
The Fatz philosophy … Recycle Reclaim Re love
Kuji Shop is an independent, online boutique showcasing some of the UK’s most talented designers, craft creators and creative businesses all under one roof.
Sourcing high quality products from around the world, www.kujishop.co.uk ensures all products are produced ethically and in fair trade. Find rare gems and quirky products from bags to wallets to designer clothing, most of which are handmade, limited edition or one of a kind.
AKA – Also Known As
Also Known As is a punk-inspired streetwear brand, founded and created in Manchester.
AKA is the quintessential brand to showcase your individuality and freedom to be.
The washes, dying processes and distressed finishes, combined with digital printing are the signature handwriting of the AKA brand.
The result is a garment to inspire your alter ego. Who are you today? We are also known as … AKA
Delusion was created in 2010 with the aim to provide the fashion conscious with affordable yet luxurious & conceptual garments.
The Delusion clientele is the young fashion conscious male that doesn’t want to be subjected to mass market products, looking for obscure premium garments that can become staple items in their own individual collections.
Dead Legacy takes inspiration whether subconscious or by design from different styles in music, cinema and art. We are not influenced by seasonal trends and believe that every individual should conceive their own unique style. We have a strong following of celebrities and professional footballers reflecting the quality and distinctiveness of our designs and garments.
Intro is an independent, Manchester based menswear store that has been established for over 10 years.
Specialising in cutting edge fashion and a selection of premium based menswear brands, Intro are proud to be an independent store and their history, combined with vast experience in the fashion industry, means they offer a truly unique service for their customers, which they guarantee you won’t find anywhere else.
Run & Fell
Born in Manchester, England, Run & Fell’s roots are threaded deep into the creative heart of the Cotton City – Cottonopolis itself.
Drawing on the City’s rich creative and industrial legacy, their garments are influenced not only by the artistry and innovation pulsating through the streets of Manchester, but by the beauty they see in relics of bygone ages which give a glimpse into England’s past.
TRASH for the young modern man with an uninhibited urban spirit comes from a brand
who create for those looking for something more. TRASH believes in reflecting your attitude and style in pieces that stand out from the crowd, for those going their own way.
Situated in Manchester’s hip bohemian Northern Quarter district, the Adee Phelan Salon aims to bring a new dimension to the experience of hairdressing in the city. All stylists are industry experts, trained to the highest standards to reach all our clients expectations. If you are looking for a laid back, comforting, friendly approach with a perfect execution then come see Rob Czlapka and his team.
Boss Model Management
Boss Model Management has pioneered the management and marketing of home grown talent to a worldwide audience. Over more than two decades Boss has evolved to become one of the most active and respected Model Agencies in the UK.
University of Salford
The third year BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Fashion Image Making and Styling students have completed a line of customised pieces for this year’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.
For six hours straight, students tapped into their design ingenuity and their keen eye for style to customise a range of hats, hoodies, tees, and ponchos which are available for sale at Love Fashion: Manchester.
Manchester Metropolitan University
If you have a creative eye and an interest in fashion trends then Manchester Metropolitan University and The Department of Apparel could be for you. The Department of Apparel creates an academic and creative bridge between the arts, business and science and has an international reputation for excellence and innovation.