Manchester to stage its first fashion week

The city of Manchester is gearing up to host its first-ever fashion week, from 9-14 April in luxury retail quarter Spinningfields.

Fashion event for the north-west
Fashion event for the north-west

The event will feature catwalk shows, exclusive parties, celebrities and other fashion events including shows from the sponsor Missguided, British label Mulberry, high-end celebrity boutique Flannels and American institution Brooks Brothers.

Model Caprice and Calum Best will also showcase their latest ranges and Manchester University’s fashion students will have their own show.

The shows will be held on the first and second floors of The Avenue North.

The team behind Manchester Fashion Week is Mark Blundell, Jonathan Sassen and Ruth Goulding.

"Manchester is such a vibrant city, a creative, multicultural melting pot. It has a unique vibe, one that clearly comes through Mancunian fashion and styling," says Sassen.

Goulding adds: "Manchester Fashion Week has a great blend of fashion and show content and production. From straight high fashion - where a strong focus will be on the garments, designs and looks - to high street shows, which will reveal accessible, easy to wear trends, with exciting production. There is something for everyone - it's just about selecting what intrigues you."

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