Manchester Fashion Week makes case for the North West

Brands from the UK and abroad are coming together in Manchester in May for the fourth edition of Manchester Fashion Week, the independent fashion showcase.

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Opening on 21 May, the event organised by fashion PR Amanda Moss will be headlined by Kita May Designs, who started her career backstage at Manchester Fashion Week and became inspired to design, as well as Peruvian swimwear brand Phoenic De Barrio.

African designer Flency Rose, Turkish lingerie brand Pearl Design and local designer Richard Gairy, designer of Gogairy Hand Pained Leathers, also feature in the programme.

“This is an exceptional show in 2018. Why should designers go to London to launch their brands? The North West has a deep history entrenched with the textile industries and we celebrate that with Manchester Fashion Week. Our audiences are smaller so designers are more likely to get noticed by those in the industry that matter as shows are not flooded with hundreds of showcases,” said Amanda Moss.

“Designers who showcase here have traditionally gone onto open boutiques or have been headhunted by leading design houses. Models have been scouted for TV and editorial. This is more than just a ‘show’. If you are an independent designer or a model, taking part could change your life.” 

Manchester Fashion Week is part of Liverpool Fashion Week, and will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University Students Union on Higher Cambridge Street on 21 May.

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