Fashion events in the North, as you know if you’re unfortunate enough to live here too, are usually so few and far between that they sneak up like a good buy in a Topshop sale. They’re also inexplicably difficult to discover, unless you’re in the Fashion/PR/Marketing industry, generally due to a lack of coverage and a lack of an obvious ‘HELLO WE POST NORTHERN FASHION EVENTS’ Twitter page. This narks me off, no end, as I always seem to miss out on stuff and end up finding it popping up all over the Twittersphere weeks later so, before we all start emigrating to London – I’ve done a little research and here’s a compilation of events (generally in the Manchester area) that I’ve spotted coming up this month:
- Liverpool Topshop Personal Shopper Team Event at RGB Restaurant – 11th April 2013 – £25 per ticket.
This event seems to be first and foremostly for networking, which is great if you want to make some new contacts for your blog or business. The ticket includes a champagne reception, two course meal, Topshop goody bag and the opportunity to broaden your fashion horizons (or contact list, rather). If that wasn’t enough, you get to see some of Topshop’s latest pieces – blog post inspiration, anyone? I’m not sure if there are any tickets left, as the event is in a couple of days but, you can find out more information here.
- Manchester Arndale Fashion Flash Mob – 12th to 14th April 2013.
Bizarre yet exciting one here: the Arndale are planning a weekend-long fashion event in which, instead of a traditional catwalk show format, the latest Spring/Summer trends are going to be presented by professional dancers in a flash mob style, through 50 different shows in one of 4 locations in the shopping centre. There are also opportunities to win pieces from new lines in the high street stores, style-advice booths, mini-makeovers and a hair pop-up salon! Something tells me Manchester is going to be pretty packed this weekend.
- Manchester Cosmo Careers Masterclass – 17th April 2013 – £30 per ticket.
This is seemingly a must-do for aspiring fashion bloggers in the Manchester area. The line-up of appearances includes Cosmo’s Editor Louise Court and Entertainment Director Lizzi Hosking, Senior Publicist at Sony Music – Sarah Hall, Capital FM’s Rachel Burke-Davies, Lime Pictures’ (Geordie Shore, TOWIE) Rachel Hardy and Pat McNulty, Cosmo’s Digital Editor. With a complimentary glass of champers and a goody bag of treats (or blog post fodder!) included in the price, I’m so there. Buy your ticket here.
- Manchester Fashion Week 2013 – Date now TBC.
Manchester’s very own fashion week has recently been postponed from its 22-26th April dates, to an unconfirmed later date, due to the former venue – the National Football Museum – falling through recently. This is a bit of a pain if you’ve already bought a ticket and started your pre-shows diet but, the Vauxhall Fashion Foundation Search For New Talent are still on the lookout for new faces and new opportunities to get Manchester’s community and schools involved. I’ll post an update when the dates and venue get formally released.
Crikey, there was more than I anticipated this month – Now I want to fill up my calendar. If you’re attending any of these events or know of any others that you would like people to know about, drop me a comment below!
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