The Fashion Space is back! - Leeds International Festival

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Leeds International Festival

The Fashion Space is back! Full run down of Leeds' premier fashion show

Do you hear that? Yes. Fashion is back on the streets of Leeds! Running on the weekends from Saturday 28th April- Sunday 6th May, The Fashion Space will be taking over the main shopping street, Briggate, armed with makeshift runways created from shipping containers.

This year The Fashion Space will be supported with top name high street retailers showcasing their latest collections. They will also be hosting the best Leeds have to offer from independent retailers supporting local small businesses and embracing the established.

The Fashion Space will host a day of high street fashion on Saturday 28th April, followed by a day of runway shows celebrating the region’s independent designers runways. The weekend of Saturday 5th May will see Victoriagate stores showing this season’s collections, whilst Sunday 6th May will be dedicated to the final year fashion students fromUniversity of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Art University.

Hair icons, Sassoon will be returning for a second year, creating the hair on Sunday 29th April and Sunday 6th May, led by their UK Creative Director, Gareth Vance. London Fashion Week supremo, Josh Goodwin, will be leading the Tint hair team on Saturday 28th April and Saturday 5th May. The makeup team will be lead by Zoe Leanne Peplow, overseeing students from Leeds City College.

The Fashion Space will also be hosting a programme of talks and workshops from some of the biggest names in fashion including the highly renowned Christopher Raeburn, who will be hosting two of his legendary Off Cut workshops. Starting and ending with the high pace fashion week esque runway shows provide the perfect celebration of summer fashion, local fashion and the emerging creative talent from the city of Leeds.

The full programme for the runway shows can be found below, entry is FREE.

Saturday 28th April

11.00am OASIS

11.30am JOY

12.00pm Marks & Spencer

1.00pm Marks & Spencer

1.30pm Levis

2.00pm Foot Asylum

2.30pm Monsoon

3.00pm House of Fraser

4.00pm Fabrication Crafts

4.30pm Jack Wills

Sunday 29th April

10.30am Studio 805

11.00am Faye Hindle Studio

11.30am Zara Mia Ava

12.00pm Jag Kaur

12.30pm Rebecca Rhoades

1.00pm James Steward

2.00pm Amy Thomson

2.30pm Caton Manifesto

3.30pm Bucktrout Tailoring

4.00pm Ross Barr

4.30pm Kate Pearson

5.00pm Laurelle Woman

Saturday 5th May

11.30am Azendi

12.00pm Jigsaw

12.30pm Diesel

1.00pm The Allotment

1.30pm French Connection

2.00pm Ted Baker

2.30pm Accent Clothing

3.00pm The White Company

3.30pm Diesel

4.00pm Pretty Green

4.30pm Azendi

Sunday 6th May

12.30pm-1.30pm Leeds Beckett University

2.00pm-3.00pm Leeds Art University

3.30pm-4.30pm University of Leeds

All events will take place in The Fashion Space on Briggate unless otherwise specified and are curated by Cathy Dickson, Cabba, and Sharon Brigden, SLB PR.

“Following last year’s popularity, we are bringing back our converted shipping containers and giving the general public once again an insight into the fashion industry, rarely seen in the busy city centre of Leeds. We are all pulling together and working with people in the city including retailers, graduates, designers, make up, hair salons, models, media, manufacturers and industry renowned names from a variety of fashion backgrounds to bring The Fashion Space to life”.
Cathy Dickson, Cabba (Fashion Space partner)