York Fashion Week announces bridal show with Harvey Nichols, Leeds

Today marks a groundbreaking announcement from York Fashion Week (YFW) as it unveils its inaugural bridal runway show in collaboration with Harvey Nichols, Leeds, and Master Debonair. This milestone event, titled the Wedding Runway, is scheduled to grace The Impossible York on May 5th, commencing at 7:30 pm. The spotlight will shine on 10 exquisite bridal ensembles curated from the collections of esteemed brands such as Misha, Needle & Thread, Odd Muse, Bec & Bridge, and Rixo, all graciously provided by Harvey Nichols, Leeds. These elegant pieces will be elegantly juxtaposed with suave suits from the renowned Northern menswear retailer, Master Debonair, and adorned with jewelry from the independent retailer, Palenque.

Themed around the allure of chic city living and haute couture lifestyles, this event promises to showcase a diverse array of couples, offering a plethora of bridal inspirations for the forthcoming season. Additionally, Master Debonair is set to unveil a selection of avant-garde, modern tailored wedding suits meticulously designed for women, sourced from its latest collection.

Max Kendrew, the Women’s Wear Department Manager at Harvey Nichols, Leeds, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to support York Fashion Week and present our contemporary bridal wear. At Harvey Nichols, we take pride in offering exclusive brands and unparalleled service, including complimentary Personal Shopping. It’s a privilege to collaborate with such a creative team, and we eagerly anticipate the showcase.”

Nicky Hayer, Creative Director at York Fashion Week, shared her excitement, remarking, “We are thrilled to welcome Harvey Nichols, Leeds, to York Fashion Week 2024 Part One and unveil our inaugural bridal runway. This event promises to offer a captivating glimpse into a myriad of stunning looks, catering to anyone planning a wedding.”

York Fashion Week is set to captivate the city from May 2nd to May 6th, presenting an enticing lineup of runway shows, intimate in-store events, and installations across various venues:

– On May 3rd, from 6 pm to 9 pm, Rachel Peru, a silver-haired curve model, body confidence activist, and midlife influencer, will host a captivating runway show at The Impossible.
– The Indie Runway Show at York Art Gallery on May 4th, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, will showcase independent designs from Yorkshire Tartan, Ellis David Knitwear, Lupton Steward, and Melisanthy.
– JORVIK Viking Centre will open its doors after hours on May 4th, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, offering a tour highlighting Viking clothing, textiles, and jewelry, accompanied by live crafting demonstrations and an insightful talk.
– Local stylist Jackie Crawford will curate a stylish showcase exploring Smartworks’ fashion archive at The Impossible York on May 5th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
– Tee Style Tribe will present a vibrant collection of clothing and accessories celebrating Yorkshire and African cultures at Clarendon Art Gallery on May 5th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and at Barley Hall from May 3rd to May 6th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, where children are invited to participate in craft sessions to create their paper ruffs.
– The Cosmopolitan Wedding Showcase will dazzle attendees at The Impossible York on May 5th, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

In addition to its dazzling lineup of events, York Fashion Week is collaborating with local waste management and recycling company Yorwaste on an innovative upcycling project. This initiative invites students and aspiring creatives from across North Yorkshire to participate in YFW’s inaugural sustainable design competition. As the fast fashion industry continues to thrive and textile waste remains a pressing concern, designers are challenged to explore innovative ways of repurposing and remodeling PPE and discarded clothing, transforming them into stylish statement pieces.

For further information or to secure tickets, please visit www.yorkfashionweek.comwww.yorkfashionweek.com.