When Vauxhall were teamed up with Fashion Scout in London for the off schedule London Fashion Week shows, they were responsible for exposing new talent to the fashion world and providing a way to support and showcase innovation. Having the opportunity to attend a few Fashion Scout shows for AW13 gave us the chance to lust over new favourites and see new talent being nurtured by the fashion industry. Vauxhall have now parted ways with Fashion Scout and have moved up north to find new talent under the Manchester Fashion Week umbrella.
This month, Manchester Fashion Week are launching a competition with Vauxhall to find creative new designers who will showcase their designs on the catwalk at fashion week. Six finalists will be given the chance to have a full show on the runway with a full production crew. To enter, the designer has to be located in the North and have a brand set out within the last three years. To see more about how to enter as a designer, the massive prize for the winner at the end of the show and full terms and conditions, check out the New Talent page.
With the recent news that Vogue will be bringing Fashion Night Out to Manchester in October and the up coming fashion week, Manchester is really being put on the map and are continuing to show the reputation for being fashionable and creative. I believe this is a a great opportunity and platform for new designers and this is one show I am really looking forward to as it would be great to see what the north has to offer creatively.
The Vauxhall New Talent show will be held on the 25 April, so if you would like to attend, tickets are available on the website. Tickets are now also available for the first three days (high street brands) which include Boohoo, Forever 21, Next, Reiss and Ted Baker amongst others. Manchester Fashion Week will be hosting 30 shows over the week, with the first three days dedicated to high street fashion, the fourth day for new talent, the fifth day, a luxury design showcase and a bridal edit on the last day. Check out the mcrfw website for more information on the events and the latest news.