Fashion City York saw a buzzing weekend of exciting events including inspiring Live Fashion Windows, a creative Pop up Fashion Village and unique collaborations and sponsorship from Cooper Mini.
The weekend kicked off with a variety of events on the Friday evening including a Fashion Show at Hobbs, where visitors were treated to a glass of fizz and a glimpse at this season’s latest colours and outfits. Mullen and Mullen collaborated with the Demijohn to host an event showcasing the best in men’s tailoring alongside their guidance on choosing your glassware, whisky and mixers.
York’s new creative talent came together to organise an exhibition of art and design at The Attic Gallery Coffee Bar. Fashion Students from York College worked together with young photographers to create some exciting displays, supported by local designers Harper and Carr and Jo Dodsworth Photography. The exhibition created a great deal of buzz and the winners Sam Dennis and Jo Roberts, won a selection of prizes from City Screen and Cooper Mini.
Saturday arrived, the first day of fantastic promotions in various stores, alongside yet more live modelling. Mulburry Hall created a fantastic collaboration with Paper Doll Boutique and Bang Hairdressers to hold an afternoon tea party –within a window! Fenwick held live fashion shows throughout the day, showcasing this season’s key looks. The Jockey Model from Browns Department Stores entertained the public promoting Jockey underwear. Along with hosting the Triumph ‘Stand up for fit’ campaign. French Connection provided Champagne whilst customers browsed the new collection. At Commuter Barbers customers had the chance for a guitar lesson whilst enjoying some male grooming. At cycling café Bicis y mas, customers had the opportunity to learn how to stay stylish whilst cycling as well as enjoying food and drink.
HSBC on Parliament Street played host to a Pop up Fashion Village on Sunday showcasing work from a range of small businesses showcased hand made jewellery, scarves, underwear, dresses, bags, hats and kimonos, and it was great to see so many people popping in to see what was going on.
Browns Department Stores held a live fashion window displaying this season’s must-have fashions for both men and women.
The result- a fantastic weekend full of live music, live fashion and collaborations from over 30 businesses.
The FCY steering panel would like to thank everyone who took part and the photographers from Chris West Photography and Joe Dodsworth Photography along with Plastic Fortune for their videography work.
Here are just a few highlights!