11 must-see collections showing at Harrogate Fashion Week this weekend

Now in its seventh season, Harrogate Fashion Week is set to open its doors this 31 July – 1 August at the spa town’s Convention Centre. The event will present the latest collections from a plethora of womenswear and accessories brands. Here are some of our favourites…

MARBLE
STAND:
C2

Established for 14 years, Glasgow- based brand Marble creates ageless womenswear to the highest standard with a focus on longevity and perfect fit. The brand is the brainchild of co-owners Nick and Lynne Williams who boast more than 70 years’ collective experience in fashion wholesale and indie retail. For SS23 its collection includes a range of vibrant colour combinations that will help create flexibility with in-store merchandising. Expect modern hues, bold abstract prints and flattering silhouettes with new shapes in dresses, skirts and trousers.

TATE FASHIONS
STAND:
M1 and M2

Showing five different occasionwear and daywear brands, Leeds-based multi-brand agency Tate Fashions is a must-see exhibitor for boutiques offering special event dressing. Its collections are available on both short and forward order, with labels including special occasion and day dress brand Lizabella, daytime label I.nco, occasionwear label Bella Premium and Gracie.B, which specialises in easy-fit jersey styles. Finally, if you’re looking for in-season stock, the Ella Boo collection boasts bright and beautiful dresses available for immediate delivery.

CAPRI LONDON
STAND: M47

Family-owned British womenswear brand Capri London produces ethical fashion that embraces print and colour. Its pieces feature exclusive in-house prints, relaxed silhouettes, flattering shapes and natural fabrics whenever possible. For SS23 its collection is inspired by its design team’s travels to Croatia and India. Bursting with fresh vibrant colours and eye-catching prints, hero pieces include its signature tunics, dresses and separates in sophisticated linens, breathable cottons and silky viscose and rayon. Colourways include fresh tones of turquoise, cobalt, papaya, tangerine and lime. Buyers will also be able to order Capri’s short order AW22 collection at the show.

ORIENTIQUE
STAND:
M24

Featuring exclusively designed hand drawn prints, Australian label Orientique offers a real point of difference for boutiques. Its focus on trends, quality and attention to detail make it a great choice for discerning buyers. Meanwhile, the range is only stocked by independents and offers
a great size range of UK 8 – 24. For SS23 its collection is teeming with vibrant colours, fun patterns and trendy silhouettes to liven up summer wardrobes. There’s also a range of plain coordinating basics easy merchandising. With a focus natural fabrics, this season marks the brand’s third year offering premium organic cotton, which is created by its fabric mills and dedicated team in India.

DOLCEZZA
STAND:
M9

Designed in Canada and manufactured in Europe, Dolcezza creates elegant womenswear using natural and breathable fabrics. Central to the range are its one-off art prints, which it combines with exclusive finishes and quality craftsmanship. The brand’s pieces are designed with comfort in mind, offering impeccable fit while remaining stylish and unique. Since launching in 2003, the label has now expanded into 30 countries and boasts more than 2,000 stockists worldwide. For SS23 its collection is inspired by artists from the around the world with hero pieces including its signature jeans, a linen wrap dress and its Tie and Dye line in lavender, red, blue and yellow.

EVERSASSY
STAND:
M11

Founded in 2019 by Ercan Indap, Canadian womenswear brand EverSassy offers contemporary
fashion for confident women. Its forward order collection is designed in Montreal by Turkish designer Kübra Ekmekçioğlu to the highest quality. The label’s quirky and individual styles are expertly crafted using natural and breathable fibres – ensuring they’re made to last. Although it is a relatively new brand, EverSassy exports to many major international markets including the US, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

AMANDA KNIGHTS FASHION STANDS: M54, M56, and M52

Manchester-based Knights Fashion Agency is showing five of its collections at Harrogate Fashion Week for the SS23 season. Buyers will be able to see the latest collection from Allison (stand M54) offering 100 per cent silk womenswear for all occasions; tailored suits, dresses, super fitting trousers and vintage-style blouses by Bariloche (M56); colourful womenswear in an array of feminine prints by popular collection Tinta (M56); and edgy but classic separates for the trendy 30-plus woman by German label Doris Streich (M52).

OLIVIA DARCY STAND: C23

Handmade in Yorkshire using the finest ethically sourced fabrics, Olivia Darcy produces sustainable limited-edition womenswear with standout details. The label’s designers use unconventional patterns, creating flattering designs for a range of shapes and sizes. Its timeless pieces are ideal for special events such as weddings, award ceremonies and race days while the brand will soon be introducing coordinating headwear and men’s ties and pocket squares. Key pieces for AW22 and SS23 include its signature dresses with various sleeve and length options, chic playsuits and jumpsuits as well as a cape sleeved halter neck top with coordinated sheer wrap trousers.

MARIE MÉRO
STAND:
C39

Belgian brand Marie Méro creates sophisticated womenswear that doesn’t compromise on style or comfort. Each season it creates a complete mix and match collection combining vibrant prints and exciting colour combinations with flattering silhouettes. Its pieces are made to last using the highest quality fabrics and craftsmanship. For SS23 its line-up features a wide range of textures, volumes and colours that radiate joy. For example, linen, broderie anglaise, jacquard or chunky knitwear combined with a voluminous dress, a pencil skirt or palazzo pants creates a feminine and on-trend silhouette. Key colours include pastel hues of blue, yellow and pink mixed with vibrant tones of terracotta, turquoise and cherry.

FROM MY MOTHER’S GARDEN
STAND:
C64

Created by boutique owner Penny Callaghan, From My Mother’s Garden is a celebration of the joy we derive from nature. Bold in both its colours and sentiment, the wearable art collection is focused on sustainable fabrics and exclusive prints. The range is both feminine and timeless with colourful kimono jackets and long robes in silky viscose and velvet at its heart. The collection also includes a growing line of womenswear and fashion accessories. For AW22 the collection is based on two themes: romantic florals in deep and opulent jewel colours and a nature-inspired camo print. New additions to the range include tulle dresses, semi-sheer tops, handbags and trousers.

CARLA RUIZ
STAND:
M48

Family-run occasionwear brand Carla Ruiz is designed and made in Spain. The label fills a gap in the market for modern event wear and encompasses show-stopping dresses in vibrant hues and stylish prints. Known for its attention to detail, the brand translates designer trends into commercial garments with a competitive price tag. For SS23 the collection includes tropical inspired prints, luxurious textures and dramatic sleeves and shoulders. Its designers have reworked its number one best-selling green pleat dress from last season as well as creating a designer suit with ruffled taffeta shoulders, flowing jumpsuits in various colourways and its signature A-line dresses in numerous eye- catching prints.