8 must-see collections showing at this weekend’s Harrogate Fashion Week

Opening its doors on Sunday 4 February, the tenth edition of Harrogate Fashion Week promises to offer an inspiring three days of buying showcasing over 180 brands. So from occasionwear to contemporary daywear, here’s our pick of standout collections…

POMODORO

STAND: M10

Named British Brand of the Year 2023 at the Boutique Star Awards, Pomodoro has been creating outstanding womenswear for over 30 years. The label’s collections are feminine and elegant with stunning prints, saturated colours and figure-flattering fits featuring every season. For AW24 its vibrant line-up provides a much-needed antidote for dreary winter days. Expect cosy knitwear in clashing hues of pink and orange as well as green and blue alongside neutral jacquards in bold stripes and prints. For winter glamour, choose from elegant separates embellished with lurex yarns, sequins and crochet details and style with its metallic coated jeans. Last but not least, the label’s jewel-toned bloom prints take centre stage with standout floaty floral dresses providing the perfect option for a winter wedding. Wholesale prices are around £25 per piece on average while the minimum order requirement is £1,000.

CONTACT: Tel: 020 8961 4000 E: info@pomodoroclothing.com pomodoroclothing.com  

WONDERS

STAND: C64

Made for women who demand comfort without sacrificing on style, Spanish footwear brand Wonders is renowned for its innovative designs, high quality leathers and impeccable craftsmanship. The brand’s products are crafted at its own factory in the Spanish city of Elche to the highest of standards. For AW24/25 its collection includes voluminous biker-inspired flats as well as Aviator-style versions crafted in contrasting shiny and worn leathers. Chunky-soled moccasins are also strong this season alongside single and double-strap Mary Janes in both heels and flats. Finally, ballet pumps, Penny loafers and mountain-inspired platform boots are also key, with colourway options including classic black alongside winter browns, plum and wine. Wholesale prices are around £45 per style on average while the minimum order requirement is 24 pairs.   

CONTACT:  Tel: 07935 648 070 E: gus@crosbyshoeagencies.co.uk wonders.com

ORIENTIQUE

STAND: M28

A highly distinctive collection featuring exclusive hand-drawn and painted prints, Australian label Orientique offers a striking range of womenswear with a real point of difference. The brand is committed to natural fabrics and uses organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard alongside sustainable rayon. For AW24, its pop art inspired Orientique Musical Art range features timeless designs, hand-painted florals and geometrics. The collection includes vibrant and unique hand-designed prints representing music from around the world. Expect abstract and vibrant dresses and separates that coordinate perfectly with its organic cotton plains. Wholesale prices are around £24 for tops and £29 for dresses on average while the minimum order requirement is £1,500.

CONTACT: Tel: 0800 612 9009 E: info@carolccollections.com carolccollections.com

DOLCEZZA

STAND: M9

Founded by husband-and-wife duo Ercan and Natalia Indap, contemporary Candadian womenswear label Dolcezza specialises in feminine collections combining art with fashion. Its range features unique prints, exclusive finishes and high-quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Since launching 20 years ago, the brand has grown internationally with over 2,000 stockists in 30 countries worldwide. Its new AW24 collection showcases a rich and warm colour palette with shades of burgundy, saffron, citrus, fuchsia, and khaki. Meanwhile, the range also features natural and breathable fibres including cable jacquard. Seasonal standouts include a floral-print blazer, patchwork sweater dress, faux-fur coat and a pleated midi skirt. Wholesale prices range from £25 – £50 per piece on average while the minimum order requirement is 30 pieces or £1,000.

CONTACT: Tel: 00353 212 038 019 E: sales@dolcezza.ie eversassy.com

EVERSASSY

STAND: M9

The sister brand of Dolcezza Montreal, Canadian womenswear brand EverSassy creates unique contemporary fashion collections for confident women. Its quirky creations are expertly crafted using natural and breathable fibres – ensuring they’re made to last. For AW24, head designer Kübra Ekmekçioğlu draws influences from urban street style with bold prints, vibrant colourways and edgy silhouettes leading the way. The fun and daring collection showcases a playful eclectic colour palette combining shades of pink, purple, blue, green, and yellow. Hero pieces include a zippered patterned jacket, textured vest, printed dress and a puffer coat. Wholesale prices are around £35 per piece on average.

CONTACT: Tel: 00353 212 038 019 E: sales@dolcezza.ie eversassy.com

PROPRESS

STAND: C3

Creating fabric steamers for over 40 years, Propress has a reputation for high quality, long-life and exceptional performance. Now the brand has introduced Propress MINI – a handheld version of its professional steamers that’s ideal for boutiques to sell to their customers for home use. With all the punch of its PRO models packed into a lightweight portable steamer, the MINI’s heated iron plate not only directs and disperses the steam for vertical use but can also be used horizontally like an iron. And it’s not just for clothing: Propress MINI can transform curtains, bedding and other home furnishings, too. Meanwhile, its unique optional Big Belly large capacity tank increases steaming time for the more demanding jobs, offering even more versatility. Available in Arctic Grey, Vintage Pink and Idol Blue with pressing mitt and travel bag; Propress welcomes new stockist enquirieCONTACT: Tel: 0208 417 0660 propress.co.uk

LILY AND ME

STAND: M12

Dedicated to slow fashion and embracing life’s adventures, family-founded Lily and Me is on a mission to bring creative and considered clothing to everyday wardrobes. The brand’s latest offerings for AW24 include signature prints, timeless designs and sustainable fabrics. Its design team draws colour and print inspiration from the past with pretty autumnal tones of olive and ginger sitting alongside warming mulberry. Meanwhile, its prints take influence from vintage crafts and feature motifs drawn from etchings and paintings. Hero styles include its Eco-vero Lenzing viscose Ellington Dress, modern v-neck Winnie shift dress and its floaty viscose georgette Suzanne Top with metallic yarn embroidery.  Wholesale prices range from £7 – £25 per piece on average while the minimum order requirement is £1,500.

CONTACT: Tel: 01452 207 766 lilyandmelclothing.com

FEE G

STAND: M3

Offering modern event dressing for stylish shoppers, Dublin-based womenswear brand Fee G creates glamorous dresses and separates in vibrant prints and flattering silhouettes. The 20-year-old label is the creation of award-winning designer Fiona Heaney (née Gormley) who spotted a gap in the market for a modern alternative to traditional occasion wear. Together with her husband Don, she has grown her original vision into one of Ireland’s most popular designer brands and secured prestigious stockists throughout the UK and Ireland. In 2022, Fee G was named Drapers Womenswear Brand of the Year thanks to its strong sell through, low return rates and sustainability credentials, which include the use of organic or recycled cotton and eco-friendly viscose.

CONTACT: Tel: 07906 070 081 E: diane@dianesykesfashion.com