Get ready for AW23 with a trip to February’s Harrogate Fashion Week

Located in one of the UK’s most picturesque spa towns, Harrogate Fashion Week is a firm industry favourite thanks to its indie-focused brand line-up, relaxed buying environment and destination-friendly setting.  

This season organisers are gearing up for expansion, offering a bigger line-up of brands across three different halls. Over 80 per cent of exhibitors rebooked following a highly successful July edition including regulars Frank Lyman, Dolcezza, Carla Ruiz and Pomodoro (more right) alongside new signings such as Access, Vilagallo and Nissa.

The latest category to join the show is lingerie with the likes of Lingadore, Iconique, Blackspade, Miraclesuit, Secret weapons, Lejaby and Chantal Thomass set to present their latest collections. Harrogate Fashion Week’s footwear offering, meanwhile, keeps extending each season. New brands including Geox, EMIS and Brenda Zara from Spain will show in February joining show regulars Lotus, Bagatt, Capollini, Carmela and XTI.

Directors Wendy Adams and Sarah Moody say they are thrilled with the feedback received following its recent edition: “We had buyers and exhibitors thanking us for putting together the perfect buying platform in perfect surroundings,” they say. “We work hard to put together a beautiful show and the July event was our best and largest to date.”

The next edition of Harrogate Fashion Week takes place from 5-6 February 2023 at Harrogate Convention Centre; register for free entry via harrogatefashionweek.com; full brand list available from the end of November.

VISITING HARROGATE

How to get there

Positioned in the heart of the UK, Harrogate is easily accessible by road, rail or air. Leeds Bradford Airport is only a 20-minute taxi ride away with regular flights arriving from Heathrow, Dublin
and Belfast. LNER runs direct trains from London or visitors from Scotland can connect at York (visit harrogatefashionweek.com for a 25 per cent rail discount). Alternatively, there’s plenty of parking in the town and at the show.

Where to stay

Held in the heart of Harrogate’s town centre, the show is within walking distance of hotels, apartments and B&Bs. Organisers have secured special rates this season with NuBreed Hotels (visit harrogatefashionweek.com/visit for more information).

Who to see

There’s a brilliant brand line-up set to showcase collections including Frank Lyman, Dolcezza, Tinta, Carla Ruiz, Veromia, Pomodoro, Rino and Pelle, Smith and Soul, Tilly and Grace, Taifun, Gabrielle Sanchez, The Bamboo Wardrobe, Marble, Alison Sheri, Lizabella and Foil. Meanwhile, new collections joining the show include Sahara, SMF, Nomads, Access, Aggel Knitwear, BB Jewellery, Capuccino, Pretty Vacant, Access, Vilagallo, Nissa, Kate and Pippa, Gabrielle Parker and Hatley.

After the show closes

Known for its restaurants and nightlife, Harrogate is a great location to do business and then network after hours. The event’s organisers host a party for buyers and brands after hours while there are plenty of nearby eateries and bars within walking distance of the show. And you can’t go to Harrogate without visiting the famous Bettys Tea Rooms.