Popular trade show Harrogate Fashion Week will expand in size this summer to meet rising demand for exhibitor space. An additional hall will see an extra 1,600sqm of stand space added to the show, allowing buyers to source even more products and brands.
Co-founder Wendy Adams said that while the expansion was a “big decision,” extra space was needed so it could cater for a number of new brands waiting to join to its line-up.
Since its debut in July 2018, HFW has become a mainstay on the fashion trade show calendar. Today it offers one of the latest ranges of womenswear and occasionwear brands under one roof in the North of England alongside footwear and accessories.
Carol C Collections founder Carol Capener, who has exhibited at HFW since its very first edition, said the team was looking forward to the show’s next instalment: “Harrogate Fashion Week has proved to be so successful for us that we have exhibited every season ever since the beginning, watching it go from strength to strength,” she comments. “The agency has also grown with the show, so much so that we now require more space for SS24. We are introducing new brands into our portfolio and HFW is the perfect place to launch them.
“Our buyers are from all over the UK and love coming to Harrogate to write their orders. It is no longer just a ‘Northern show’ as we see customers traveling from far and wide. Who wouldn’t love coming to visit the beautiful spa town of Harrogate for the weekend? We can’t wait for the next show – the first three-day show at that!”
New brands signed up for this season’s edition include Yest, Golle Haug, Junge, Maria Bellentani, Zoe, Victoria Charles Headpieces, Eliza Gracious, Walk in Pitas, Suzie Blue, Dibia, Meri Esca, PINNS, Rainbow Club, Le Comte, Zhrill, Berek, Haven, eb&ive, EsQuala, Dream Handprint Apparel, Fuego, Mansted, Thanny, Callaghan, Traffic People, Thro’backs by Nique, Ubu and the Godske Group.
Registration is now open for visitors and a full brand list will be go live online in two weeks’ time.