The seventh edition of Harrogate Fashion Week will take place on Sunday 31 July – Monday 1 August at the Harrogate Convention Centre, the show’s organisers have confirmed.
Summer’s event follows a successful AW22 edition in February, which saw a 25 per cent increase in buyers compared to its August 2021 show. Buyers travelled from around the country for the two-day event, with 120 brands showcasing their new collections across two fully booked halls.
Around 80 per cent of brands rebooked for the August edition at the February show, with confirmed labels so far including Ella Boo, Foil, Marble, Pomodoro, John Charles, Veromia, Lily and Me, Dolcezza, Rino and Pelle, Bariloche, Smith and Soul, Frank Lyman and Failsworth Hats. Meanwhile, many new brands have signed up to exhibit for the first time including Sani Blu, Rosa Clara, Carla Ruis, Night and Oliver Phillips.
Director Sarah Moody comments: “After a very successful event in February, we are excited to grow the show with more brands for this summer. Our dates don’t clash with any other womenswear shows so have been well received and we will continue to open earlier at 9am to help brands fit in more appointments.”
Since first launching in July 2019, Harrogate Fashion Week has grown in popularity among both buyers and brands. Visitors are offered free on-site parking as well as special discounted rates for local hotels. The organisers also host a free drinks party on the Sunday evening so buyers can network with other indies and suppliers.
“The Harrogate Convention Centre has proved to be a fantastic location for the event, situated in the centre of the UK and right in the heart of this beautiful spa town,” says director Wendy Adams. “Harrogate has always been a popular host town and ideal for networking after hours with the many bars and restaurants.”
Harrogate Fashion Week will return for its seventh edition on 31 July and 1 August 2022. Please contact E: firstname.lastname@example.org for details on exhibitor bookings. Click here for buyer registration and a list of participating exhibitors.