Yorkshire Fashion Diary: Style & beauty events across the county

Catwalks, model castings, festivals and fairs, launches, store openings and shopping nights, workshops and beauty events ... introducing a regular round-up of upcoming fashion and beauty dates for your diary across Yorkshire. If you have an event you would like to be included in the Yorkshire Fashion Diary listings, email: [email protected]

Movers and shakers on the catwalk at last year's Leeds Fashion Ball.
Movers and shakers on the catwalk at last year's Leeds Fashion Ball.

To May 6, 2018: The Fashion Space at Leeds International Festival.

Catwalks in shipping containers on Briggate with free runway shows from High Street retailers on Saturday, May 5, and from fashion course graduates on Sunday, May 6. Go to the festival website, www.leedsinternationalfestival.com

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Other highlights:

May 4: 4.15-6.30pm. In Conversation with Fashion East at Leeds International Festival Spiegeltent, Millennium Square. Lulu Kennedy with alumni designers Matty Bovan, Per Götesson, Mimi Wade and Art School. Tickets: £10. For further details and tickets for all the Leeds International Festival events, which are on sale now.

May 5, 2018: The Indie Arcade Sheffield Grand Reopening - see Facebook and Instagram: @TheIndieArcade

May 12, 2018: Isaro Collections Fashion Show at Bradford College, featuring Bo Carter, see www.isarocollections.com/fashionshow

May 9: Find Your Own Flawless with Alessandra Steinherr at Space NK, Victoria Leeds. Q&A session with beauty journalist Funmi Fetto (currently contributing beauty editor at British Vogue). Alessandra will be sharing her top tips and tricks for how to achieve a perfectly flawless complexion, and will be on hand to answer any questions guests may have. There is a £15 booking fee which will be fully redeemable against purchases made during the evening. Champagne and light refreshments will be served. https://www.victorialeeds.co.uk/events/find-your-own-flawless-at-space-nk

May 15, 2018: Patterns Reimagined: from Crafts to Fashion by M&S Company Archive. Explore resist dye techniques across cultures and their evolution in the fashion industry. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patterns-reimagined-from-crafts-to-fashion-tickets-44187241228?aff=es2

May 17, 2108: Leeds Fashion Ball – Fashion and business networking event featuring Yorkshire business leaders strutting their stuff on the catwalk wearing SS18 collections from High Street and independent brands. At Leeds Dock, black tie, visit: http://www.fbfashionball.show/

MAY 22: Silk scarf printing workshop by Leeds City Museum. Print your own silk scarf by learning the beautiful art of woodblock-printing with surface pattern designer, Preeti Gupta. To coincide with the Thomas Chippendale exhibition, this workshop has been inspired by the wallcoverings and fabrics used by Chippendale. The workshop is suitable for all levels. All materials are provided, but please bring an apron. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/silk-scarf-printing-workshop-tickets-41491908415?aff=es2

May 26: Goddess Day by Jacqui Cooper - The Style Counsellor Treat yourself to some ‘me’ time and bag a bargain at The Coach House Studio, with coffee, cake and a fabulous clearance sale. 12–15:30pm, The Coach House, Parkton Grove, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/goddess-day-tickets-45587431234?aff=es2

June 2: Fashion Business Meet-up: Are you involved in the fashion business in Yorkshire and interested in chatting to others? If so put down those scissors and come along to our meet-ups for designers, makers, pattern cutters, knitwear specialists, accessories and textile designers, models, hair & MUA, photographers etc etc. An informal meeting to network and get to know other designers and industry folks, with a view to collaborations, increasing skills and business knowledge, shows and more. Hosted by our CEO and fashion designer/costume maker Dawn of Ages Of Elegance. This event is at the new Fabrication2 venue in Leeds city centre, Hereford House, 6 Edward St, Leeds

June 14: University of Leeds Fashion Show

June 22: Bawtry Hall Fashion Show, Bawtry, £35 pp, see https://bawtryhall.co.uk/fashion-event/

July 13, 2018-April, 2019: York Castle Museum: A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes, a touring exhibition from The Civic, Barnsley. https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk/

Now-Oct 26: Himalayan Fashion - at Lotherton Hall, near Leeds. Discover sumptuous silk brocades, geometric dhaka cotton weaves, fine Kashmir wool shawls and rainbows of printed prayer flags. Entrance to hall and grounds, £7.50 (adults), see https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/lothertonhall/himalayan-fashion