It’s fashion show season! Hot on the heels of Paris fashion week, luxury department store Harvey Nichols brought the glamour, celebrities and fash pack to Manchester, to showcase their edit of the AW12 trends.
The STYLEetc team mingled with celebrities, stylists and fashion bloggers during a champagne reception in the store’s accessories and beauty hall. We then headed upstairs to find the womenswear floor transformed into a gothic winter woodland, and took our seats ready for show time…
Model Jade Thompson, winner of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model 2011, led her fellow Boss models down the catwalk to music from the likes of Madonna, The Fugees and Lana Del Rey. Trends visited included Hell For Leather, Urban Cowgirl, Dark Romance and Modern Metallics. All the big brands such as Dolce & Gabanna, Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Burberry were represented. Local designers Philip Armstrong were given a spotlight, and it’s easy to see why as they’ve created a stunning collection of intricate black and nude eveningwear, perfect for the Christmas party season! Men were equally represented at the show, and head to toe Dolce & Gabbana tailoring on model Daniel drew swoons from the majority female crowd!
Following the show guests were treated to more champagne, and a special late night opening to allow time for shopping, dinner and drinks. All in all, a fabulous evening from the Harvey Nichols team, with some inspired styling to get us excited about heading into the dark seasons ahead.
For further coverage of the Harvey Nichols AW12 Fashion Show, see the next issue of STYLEetc, out later this month!
By Gemma Latham (@carnabytwenty1)
Photography courtesy of Sven Eselgroth