A few weeks ago I was invited down to check out Manchester Fashion Week. Unfortunately it was the same weekend as my 21st Birthday Party but I did manage to make it down on the friday night for the Graduate evening. I arrived at Halle St Peters, which is a gorgeous but rather small venue, to see the runway set and select boutiques showcasing their clothing.
The first one that caught my eye was Didi’s boutique! I immediately fell in love with the feminine styles and pastel shades. The pink, blue and white stripped skirt was beautiful and the material was of a really high quality. I then spotted the completely contrasting black studded cape which is such a stand out piece! Leath, chiffon, feathers and studs… I WANT!! Grab some stylish supplies from their website HERE!
The next brand I fell for was 304#. Their unisex slogan tees and shirts are effortlessly cool. My favourite has to be the ‘No skinny dipping alone’ tee which I need to get my hands on! I got chatting to the gang who run 304# and they were so much fun. I can’t believe I’ve never seen this brand before, especially as they have such a cult following! Check out their website HERE! And keep a look out for their Mixtapes t-shirt. I just can’t get enough of this brand!
I was really excited to meet the Shopcade gang. The lovely Katie from Shopcade (check out her Shopcade account HERE) had emailed me earlier about going for drinks and dinner which was tonnes of fun! Do you guys use the Shopcade app? I really need to start uploading lists but at the minute i just keep finding adorable items and buying them! I can be excused though as Shopcade have exclusive discounts on lots of brands. I also picked up some amazing Unicorn nail decals which I can’t wait to use! Katie also sent me some photos that got uploaded to the Shopcade app!
River Island Green Jacket, £48 past season but similar here.
Vogue Tshirt, £18 From Vogue’s Fashion Night Out but similar here and I can’t help but love the ‘More Issues than Vogue’ Tee available here!
Primark Green Trousers, £15 available in store.
Primark Black Bag (Zara City Bag Dupe!), £12 available in store.
Primark Wedges, £14 also available in tan.
Fair-T the fair trade t-shirt company were also there with their awesome print designs. The t-shirts looked cool against the exposed brickwork.
I also caught up with MCRFW presenter JSKY looking swish in an amazing embossed leather jacket.
Onto the show! The first designer up was Sophie Ho who I was sat next to. She was so lovely and her collection was a mixture of mermaids and warrior princess styles!
Caiti Betterton was up next. Her pieces were all about over sized styles and clashing textures like fur and leather.
Designer Lucy Cowan created a vintage look with detailed, kitsch prints, capes and circle skirts.
The Annie Oakes collection features cut outs and a rather odd hat! I fell in love with the textured chiffon material than ran throughout.
The detail in the leather jackets by Adam Jones was so lust worthy! From the silver sparkling version to the pink and grey splatter jacket, I was hooked! Not too sure I’ll be rocking those furry slipper looking shoes any time soon though.
Did you make it down to MCRFW? What do you think of the collections? Look out for part 2 coming soon!
Love Lucinda x
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A faux-ginger, gin drinking, digital marketing gal with a thing for food styling. That was basically my old Tinder bio... Living in Leeds, I'm forever heading out for dinner, buying too many clothes, spending 50% of my money on ubers and, as of now, putting my stamp on my new apartment!