Fashion in Leeds has announced details of a week-long showcase of fabulously stylish events across the city. Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith reports.
Talent scout and founder of Fashion East Lulu Kennedy will be talking up-and-coming fashion with designer prodigies at this year’s Fashion in Leeds, which opens at the end of April as part of Leeds International Festival.
Fashion East nurtures UK-based fashion talent and has scouted designers from Gareth Pugh to Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland and Roksanda Ilincic. Kennedy will be in conversation on May 4 with successful alumni and current designers, including Matty Bovan, Per Götesson, Mimi Wade, and ART SCHOOL.
York-based Bovan, 26, graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in 2015 with an MA in Fashion Knitwear. He was shortlisted for the Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski, and presented his spring/summer 2018 collection at London Fashion Week, his third as part of Fashion East’s group show.
Fashion in Leeds will bring a week of high-profile events to the city from April 28 to May 6.
There will be fashion shows, exhibitions, workshops and talks, from the UK’s biggest fashion industry figures, and the colleges and High Street giants will all play significant roles.
Tickets for the Lulu Kennedy event are available now on the Leeds International Festival website, www.leedsinternationalfestival.com.
More details about Fashion in Leeds will be coming soon.
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