Selfie challenge to find the Great Yorkshire Show’s most stylish

Fashion on the 2017 Great Yorkshire Show Catwalk: All from John Lewis Leeds. Left to right:
 Idris Mac �110; mustard polo �20; cashmere cardigan �99; shirt �45; khaki chino �40; Chester Suede Chelsea boot �79, all John Lewis. 
 Modern Rarity Culotte �100; Barbour Bee Crew �109 available in Loved & Found; Barbour Affiliate Crew �89.95; John Lewis Stripe Top �25; And/Or Furina Shoe �75.
Becksondergaard clutch bag �65 available in Loved & Found; Pure acid yellow coat (available next season); Kin Laura Slater tie back top �49; And/Or Avalon ankle grazer denim �85; Kin Erland navy shoe �75. 
 People Tree Jacket �110 available in Loved & Found; Barbour denims �109 available in Loved & Found; Modern Rarity shirt �100; And/Or Tierra Shoe 95.  
 Barbour Impeller jacket �149; Barbour lambswool jumper �84.95; John Lewis shirt �45; Hugo Boss jean �119; Paul Smith Inky shoe �175. Picture by Doug Jackson.
Fashion on the 2017 Great Yorkshire Show Catwalk: All from John Lewis Leeds. Left to right: Idris Mac �110; mustard polo �20; cashmere cardigan �99; shirt �45; khaki chino �40; Chester Suede Chelsea boot �79, all John Lewis. Modern Rarity Culotte �100; Barbour Bee Crew �109 available in Loved & Found; Barbour Affiliate Crew �89.95; John Lewis Stripe Top �25; And/Or Furina Shoe �75. Becksondergaard clutch bag �65 available in Loved & Found; Pure acid yellow coat (available next season); Kin Laura Slater tie back top �49; And/Or Avalon ankle grazer denim �85; Kin Erland navy shoe �75. People Tree Jacket �110 available in Loved & Found; Barbour denims �109 available in Loved & Found; Modern Rarity shirt �100; And/Or Tierra Shoe 95. Barbour Impeller jacket �149; Barbour lambswool jumper �84.95; John Lewis shirt �45; Hugo Boss jean �119; Paul Smith Inky shoe �175. Picture by Doug Jackson.
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We celebrate the Great Yorkshire Show with a competition search for the event’s best-dressed visitor, exhibitor or competitor, to win a lovely pampering prize for two at John Lewis Leeds. Stephanie Smith explains all.

The greatest catwalk in Yorkshire is not, as you might expect, to be found somewhere in the most fashionable shopping quarters of Leeds, but at the annual Great Yorkshire Show, which takes place this week on the outskirts of Harrogate.

Nail country chic by keeping your look relaxed with  jeans and an unbuttoned shirt, teamed with a sophisticated check blazer 
Brook Taverner autumn/winter collection. Left, Laidlaw velvet collared jacket, �299; Laidlaw waistcoat, �100; Anzo trousers, �90; wine shirt, �60. Right  Drava signature burgundy jacket, �350; Miami trousers, �90; Miami shirt, �60. Picture by Doug Jackson

Nail country chic by keeping your look relaxed with jeans and an unbuttoned shirt, teamed with a sophisticated check blazer Brook Taverner autumn/winter collection. Left, Laidlaw velvet collared jacket, �299; Laidlaw waistcoat, �100; Anzo trousers, �90; wine shirt, �60. Right Drava signature burgundy jacket, �350; Miami trousers, �90; Miami shirt, �60. Picture by Doug Jackson

There, amid the prize pigs and cattle, showjumping, sheep-shearing, massive tractors and really cute bunnies, you will find the Great Yorkshire Show Fashion Pavilion.

It’s a large barn-style building housing a catwalk and seating for hundreds of spectators. It’s extremely popular (and not just when it’s raining), staging an impressive four runway presentations on each of the show’s three days, featuring a team of professional models (male and female) from Huddersfield-based agency Morton-Gledhill The Fashion Team, wearing the upcoming autumn/winter collections from the finest retailers and independent designers in the county and indeed the country.

John Lewis Leeds makes its Great Yorkshire Show debut this year, alongside Keighley-based menswear specialists Brook Taverner and Wetherby-based independent red carpet designer James Steward, who has dressed the likes of Kylie Minogue and Mr Selfridge star Katherine Kelly .

The GYS Fashion Pavilion is also an important platform for up-and-coming designers and this year will feature collections from fashion students and graduates from the University of Huddersfield, Hull School of Art & Design and Harrogate College.

Furry gilet, Catherine & Clare, Tadcaster. They will be on stand 289.

Furry gilet, Catherine & Clare, Tadcaster. They will be on stand 289.

It’s not just the models who are the stars of the Great Yorkshire Show, however. Arguably, the real style kings and queens of the massive three-day event are the impeccably, impressively dressed visitors, exhibitors and competitors.

There is no one particular look. On the contrary, it’s a wild and wonderful mix of styles, from country luxe (think Cordings) via equestrian separates to Chanel-esque chic, floral-print tea dresses, farmyard utility wear and festival boho trends. Sometimes mixed up in the one outfit, finished with wellies.

Practicality is paramount (and rain is forecast this year, so be warned), but the show is a lesson in how to combine weather-friendly protection with classic and contemporary fashion.

To celebrate Great Yorkshire Show style, we have teamed up with the GYS and John Lewis Leeds to find the event’s most stylish folk. To enter, take a picture of yourself (or a friend, colleague, relative, boss) at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show and post on your Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #GYScatwalk.

Jacket, now �195; Liberty shirt, now �49; white stretch trousers, now �69; Hurdler cow bag, �139. All at Cordings in Harrogate, as before.

Jacket, now �195; Liberty shirt, now �49; white stretch trousers, now �69; Hurdler cow bag, �139. All at Cordings in Harrogate, as before.

I will choose the winner on Friday, July 14, so make sure you’ve posted before noon on that date. The winner will receive a fabulous John Lewis experience for two, featuring a one-hour Personal Styling session with a glass of fizz and advice on how to put together your autumn/winter wardrobe in the best styles and colours for you both; lunch for two in John Lewis Leeds The Place to Eat on the Fourth floor; 30-minute treatments at the BeautyBAR by Clarins on the ground floor, choosing from eight treatments; and a covetable goody bag for two, filled with best-selling brands from the beauty range, home accessories and produce and a Clarins skin spa treatment voucher.

So, the challenge is set: Get stylish, get snapping, and use the #GYScatwalk. (T&Cs on our website.)

The 159th Great Yorkshire Show takes place until Thursday at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. See the fashion collections at the Fashion Pavilion daily at 11am, 12:30, 2:30 and 4pm.

Email: stephanie.smith@ypn.co.uk, Twitter: @yorkshirefashQ

People Tree jacket, �110, Loved & Found dept; Barbour denims, �109, in Loved & Found; Modern Rarity shirt, �100; And/Or Tierra shoe, �95. All at John Lewis.

People Tree jacket, �110, Loved & Found dept; Barbour denims, �109, in Loved & Found; Modern Rarity shirt, �100; And/Or Tierra shoe, �95. All at John Lewis.

oules Wellibob ankle boots, �36.95, at Joules.

oules Wellibob ankle boots, �36.95, at Joules.

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