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@example.com
May 2: Casting session for models for the University of Leeds School of Design catwalk show (which is on June 14). Castings take place at 4pm in Clothworkers Central Building, Studio 1. Female: Height above 5ft 8 in, sizes 8-12. Male: Height above 5ft 10in, chest 38-42, waist 32-34. Further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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
April 26, 2018: Launch of Cutout Dolls pop-up boutique in the 1904 hall at Leeds Kirkgate Market, initially for two weeks. See https://www.facebook.com/LeedsMarkets/
April 28-May 6, 2018: The Fashion Space at Leeds International Festival.
Catwalks in shipping containers on Briggate from April 28, with free runway shows from High Street retailers on Saturdays, April 28 and May 5, from independents on Sunday, April 29, and from fashion course graduates on Sunday, May 6. go to the festival website, www.leedsinternationalfestival.com
April 30: 5.15-6.30pm, North: Fashioning Identity, with co-curator Adam Murray exploring how the north of England is depicted, constructed and celebrated in photographs, artworks and fashion collections. Tickets: £5
May 1: Christopher Raeburn Off Cut Animal Workshop 11am-4pm. The designer will be bringing his legendary off-cut animal workshop to Leeds where participants will make the city’s mascot, the Owl, with fabric by AW Hainsworth. Tickets: £100. Later, Christopher Raeburn Off Cut T-Shirt Workshop: 5.45-8pm. An opportunity for less experienced sewers to develop creative skills. Tickets: £40.
May 2: 5.45-7pm. Sadie Williams – Bright Young Thing. One of the British Fashion Council’s NewGen’s ones to watch, she will talk about her progression from her Central St Martin’s MA to international success. Tickets: £5
May 3: In Conversation with Claudia Croft, British Vogue, who will discuss her curation of an exhibition from the Marks & Spencer company archives. Tickets: £5
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 1, 2018: in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Fashion Show & Pop-up Shop, Vocal Expressions Choir, Holmbridge Church Hall, Woodhead Road, Holmbridge HD9 2NQ. From 7pm, tickets in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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/
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/