I was lucky enough to nab a press pass to one of the most glamorous events on the North Western fashion calendar: the Harvey Nichols Autumn/Winter 2010 catwalk show hosted at Manchester Cathedral.
The event was spectacular and made fantastic use of the Gothic surroundings of the Cathedral. As one would expect of a Harvey Nichols event, the bright young things of the Northern Celebrity world were present including: fashion event veterans I see everywhere and Coronation Street stars Helen Flanagan, wearing Christian Louboutin studded heels, and Brooke Vincent, in an Alice & Olivia dress. Also Hollyoaks actress Melissa Walton and Emmerdale’s Kirsty Leigh Porter mingled close by sipping their Champagne.
After bumping into the lovely and gorgeously attired Sara Wilson of SeraLuxe blog and nabbing myself a glass of Champers it was off to the press pit to take my seat and giggle at the newspaper photographers elbowing each other out of the way. Whilst sat in my pew I got talking to Emma of WhatEmmaDid the Cosmopolitan Blog Award winner who seemed to share my enthusiasm for Twitter! I was also given a gift in the shape of a glossy from Rebecca of VIVA Magazine, my new favourite regional publication (after my blog, of course).
The show was fantastic, the styling was superb and I’m now running out of adjectives. The attention to menswear, as I told anyone who would listen, was SO brilliant. A real eye for the trends and general gentleman’s fashion was taken on board and showcased excellently.
Mine and Adam’s (as I told Sarah, ‘you’ve got to have a plus one’) favourite look was the comfy and easy-to-replicate-without-spending-the-entirety-of-my-Student-Loan look which saw Scandinavian knits from Moncler and McQueen layered under Nichole Farhi gilets, teamed with DSquared skinny jeans and mittens! They even had room for the D&G Ski Suit at £805 that was modeled recently over the HN_Manchester twitter feed by Personal Shopper, Tom.
Often tending to go for a military look over the winter months I’m looking forward to diving into the vintage stores looking for knits and wool hats and thankfully Harvey Nichols showed my just how to do it.
A big surprise of the night was the set themed around Equestrian clothing for men. I feel in love with a pair of beige Gucci jodhpurs which are on my Christmas list for sure, along with a D&G riding cap I think I might just be able to pull off!
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