InBrief: fashion events May 2019

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By Naomi Bray | @naomicharl

Sub-edited by Jasmine Wing

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Breathe News brings you #InBrief all you need to know about fashion events happening near you and around the world.


Where: Manchester, UK
When: 13th May
Twitter: @MCRFW
Instagram: @mcrfw
Description: Manchester celebrates and showcases its diverse range of creative talent this month, providing a platform for emerging designers in the north of England to share their latest designs and collections. Embracing a ‘no-nonsense’ attitude to commercial fashion shows, it’s an all-inclusive event where all sizes, genders and nationalities are celebrated, attracting buyers, retailers and members of the public both nationally and internationally. As well as designers, the shows also provide opportunities for models, make-up artists and hair stylists to grow their brands, so there is plenty on offer!

Hashtag: #MCRFW


Where: St Albans, UK
When: 11th May – 1st June
Twitter: @SustFest19
Instagram: @sustainablesta
Description: The Sustainability Festival 2019, now in its fourth year, offers three weeks of more than 100 sustainability-based events, including fairs, inspirational talks and tours. Throughout the festival, there will be a variety of events directed towards sustainable fashion, shopping and zero-waste, with something for everyone. Here are the ones on offer –

11th May – Sustainable Swish – Clothes Swap /

16th May – Talk – Can We Have Sustainable Fashion? /

17th-25th May – Crafting Swap Shop @ Oxfam Harpenden

18th May – Upcycling and Repair Fair /

Check out the full programme of events here –

Hashtag: #SustFest19


Where: London, UK
When: 18th May
Twitter: @DaisySchubertUK
Instagram: @daisyschubertuk
Description: This unique event at Le Sorelle, Canary Wharf, follows a simple structure: purchase a ticket (£18.00), browse the curated pre-loved fashion on offer, try it on, and if it fits, it’s yours! Hosted by a personal stylist and sustainable fashion advocate Daisy Schubert, this ‘clothes swap with a difference’ is part of a mission to slow down the fashion industry, prevent textile pollution and encourage a mindful approach to shopping. The afternoon also includes talks and networking opportunities, and you can bring your own unwanted clothes along too.

Hashtag: #walkinwardrobe


Where: London, UK
When: 26th May
Website: / (tickets)
Twitter: @boxpark
Instagram: @boxpark
Description: Taking place at the hip location of Boxpark, the world’s first pop-up mall, The Fash Bash is an event filled with the latest fashion and inspiring industry professionals. Focusing on the ‘now and next’ of the rapidly transforming fashion industry, the event celebrates the UK as a leading light of creativity and innovation. Meet and hang out with bloggers, fashion models and fashionistas alike, and grab a free glass of bubbly on arrival. (This event has no direct website or social media, but check out the Boxpark Shoreditch pages for updates!)

Hashtag: #fashbash2019


Where: Multiple locations
When: Multiple dates through May
Twitter: N/A
Instagram: @prelovedkilo
Description: This month, Preloved Vintage Kilo hosts its crowd-pleasing events across multiple locations in the UK, offering six tonnes of retro and vintage clothing sold at £15.00 per kilo. Entry price is just £1.50, with a bundle and advanced tickets from £12.00-£14.00 available, and you’ll find fully stocked and regularly replenished rails of top quality Womenswear, Menswear and Accessories, sourced from around the world. Here’s the schedule –

May 4th – Reading /
May 5th – Colchester /
May 11th – Bristol /
May 12th – Worcester /
May 18th – Sheffield /
May 19th – Liverpool /
May 25th – Lancaster /
May 26th – Carlisle /
June 1st – Guildford /
June 2nd – Southampton /

Hashtag: #prelovedkilo

Other events and shows in the UK:

May 1st, Portsmouth – Fashion Revolution: The Advantage of Vintage /
May 4th, Birmingham – Vintage Shopping in Birmingham /
May 12th, London – Summer Fair – Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair /
May 23rd, Swansea – (Clothes) Swap, Don’t Shop /
May 26th, Leicester – Fashion Show – Leicester Fashion Week /

Events around the world:

May 6th, New York – Met Gala 2019 /
May 14th-16th, Carpi – Moda Makers – The Italian Leading Knits and Clothing Trade Show /
May 15th-16th, Copenhagen – Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 /
May 29th-June 2nd – Miami Fashion Week /

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