InBrief: fashion events May 2019

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By Naomi Bray | @naomicharl

Sub-edited by Jasmine Wing

Section Editor – Zahida Khan


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

MANCHESTER FASHION WEEK

Where: Manchester, UK
When: 13th May
Website: http://www.manchesterfashionweek.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manchesterfashionweek/
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

SUSTFEST19

Where: St Albans, UK
When: 11th May – 1st June
Website: https://sustainablestalbans.org/get-started/sust-festival/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SustainableStAlbans/
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 / https://bit.ly/2HEb5pp

16th May – Talk – Can We Have Sustainable Fashion? / https://bit.ly/2GuRDYt

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

18th May – Upcycling and Repair Fair / http://www.saint-lukes.co.uk/news

Check out the full programme of events here – https://sustainablestalbans.org/

Hashtag: #SustFest19

WALK IN WARDROBE™

Where: London, UK
When: 18th May
Website: https://www.daisyschubert.co.uk/walk-in-wardrobe/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/walkinwardrobeevent/
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

THE FASH BASH

Where: London, UK
When: 26th May
Website: https://www.boxpark.co.uk/shoreditch/ / https://bit.ly/2UBAjGi (tickets)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boxparkshoreditch/
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

PRELOVED VINTAGE KILO

Where: Multiple locations
When: Multiple dates through May
Website: https://prelovedkilo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prelovedkilo/
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 / https://bit.ly/2UyR2u3
May 5th – Colchester / https://bit.ly/2IReL6f
May 11th – Bristol / https://bit.ly/2L0HiZO
May 12th – Worcester / https://bit.ly/2Zu583r
May 18th – Sheffield / https://bit.ly/2KVQZc0
May 19th – Liverpool / https://bit.ly/2IR4pn2
May 25th – Lancaster / https://bit.ly/2ZqqsqF
May 26th – Carlisle / https://bit.ly/2ICU9zC
June 1st – Guildford / https://bit.ly/2DuYvEw
June 2nd – Southampton / https://bit.ly/2GzJAuO

Hashtag: #prelovedkilo

Other events and shows in the UK:

May 1st, Portsmouth – Fashion Revolution: The Advantage of Vintage / https://bit.ly/2IF6qTS
May 4th, Birmingham – Vintage Shopping in Birmingham / https://bit.ly/2L2Zimq
May 12th, London – Summer Fair – Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair / https://bit.ly/2L8VnV0
May 23rd, Swansea – (Clothes) Swap, Don’t Shop / https://bit.ly/2ZzgenA
May 26th, Leicester – Fashion Show – Leicester Fashion Week / https://bit.ly/2Pu94Na

Events around the world:

May 6th, New York – Met Gala 2019 / https://bit.ly/2Ik3RX1
May 14th-16th, Carpi – Moda Makers – The Italian Leading Knits and Clothing Trade Show / https://bit.ly/2IoPVYo
May 15th-16th, Copenhagen – Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 / https://bit.ly/2rx3VYY
May 29th-June 2nd – Miami Fashion Week / https://bit.ly/2L8eg5A

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