The Northern Youth Fashion Show, hosted by the University of York’s fashion, culture and arts publication HARD Magazine, will be a showcase of the creative talent of universities and colleges from the North of England and Scotland. The charity event taking place on Friday the 29th of January, is in aid of refugee charities Xavier Project, Refugee Action York and the Two Ridings Community Foundation, and is well on the way to achieving its target of raising £50,000.
The event is set to feature an exclusive Q&A with Editor-in-Chief of Vogue (U.S. edition), Anna Wintour, and Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian, Katherine Viner. It consists of a fashion show exhibiting designs from university students all across the North of England and Scotland, as well as a silent auction of pieces from the show to raise funds for the chosen charities and a week-long exhibition in the Norman Rea Gallery following the event.
Alongside Anna Wintour and Katherine Viner, other big names involved in the event are BAFTA award-winning director Adam Curtis, who is producing the show, and also music from Friendly Fires, Metronomy and BBC Music Sound of 2016 nominee Billie Marten.
Following the fashion show, there’ll be a Blackbox after-party at Fibbers, with music from artists associated with Friendly Fires and all proceeds going to charity.
– Photo courtesy of HARD Magazine
– Co-written with Miranda Fleming