Fashion Blogger : Our review of Manchester Fashion Week *

We were given a pair of tickets by the organisers of Manchester Fashion Week to head to the opening night of the event which was held recently at the Manchester Metropolitan University to watch the works of some of the latest upcoming designers as well as models in Manchester.  The invitation was extended to us to visit the show when we can a competition for our readers to win 2 pairs of tickets to the show (which was very well received with so many joining, in the hope of winning the tickets).  Being avid fashion bloggers as well as photogaphers, we could not say no to such a show and here’s our account of what took place that night.
We arrived to a great welcome from the people on the door, and although there was low lighting at the venue we were able to appreciate the array of designers that had a number of items displayed around the catwalk.
One that caught my eye was a stand that featured African inspired designs and accessories. Next to that was the designer I had been looking forward to meet Richard Gairy of GoGairy Handpainted Leathers. The creatively involved in his work really interested me. The fact that he and his team handpaint rock influenced designs onto leather jackets and other leather accessories fascinated me. Up close they are just as impressive as on screen.
Moving on to the event, which was hosted by the truly hilarious Antonella who has the vlog ‘Antonella the uncensored reviewer’- who if you haven’t checked out already you really should. I watched of some of her reviews before the event and I am totally hooked, they are so real and funny. Antonella is a natural in front of the camera and she totally took control of the stage and made everyone – including the designers who she encouraged on stage after each of their shows totally conformable.
The venue was spot on and the atmosphere was relaxed but organised, most of the event ran to order, there were a few changes with the final line up, but that didn’t stop it from running smoothly. The most pleasing to see was the quality of the designs. I particularly liked HAZE; the collection had real conformity and each piece worked well within one whole collection, along with the accessories also being showcased, which were really appealing and worked well with the overall look that the designers was trying to create. Perfect 4 U had a surprise model…You guessed it! Antonella – who absolutely stormed the catwalk! Another one that caught my eye were the designs by Phoenix del Barrio by Hana Zeidman who was also accompanied by the Director and co-founder of the brand, David Steinberg. The designs from this collection were vibrant and risky but totally suited to all body shapes, which to me is a must in the future of the fashion industry. I also particularly liked some of the designs from Sidhu Fashion Walsall, they were bold and quirky, and really stood out as something stylish for a curvier shape.

The show will feature 13 designers, here are their apprearance in order :

6.00pm   HAZE
6.10pm    KITA MAY
6.30pm    KIKI RIKI
7.10pm     PERFECT 4 U
7.25pm     FLENCY ROSE
8.05pm    APPARELL 32
8.15pm     BOUX AVENUE
8.30pm     CDMUK


A couple of highlights from the evening was actually managing to have a chat with Richard Gairy and his team of artists, who were all too happy to speak with anyone that popped by there stand, that was filled with various leather jackets, and branded T.shirts available to buy. The second was meeting Mr Manchester and chatting with him about what he was doing there, which was modelling and him enquiring about what I was doing there.Manchester-Fashion-Week-MET-University-Fashion-Blogger-5

All in all it was a great night, (although I think I ought to have considered wearing flats! As my 4 inch heels were not comfy by the the time I had spent the evening stood by the edge of the catwalk in the hope to capture some good shots of the night.) We hope you enjoy seeing some of the designs from the night and some of the fun that was had. Please let us know  whether you have had a look at some of the designers featured on the night and what you think about them.
Review by : Lex Ward
Photo Credit: Thank you to Manchester Fashion Week for some of the photos featured here, for more images, do visit Yeah Lifestyle’s Facebook Page.


  1. May 24, 2018 / 11:22 am

    That looks like an amazing show, love the clothes and the diversity of the models.

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 24, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Totally that’s what it is all about Laura, we loved every bit of it

  2. May 24, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Wow those are some interesting outfits, looks like a really fun event x

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 24, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Yes it so was a fun event Rhian

  3. Bryanna Skye
    May 24, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    I’ve never been to anything like this but it sounds like it was a blast! Such colourful outfits!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 24, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Yes totally, all the outfits were fab!

  4. May 24, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I love some of the clothes on show here. I’ve never been to a fashion show, I should put it on my bucket list!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 24, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      You so should attend the fashion show Sarah, its so exciting! On a more positive note, they will be back next year for another show

  5. May 25, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Wow, it looks like an incredible event!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 25, 2018 / 11:24 am

      Yes it was Emma, we loved it

  6. May 25, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Wow what a fab experience, loving the bright colours of the outfits

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 25, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Thank you yes we loved how vibrant it was as well

  7. May 25, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    I love how the models for this show are so diverse, small, large, short tall and everything in between… such a refreshing change!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 26, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Yes Tanya, that’s the point they are trying to make and be diverse

  8. May 25, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    Looks like a great show! Seems like there was a range of designers and styles. I love eclectic fashion so this would be something I would have enjoyed!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 26, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Yes there were Amanda so much to see and be inspired by

  9. May 25, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    I absolutely LOVE going to fashion shows, so this would have been right up my street! It sounds like you had a fab time 🙂

    Louise x

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 26, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      So glad to hear that Louise, yes it was a superb event and we loved it

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 28, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you!

  10. May 27, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Sounds like a great experience! Loving the outfits and the diversity in the models. That first one is definitely giving me the 90s Britney Spears vibe!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 28, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Oh how wonderful to hear that Rebecca, and yes it was a fab experience for us

  11. May 27, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    This must have been a great experience! I’m not very much into fashion – but looking at your photos it looks like the 90’s revival continues.

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 28, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Yes totally, we came back with so many inspiration from the fashion show

  12. May 28, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Flats are a must at fashion shows! Sounds like a great day and some absolutely stunning collections on the runway

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 28, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Yes they were Tanya and second that about flats

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 28, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Sometimes we wonder that too Sarah, but most of the outfits at the Manchester Fashion Week are fabulous and can be worn by anyone

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