Harrogate Fashion Week has announced that due to exhibitor and buyer demand, along with the continued growth of the show itself, the Summer edition will now be open for three days – from Sunday 30 July to Tuesday 1 August 2023!
This show is now a major player in the fashion trade calendar with one of the largest collections of womenswear brands under one roof, a substantial amount of special occasion wear, a great footwear offering and increasingly more accessory brands.
Organisers, Wendy Adams and Sarah Moody, commented that Harrogate is extremely popular and loved by the buyers: “We are already receiving enquiries from boutiques all over the UK that want information on the show as they will be visiting for the first time this season.”
Trade shows are very led by the brands showing, and Ms Adams confirmed that over 90 per cent had rebooked their stands after the February event, including Foil, Pomodoro, Lizabella, Marble, Sahara, Bariloche, Dolcezza and Rino & Pelle.
The Spring/Summer show see all the special occasion brands launching their new collections, which include John Charles, Gabriela Sanchez, Fely Campo, Veromia and Irresistible.
Although the show historically has been a little short on accessories, this is expected to change in July with new brands already confirmed – including Suzie Blue, Eliza Gracious and Envy jewellery.
There’s also an ever-increasing selection of shoe brands, including Lotus, Loretta Vitale, Bagatt and Emis, with brands returning for the Summer like Lunar, Caprice and Legero. The latest new brand to sign is Dibia from Spain.
Harrogate Fashion Week takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre on 30 July to 1 August 2023.