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Catwalks, Styling, and Collections Await at Victoria Leeds Fashion Weekender

Catwalks, Styling, and Collections Await at Victoria Leeds Fashion Weekender

September 1st, 2023

As the Leeds fashion scene gears up for the most exciting event of the season, the inaugural Leeds Fashion Weekender at Victoria Leeds promises to be an unforgettable experience. To get a taste of what's in store, I recently spent a day at Victoria Leeds alongside my fashion-savvy friend Siobhan Murphy, embarking on a style adventure that included a personal shopping spree at John Lewis, a scent discovery session at Neom, a delightful lunch at The Cut and Craft, and the pièce de résistance: securing a stunning new handbag from Kate Spade. It was a day of pure fashion indulgence, and now, fellow fashion enthusiasts, you can follow in our footsteps at the Fashion Weekender...

Victoria Leeds: A Shopper's Paradise

Nestled at the heart of Leeds, Victoria Leeds combines the rich heritage of the Victoria Quarter's elegant arcades with the contemporary allure of Victoria Gate. It's the ultimate shopping destination for those with discerning tastes. With recent additions such as Phase Eight, Ace & Tate, and Whistles joining the ranks of fashion-forward boutiques, Victoria Leeds continues to be a haven for style connoisseurs. The grandeur of department stores like Harvey Nichols and John Lewis complements the exclusivity of brands like All Saints, Ralph Lauren, and Coach.

Fashion Weekender Highlights

From September 8th to 10th, Victoria Gate's central events space will come alive with the first-ever Leeds Fashion Weekender. Hosted by the Sunday Times best-selling author and style influencer extraordinaire, Kat Farmer, this event is set to be a fashion extravaganza like no other.

Expect daily catwalk shows featuring the latest menswear and womenswear collections from Victoria Leeds' prestigious brands. Kat Farmer will be your guide, walking you through each runway presentation while introducing her 'Fashion Tribes Theory.' This innovative approach simplifies your shopping experience by helping you find your style tribe and shop accordingly. Models will flaunt outfits curated by featured brands, each aligning with one of Kat Farmer's nine signature style tribes.

Beyond the Catwalk

While immersing yourself in all things fashion, take a moment to indulge in exquisite dining experiences at Victoria Leeds' exclusive restaurants. Whether it's Issho, Harvey Nichols Brasserie, or The Ivy Asia, there's no shortage of culinary delights to complement your fashion journey. And don't forget to savor a glass of bubbles at the Champagne Bar, hosted by The Cut & Craft on Friday, The Ivy on Saturday, and The Ivy Asia on Sunday.

For those eager to delve deeper into Kat Farmer's world of fashion wisdom, don't miss her daily book signing sessions at 1:15 pm in Victoria Quarter. Copies of her book will be available for purchase on-site, but arrive early as they are sure to fly off the shelves.

A Word from Victoria Leeds

Jo Coburn, Senior General Manager of Victoria Leeds, expressed her excitement for the upcoming Fashion Weekender: "We're thrilled about the Fashion Weekender event. It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase our sensational brands and new retailers ahead of the new fashion season. Kat Farmer is a true icon who empowers people to dress for themselves rather than fleeting trends. Expect a weekend full of relatable, fashion-forward fun!"

Don't miss the chance to be part of the fashion event of the year, where style meets innovation at Victoria Leeds' first Leeds Fashion Weekender. Save the date, and get ready to embrace AW23 and beyond in style.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.