Here at House of Coco there’s an endless list of things that we love and fashion is right near the top of that list. Following a two-year break as a result of the pandemic, York Fashion Week (YFW) is making a major comeback with plans to stage more than 20 events across the city from 29 April – 3 May. As you can imagine, our inner fashionista is doing the happy dance.

For the first time, 2022 will see York Fashion Week take place bi-annually with Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter shows scheduled, London watch out!

Designers, models, stylists and photographers from across Yorkshire will descend on the city to create an exciting six-day extravaganza that promises to reflect all ages, sizes and styles on the catwalk. The eclectic mix of events will include workshops; personal styling sessions; runway shows; in-store activities; exhibitions; presentations from prominent designers; displays from students; inspirational talks from the region’s fashion leaders; and new collection launches.

Confirmed shows include:

  • YFW Student and Graduate Runway Show
    The Student & Graduate Show will see the work of ten up and coming creatives exhibited on the runway at one of the city’s newest venues. A creative mix of collections all designed, crafted and presented by the designers of today and tomorrow, including pieces by students from Yorkshire and beyond.
  • YFW Independent Runway Show
    A runway featuring ten of the country’s most exciting and innovative independent designers. Expect to see eye-catching street style, head turning couture and true craftsmanship. This event celebrates the indie designers saying no to mainstream fast fashion, fostering their very own creative control and causing a wave of positive change.
  • All Saints Fashion Show

    The fashion students of All Saints School are coming together for their annual YFW event to own the runway with their end of year collections. Featuring a range of styles, trends and modelled by confident and empowering students.

  • Pepper Girls Club Runway Show

    Founded by TV personality and entrepreneur, Charlotte Crosby, Pepper Girls Club is hitting the runway for its debut show this York Fashion Week. Collections feature street-style hoodies and chic statement handbags and you can expect to see a burst of Pepper Girl spirit striding down the runway with a killer afterparty to top it off.

  • The Country to City Muse
    Femme Country Magazine will be hosting its first fashion runway featuring some of the UK’s most exciting luxury country designers. Collections will explore the step from rural country living to the buzz of cosmopolitan city life through the fashion choices we make.

Events will run in collaboration with a host of venues and businesses from across the city of York including Malmaison, DoubleTree by Hilton York, Berry’s Jewellers, York College of Fashion, Time to Bloom and Browns.

Mark Bewick, Managing Director, of York Fashion Week explained: “After a two-year hiatus, the response to the Spring Summer show has been phenomenal and we have an exciting programme of events scheduled for the week-long celebration of fashion. It’s incredible to see so many people, not just from the world of fashion but also local hotels, businesses and restaurants working together for the good of the city. Since its inception, it’s been heart-warming to see the positive impact that YFW has had. I’ve witnessed first hand owners of fledgling businesses, aspiring models and stylists starting out grow in confidence to follow their dreams.”

Nicky Hayer, Founder and Director at York Fashion Week, added: “York Fashion Week has evolved and provides an impactful stage for our city’s creative talent to showcase their work, but also brings exciting designers, brands and artists into our city too. We have been overwhelmed by the interest already shown in YFW and know that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.”

Tickets for the events can be obtained by visiting

Image credit : Olivia Brabbs Photography


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.

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