Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Manchester Fashion Week and Vauxhall Search for New Talent

A little addition to my last post, I have some more exciting news on next months event!

Manchester Fashion Week organisers have managed to nab Vauxhall to host the first ever New Talent competition right here in the North West!

Vauxhall have been the driving force behind emerging new talent for a number of years hosting their Fashion Scout competition at London Fashion Week, however, that is all set to change as they set their sights on the North of the country, leaving Fashion Scout behind and joining Manchester Fashion Week to search for fresh and raw new talent!

Hosting the largest independent catwalk showcase Manchester has ever seen, Vauxhall are looking for the talent of tomorrow, in the city that has turned out talent such as Vivienne Westwood, Henry Holland and most recently Nadine Merabi, who featured at last years MCRFW event.

Nadine Merabi, featured at last years MCRFW event

The judging panel will be made up of influential industry insiders including Carol Kane, joint CEO of MCRFW headline sponsors; Martine Alexander, celebrity stylist; and Jo Davies, founder of Black White Denim Boutique in Wilmslow. Six of the finalists will be given a platform by MCRFW to showcase their collection to Manchester's fashion elite, as well as providing a full show production crew including fellow sponsors and beauty brands Redken, Lancome and models from PHA!

How to enter: Are you located in the North West and have a brand set up within the last three years? Whatever your price point or target consumer, enter the Vauxhall New Talent for independents and you could be the next big thing to grace our catwalks.

Email with a link to your website and examples of your work by the 5th April.

The 6 lucky candidates will get the chance to showcase their collection free of charge at Manchester Fashion Week 2013 on the 25th April 2013. From the final 6, one lucky winner will be picked on the night by the MCRFW judges and announced the winner.

Prizes include:
  • ·      Media and Advertising in Style-Etc Magazine worth £2,400 for the year.
  • ·      40 hours of consultancy time with to receive managerial advice on your business.
  • ·      You will also have your MCRFW show showcased on Fashion TV along with packaging from experts Duo UK who will develop a personal range for the winner’s brand and donate all must have packaging items for your brands set up.
  • ·      Finally the winner will receive legal advice from intellectual property lawyers Kuits and front page website exposure of your collection on for the next three months

      Check out for full terms and conditions and more information on the event.

The addition of Vauxhall to the Manchester Fashion Week event has helped establish Manchester firmly as the Fashion Capital of the North. It is really exciting to see more big names and opportunities shift to the North of the country and I am really excited to be a part of it! This is a fantastic opportunity for any fresh business or budding designer to make their mark, I am looking forward to seeing the show! 

The Vauxhall new talent show will feature on Thursday the 25th of April. If you also want to attend the show, tickets are on sale for the event at or click here for the direct link.

Best of Luck to those that enter!!

Kate xxx

Manchester Fashion Week
      MCRFW was established in 2012 to:
      To create a must-visit event for fashion festival that offers an affordable and aspirational platform for fashion designers and retailers to reach buyers
      Build a legacy which ensures MFW drives investments in the city’s economy, as well as the UK fashion industry
      Support the development of fashion talent in Manchester and within the UK

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