Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Harvey Nichols Manchester AW12 Catwalk Show

Like stuffing at Christmas and sparklers on Bonfire Night, it just doesn't feel like Autumn until the Harvey Nichols Catwalk invitation drops through my letter box. This year's show couldn't have come sooner, after a dismal summer and a few stressful months at work it was nice to sit back and remember what I love about fashion, the drama.

This year's show took place in-store (even Harvey's are feeling the pinch) but the first floor was transformed into a fantasy-like scene inspired by misty autumnal woodland, which made for a great space to showcase this season's HN edit. The North West's best clambered into the show space and immediately starting fanning themselves with pieces of card a la London Fashion Week BFC Tent on a sweaty day.

Allow me to show you the best of my Instagram snaps before the deluge of professional shots hits other publications tomorrow.

It all got a bit wild to start, with animal prints galore from the likes of Cavalli, Karl Donoghue, Gucci and Celine...

Sophie wears Celine Jumper £760, Celine Dress £1250, Celine Shoes £430, Celine Bag £2300, Celine Sunglasses £200

Claire wears, Gucci Dress £2145, Balenciaga Bag £1795, Jimmy Choo Boots £650

There's always a scandi-chic Nordic look, this time called 'Alphine', I adore the Moncler boots!

Daniel wears, Diesel Jumper £140, Dolce and Gabbana Gilet £565, DSquared2 Jeans £350, McQ Alexander McQueen Scarf £150, Dolce and Gabbana Bag £595, Moncler Boots £620

For the ladies (and me, WOO!)

Louis wears Pierre Balmain Gilet £595, Markus Lupfer Sweatpants £235, Creative Recreation Hi Tops £115, Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag £415

Danny wears, Versace Hooded Top £590, Dolce Gym Shorts £305, Jimmy Choo Hi Tops £405

How short is too short?

Tom wears BLK DNM Hooded Top £115, BLK DNM Sweatshirt £90, D&G Shorts £130, Marc by Marc Jacobs Hat £65, Creative Recreation Hi Tops £115, Nicole Farhi Holdall £195

Gold lamé bomber, I'm yours...

Lauren wears, American Retro Jacket £495, Mary Katrantzou Dress £1125, Alexander McQueen Boots £695, Chanel Bag £2835

Military is my go to trend every AW season, here accessorized with a little bling from Givenchy...

Daniel wears DSquared2 Shirt £235, DSquared2 Cost £750, Balmain Jeans £695, Givenchy Bag £695, Jimmy Choo Hi Tops £595

Edward wears Dolce and Gabbana everything, oh so well

For more snaps see my Instagram @jordanjmcdowell or Twitter @jordanjmcdowell

A special mention needs to be made to congratulate the team on their incredible work pulling this show, and all the other Harvey Nichols Catwalk Shows, together. I adore their professionalism, their drive and there ability to do it all in heels.