Thursday, 10 October 2013

#FNOMCR Vogue Fashion's Night Out Manchester 2013: Where to go?

So, whilst I get better acquainted with Mickey Mouse, you crazy kids get to run around Manchester being fabulous for British Vogue's Fashion's Night Out!

If I was there with you, here's what I would be doing tonight...

I'd start things gently with a cheeky drink at Flannels over on The Avenue (M3), where Matthew Williamson will be propping up the bar and signing t-shirts willy nilly.

After a bevvy, I'd take a stroll up Deansgate toward House of Fraser (M3), or as proppa Mancs call it, Kendals. Iconic vogue covers will be on exhibit and there's something about their beauty hall that takes you straight into Miracle on 34th Street 

In one door, out the other and across the road into Harvey Nichols (M1) for a refresher glass of bubbles and to see what Markus Lupfer, Sophia Webster, Philip Armstrong, Roksanda Ilincic and company are up to.

Now, let's scoot into Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square (M3) where we party with fashion royalty; designers Erdem, Jonathan Saunders and Henry Holland and play a spot of BINGO hosted by the fabulous and inimitable Jonny Woo.

Once I'd got a full house I'd hop skip and jump to Manchester Arndale (M4), the centre of the city's retail scene, for one hell of a party indeed. The frivolity features a moving catwalk, fashion shows every twenty minutes from 4pm, a super-sized digital Tweet wall to relay the live conversations and a random pair of giant red killer heels to climb into for a photo to mark the 300,000+ pairs of shoes stocked at Manchester Arndale at any one time.

Once I'd had a snap in the heels I'd bob into TOPSHOP (M4) for the Q&A with TOPSHOP Creative Director and Vogue Co-Director, Kate Phelan.

Oh, just enough time to run back to Harvey Nichols for the talk with Alexandra Shulman and Paula Reed before a late dinner at Australasia (M3).

Have a fabulous time Manchester, do me proud.