MCR Fashion Festival

The most stylish fashion show outside of London for 2018


MCR Fashion Festival is a celebration of Manchester’s growing fashion credentials by showcasing global designers, including Zeynep Kartal, to the city’s rising stars.

This VIP event will take place on Friday 23rd of February 2018 at the stunning Manchester Hall.

Some of Manchester’s most successful & talented designers will share their fabulous collections, straight from the London Fashion Week catwalks.



Growing up within a creative Indian family, and being surrounded by vibrant colours and fabrics meant fashion has always been a significant part of my life. This fulled my curiosity and became a natural progression into studying Fashion and Textiles at Runshaw College in Preston.

With the fusion of my two loves, Fashion and The Performing Arts, I later completed a degree in Costume Design at The University of Leeds, Bretton Hall, surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Sculpture Park. After graduating I went on to working in Theatre, Television and Film in the Costume department. I later made the transition from working behind the camera to working in front of the camera and in 2010, alongside acting started up a Vintage Jewellery company selling up-cycled, one-of-a-kind pieces along with vintage bags and accessories.


Zeynep launched the Zeynep Kartal brand beginning of 2013, following more than twenty years of experience in the fashion industry in a variety of areas including textile, design, production and marketing.

Zeynep Kartal has now made a splash in the celebrity-filled red carpets of the UK, and wowing the catwalks of London’s Fashion Week with her elegant silhouettes and modern lines sought after by a growing number of American & British celebrities including Whitney Port, Coleen Rooney, Pixie Lott, Amanda Holden, Marina and The Diamonds, Michelle Keegan, Cheryl Cole and Lady Gaga.

The Zeynep Kartal aesthetic creates a distinctive sense of elegance and femininity using the finest fabrics including natural silk, crepe, lace, and lurex silk hand-made embellishments. Zeynep feels those pieces create a distinctive sense of femininity and influences are key in the Zeynep Kartal brand.  Zeynep’s aim is to encourage women to find their own style and to feel confident in their appearance. ‘Zeynep Kartal’s’ signature style is smooth and sophisticated elegance.

Zeynep likes to take on more than one challenge, and has also launched a ‘Little Ladies’  which is a unique children’s-wear collection, that aims to give ‘Little Ladies’ a touch of ladylike elegance which is another ‘Zeynep Kartal’s’ unique range.



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