MCR Fashion Festival is a celebration of Manchester’s fantastic fashion credentials, with an array of catwalk shows from the city’s global designers and rising stars. Join us for a fabulous Gala evening event, inspired by the MET Gala, with fashion, food, drink, and a fun-filled line up of live entertainment.
ABOUT OUR AMBASSADORS
CORONATION STREET ACTRESS: BHAVNA LIMBACHIA
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.
INTERNATIONAL FASHION DESIGNER: ZEYNEP KARTAL
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.
I was really pleased to be able to showcase my latest collection in my hometown of Manchester at such a brilliant event. I love London Fashion Week but Manchester is my home. I was also thrilled when Lisa & Laura asked me to be an ambassador for the event! They did a tremendous job with MCRFF and I’m looking forward to showcasing my collection with McrFF again!
I was so proud to work with MCR fashion festival, alongside some of the biggest & best Manchester born brands. Not only was it amazing exposure for my brand but I also met some amazing like-minded people that share the same passion as me. I’d like to thank Laura and Lisa for an amazing event and giving me the opportunity to showcase my jewellery on the catwalk!
It was a wonderful experience to be involved in the Manchester Fashion festival.
The organisation of the event was exceptional, both Laura & Lisa were amazing hosts and ambassadors for the event and for Watches of Switzerland to be involved was great exposure for the new Manchester showroom.
Watches of Switzerland looks forward to a growing relationship and association with the Manchester Fashion Festival for many years to come.
Watches of Switzerland
VIP Manager, Watches of Switzerland
When Laura & Lisa contacted Native Youth to see if we would like to be part of the MCR fashion festival and under take our first catwalk we jumped at the opportunity to work with Real PR.
The event was beautifully put together in a fantastic location, Manchester Hall, building great exposure for Native Youths first ever catwalk show.
We look forward to being a part of the future fashion festivals and thank Lisa & Laura for such a well run event.