Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - January/February 2023

HARROGATE FASHION WEEK PREVIEW 23 Harrogate Fashion Week announces new dates for 2023, with the show throwing the spotlight on a selection of brands across womenswear, accessories and footwear Harrogate Fashion Week is delighted to announce the dates for both seasons in 2023 of 5th & 6th February and 30th & 31st July, with dates for 2024 and 2025 also committed too, with plenty more space to further expand. Located in Halls B, C and M at the Harrogate Convention Centre, this show continues to show growth each season with new labels committing to making HFW their main and some their only trade exhibition. With a fabulous selection of brands showcasing womenswear, accessories and footwear this show attracts buyers from across the country who can buy next seasons collections from their current suppliers and browse new labels to refresh their offering. The show sits in the centre of this beautiful spa town within walking distance of a choice of hotels, apartments and B&B’s with a great selection of price points. Harrogate has an enviable choice of bars and restaurants so a great place to do business and network after hours. Harrogate is centrally situated in the heart of the UK with easy access by road, rail or air. Leeds/Bradford Airport is only a 20-minute taxi ride and has regular flights from Heathrow, Dublin and Belfast. LNER has direct trains from London or connect via York for trains from Scotland. For 25 percent discount see the website. For those choosing to drive all the hotels have parking along with the Convention Centre. Over 80 percent of brands have rebooked after a successful July show to include Frank Lyman, Dolcezza, Tinta, Taifun, Carla Ruiz, Veromia, Pomodoro, Smith & Soul, Rino & Pelle, Marble, Tilly and Grace, Alison Sheri, Lizabella, and distributor Carol C showing her brands Orientique, Tirelli and Foil. New collections joining the show for February include Sahara, SMF, Nomads, Access, Aggel Knitwear, BB Jewellery, Capuccino, Pretty Vacant, and Beaumont. The footwear offering at the show keeps growing each season and the show organisers are delighted to welcome new signings for the February event of EMIS and Brenda Zara from Spain, joining our regular shoe brands of Lotus, Bagatt, Menbur, Capollini, Carmela and XTI. Wendy and Sarah, Directors of the show expressed their delight with the lovely comments received after the summer show in July: “We had Buyers and Exhibitors thanking us for putting together the perfect buying platform in perfect surroundings. “We work hard with all our contractors to put together a beautiful show and the July event was our best and largest to date. We are already planning the next event and having exciting talks with other fashion sections of the industry which we will announce soon. Registration goes live on the website www.harrogatefashionweek. com in November, when a full brand list will also go live. HOME OF FASHION IN BRIEF When: 5th & 6th February and 30th & 31st July Where: Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate Who: 23