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20.4.10

Harvey Nichols & Yorkshire Textiles Launch

On April 14th I attend a rather special event which partnered two important important fashion players in West Yorkshire. Yorkshire Textiles and Harvey Nichols in Leeds. The partnership was formed with the help of a number of different wonderful people, including the lovely Carolyn and Susie of Leeds Fashion Works. And Jonathan Dyson of Twist magazine.
Harvey Nichols has transformed its floors to incorporate fabrics from 11 mills from all over Yorkshire. We had a tour of each floor and a talk about the vision the visual merchandising team had when putting together the displays. The aim is to educate the public about Yorkshire Textiles and how rich in history and prestige it really is. Susan Gaunt from Sunny Bank Mill Archive also donated some of their books to be put on display.


Also at the event were some Leeds Met students who had also been involved in the project. They had made coats from some local textiles for..... whippets! These dogs were then filmed with the coats on, and the film is now being projected on the 4th floor of the store.

A few speeches were made on the night to thank all the people involved and there were a few toasts too.
I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Sharon from No.15 in Leeds. We had a natter about all things fashion over some lovely wine. Also we were discussing Carolyn's lovely Prada shoes.

The event was amazing and everyone has worked so well together to create something everyone can enjoy and appreciate while in Harvey Nichols. I do hope that Harvey Nichols will continue to raise the profile of Yorkshire in the fashion industry.

(Pictures by Sandis Kajins)

35 comments:

  1. why do i look so giant on the first picture? haha. love the one of us with sharon! awesome post besty ♥

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  3. This is such a brilliant post- so hope this does help to raise the profile of the textile industry that is often overlooked! brilliant- i used to live in leeds and worked in victoria quarter- thought i recognised Sharon! xx katie
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  4. hi, sounds like an exciting project, nice to see everything went well! x

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  5. amazing!!!

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  6. Thank you for you comment and the bag was such a steal for £15 it is the first time I have brought something from Tesco

    Great post looked like a really amazing evening and glad that they are promting Yorkshires contribution to the textiles world and I love HN too xoxo

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  7. Wow this looks like such a great event to be invited to! Hope you had fun!

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  8. This looks awesome! I totally agree about the promotion of fashion in Yorkshire. I'm originally from W.Yorks!! xxx

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  9. looks like you had a great time!

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  10. love it, wish i wad there :)

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  11. looked like a great event!!!!
    Love your images.

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  12. This actually does look like fun!
    It would be amazing to work in the fashion industry ahh. Maybe one day haha
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  16. I've only been to Leeds once, and I only really saw the university. I must go up there again!

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  17. love the photos, looks like fun
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  18. Oh wow this is a really awesome event. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. looks like it was a great event!

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  20. Lovely pictures and nice to read about the textile launch :D

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  21. the event looks amazing! love it :)

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  22. looks like a great event! nice post <3

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  24. looks lovely! now we just need a harvey nicks in Newcastle x

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  25. Looks like you had an amazing time! I wish I could have been there, it looks awesome!

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  26. Wow, you're so lucky, looks like an amazing event! I too finish my fashion and textile retailing degree in a few weeks, scary!

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