Independent Fashion Event

Purple Riot presents a fashion extravaganza in support of independent fashion and retail this Christmas.

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 15 January 2016

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Purple Riot presents a fashion extravaganza in support of independent fashion and retail this Christmas.

Purple Riot Marketing, a Northern Quarter based fashion and lifestyle marketing agency, are once again supporting independent fashion brands and retailers with a curated fashion event on 5th December 2015, showcasing the best in independent womenswear and accessories from across Manchester.


The event is one of three taking place as part of Over the Bridge Festival, a new initiative showcasing the best in music, spoken word and fashion curated by some of the finest creative Manchester minds including Purple Riot, digital agency Cube 3 and Sofar Sounds.

Purple Riot continuously strives to support indie fashion and retail and launched Love Fashion: Manchester, in 2013 as part of Vogue Fashion’s Night out. The event which was curated by the team at Purple Riot was attended by over 5,000 people and took place in Exchange Square and gave independent designers the opportunity casino to showcase their collections with pop up exhibition spaces and fashion shows alongside the major high street brands that take part in the national event. The team have since gone on to produce the event at Old Granada Studios and as part of the Heart of Manchester Bid Student Takeover.


Nikki Kitchen Managing Director at Purple Riot, ‘We are proud to have been asked to curate the fashion element of this great little festival. The team at Purple Riot are very much about supporting independent fashion and retail in Manchester and this event will once again showcase the brilliant emerging talent and design the city has to offer’

The event is free and takes place from 4-7.30pm on 5th December in the bohemian paradise of Sofas & Stuff (located next to The Lowry Hotel). Featuring fashion shows and pop up shops from a range of innovative designers including luxury ethical womenswear brand Beaumont Organic, luxury fur fashion and accessories from online boutique Style Skin, contemporary jewellery from Kiki Minchin, accessories from online boutique Hoochie Mama and luxury party wear from Sumayah Deria.