Manchester Fashion Week - New Talent

Keen to discover the talent of tomorrow, MFW will be launching the largest independent catwalk showcase Manchester has ever seen.

By Manchester's Finest | 26 March 2013

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Manchester Fashion Week (MCFRW) is launching their second year at the National Football Museum on 22nd – 26th April 2013 and Vauxhall are on board to host the first ever New Talent competition in the North West.


Keen to discover the talent of tomorrow, Manchester Fashion Week will be launching the largest independent catwalk showcase Manchester has ever seen on Thursday 25th April.

Hosted in a city that was at the forefront of the Industrial revolution and is now the fastest growing city in the UK, Manchester is the perfect place to launch the search for the Best of British.

From Vivienne Westwood to Henry Holland and more recently Nadine Merabi who showcased her debut collection at Manchester Fashion Week last year, the city is constantly proving its place as the fashion capital of the North.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of the industry’s finest business executives including Carol Kane, the joint CEO of MCRFW’s headline sponsor, celebrity stylist Martine Alexander and Founder of the stunning Black White Denim Boutique in Wilmslow, Jo Davies.

MCRFW will give 6 finalists the platform to showcase their collection in front of Manchester’s Fashion elite, as well as offer them a full show production crew consisting of leading international beauty brands, Redken and Lancome, and models from PHA.

How to enter: Are you located in the North West and have a brand set up within the last three years? Whatever your price point or target consumer, enter the Vauxhall New Talent for independents and you could be the next big thing to grace our catwalks.

Email with a link to your website and examples of your work by the 5th April.

The 6 lucky candidates will get the chance to showcase their collection free of charge at Manchester Fashion Week 2013 on the 25th April 2013. From the final 6, one lucky winner will be picked on the night by the MCRFW judges and announced the winner.

Prizes include:
Media and Advertising in Style-Etc Magazine worth £2,400 for the year.

40 hours of consultancy time with to receive managerial advice on your business.

You will also have your MCRFW show showcased on Fashion TV along with packaging from experts Duo UK who will develop a personal range for the winner’s brand and donate all must have packaging items for your brands set up.

Finally the winner will receive legal advice from intellectual property lawyers Kuits and front page website exposure of your collection on for the next three months.

For more information and full terms and conditions of the Vauxhall New Talent show please go to