Fashion bible boss reveals why Manchester is ‘in Vogue’ at Fashion’s Night Out launch party

Words and photos by Helen Le Caplain

British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, flanked by fashion designers Henry Holland, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders launched Fashion’s Night Out at Hugo Boss’ Manchester flagship store last night.

The celebration of all things fashion was brought to the north for one night only and saw Manchester shops brought to life after dark with celebrity DJ sets, fashion shows and complementary beauty treatments.

Speaking to MM British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman revealed why Manchester was chosen as the location for the first event outside of the capital.

She explained: “I wanted to move it away from London and do something different. Rather than just move it within London I thought it would be kind of fun to bring the Vogue team here to Manchester.

“It’s amazing; they seem to be rather liking it!”

FASHION ROYALTY: Alexandra Shulman and Henry Holland

After officially launching the event the fashion bible boss dashed off to visit the first of 12 fashion pit stops before ending up at Manchester hot spot Australasia.

She added: “I’m longing to get out and see all the events.

“I’m loving it this year – it’s so exciting to see what’s going in the amazing shop displays!”

Manchester’s very own Henry Holland wore a striking black printed suit paired with black Nike trainers and his trademark quiff.

While one of Kate Middleton’s go-to designers, Canadian-born Erdem Moralioglu played it safe in a chic plain black ensemble.

Hairstylist to the stars Nicky Clarke also made an appearance at the launch party accompanied by fashion designer partner Kelly Simpkin.

CELEBRITY STYLIST: Nicky Clarke and Kelly Simpkin

Guests were not only treated to live entertainment, canapés and refreshments, but live event Illustrator Clym Evernden also mingled among guests sketching ink images as commemorative keepsakes for the Fashion’s Night Out launch event.

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