ollie and fred at MCR Fashion Festival

On the 13th October I was lucky enough to attend the MCR Fashion Festival gala event, held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

Billed as “the most stylish and biggest fashion event outside of London” it was indeed a fantastic evening full of non-stop entertainment, including catwalk shows from Manchester’s most successful designers and global brands as well as live music performances from the supremely talented Simon Webbe and Victoria Ekanoye.

Coronation Street stars turned out in force to support the event, including Bhavna Limbachia, Lucy Fallon and Mollie Winnard, who all looked sensational in full length couture gowns by Manchester-based designer Zeynep Kartal.

Here I am (in the ollie and fred worker bee scarf) having my photo taken with the girls.

Photo credit: @dominicholden65

Guest presenter Catherine Tyldesley did a wonderful job as our host for the evening, coordinating proceedings beautifully and looking absolutely stunning in her elegant and stylish Zeynep Kartal bespoke full length gown. 

I’d like to say a huge thank you to Laura Stubbs and Lisa Forshaw at Real PR for organising such a successful evening showcasing Manchester’s fashion credentials.