Standard tickets from £10 and VIP packages available


Doors open 10am-5.30pm


Leeds Fashion Festival

Leeds Fashion Festival is the perfect platform with which to align your brand! The ultimate fashion arena to launch your fashion talent as an aspiring designer and as a model to strut your stuff to global success. Discover unique opportunities and key brand solutions to meet your business and marketing objectives.

The line-up of high street brands, well-known and independent fashion designers, boutiques, celebrities and inspirational catwalk shows are more glittering and unique than ever before. Prepare yourself for the ultimate shopping extravaganza with over 50 plus pop-up outlets for women, men and children.

Get fashion savvy with fashion trend reports by industry experts and take away exclusive style secrets. Enjoy hair and beauty makeovers showcasing the latest hairstyles and make-up looks for the season ahead.

Discover the possibilities at the North’s largest fashion, beauty and lifestyle exhibition. Leeds Fashion Festival is not to be missed!




Lisa Darwin

Founder and organiser of Leeds Fashion Festival, Manchester Fashion Festival and FB Fashion Ball in Leeds, Manchester, London, Newcastle and Liverpool.

Lisa has a wealth of experience, credibility and a proven reputation for creating numerous high profile fashion events throughout the UK and building a platform to showcase local talent. Well connected within the fashion industry with relationships spanning over more than two decades, Lisa has worked with famous high street brands/designers, local independent designers and up and coming student designers.

Fashion Clients: Harvey Nichols, Reiss, French Connection, Flannels, Diesel, Jigsaw, Joules, Karen Millen, L K Bennett, Debenhams, House of Frazer, Hugo Boss, All Saints, Hawes & Curtis, Ted Baker, Paul Smith, Armani Exchange, Zara, Top Shop, Marks & Spencer, Warehouse, Oasis, H&M, River Island, John Lewis, Pandora, Kurt Geiger, Dior, Boots, Next, Joy, Matthew Williamson, Betty Jackson, Chanel, Westrow, Henry Holland, Jasper Conran. Independent designers, Lisa Jayne Dann, Accent Clothing, Lamberts Yard. Lisa has built up a reputable and envious reputation for her high standards, creativity and delivering success beyond expectation.

Lisa has her own Style Show with Made in Leeds Television. The fashion series broadcast fashion, hair, beauty and lifestyle topics and makeovers. Featured interviews with high profile businesses and independents in Yorkshire to showcase the talent in the region. Lisa is the Lifestyle Correspondent for, reporting on up and coming lifestyle and fashion news from Yorkshire and North West regions.

Lisa is a qualified Image Consultant, Marketer, Fashion expert, TV Presenter, Designer and Business Owner. Wife to Christopher and mummy to Alexander and Elizabeth. To describe Lisa in three words: Wife, Mother and forever Fun!


Festival Features

2016 will see the hugely popular Style Stars Catwalk feature not only trend presentations from some of the world’s top designers but also host ‘Expert’ sessions. Featuring catwalk presentations from the high street, to fashion designers. Keep an eye on Style Stars news and social media for the latest announcements.

This spectacular sponsored catwalk show features top models, dancers, music acts and high street fashion brands in a spectacular 45-minute show. With up to 7 shows on the day showcasing the best of British high street fashion and accessories, complemented by cutting edge hair styles and the make-up look of the season.

This is a high profile platform for local students stepping into their fashion destiny! A unique and rare opportunity for local students to display their talent flair to a wide audience of fashion hungry fashionistas. The Talent Runway show is popular with fashion scouts and fashion brands seeking new creative talent and for individuals to start to build their own fashion label.

This fashion show is the first for plus size models a topic at the forefront of our fashion industry today. The brave beauties of our time step out to prove bigger is better and beauty is not just a size 0, but stands for so much more! This unique show celebrates the larger shaped woman and brings to light the best fashions to show off those beautiful curves.

The Designer Runway show is a unique and exclusive platform for well-known and famous designers to pre-view their latest collection. This vibrant and high-end show is a true showstopper and one to watch for the ultimate style know how.

A rare opportunity for local and international independent fashion designers to create a show that reflects their personal and unique style showcasing their latest collection. This show guarantees to be one of a kind with eye catching and exclusive pieces to add to your wardrobe. A masterpiece of creativity, fashion flair and local talent on display.

A luxury oasis within Hair and Beauty, where VIP visitors can book in to be pampered by some of the UK’s very best hair, beauty and nail artists. With hundreds of visitors you have the opportunity to fully brand this area and engage with the most discerning consumers at the show.

Shopping Exhibition

Leeds Fashion Festival believes that the one size fits all approach does not create a successful shopping experience for exhibitors and visitors alike and therefore we provide personal and tailored packages to suit the needs of different brands. The event is divided up into four different zones according to price points and product.

Brands offering fast fashion, gift ideas and accessories will be located in the chic & Affordable area of the show. Visitors will come to this section to find fantastic fashion on a budget from brands that offer the latest in street-cool. We will also feature a Vintage Avenue and Lifestyle Marketplace, something for everyone!

Visitors know that this area of the show is the place to go for an eclectic mix of fashion for all tastes. It is the home to various independent designers and trendy up and coming brands.

A vast array of high street and independent beauty brands will be located within the Hair and Beauty section of the show offering visitors everything they’ll need to get ready for the seasons ahead. Very popular with visitors, this area of the show brings together the very best of hair and beauty products as well as live demonstrations.

In the heart of the Hair & Beauty Arena, watch amazing live demonstrations, makeovers, style transformations and hair and make-up trend reports, featuring the latest body treatments for draw back the years.

Shimmer, shine, gloss! Now is the perfect time o start thinking about what you’ll be wearing over the coming months and get inspiration from expert speakers and celebrities.

Fancy trying new tones to suit your colourings? On the Style Fix Studio you’ll see experts in action, picking visitors out from the crowds and demonstrating the latest hair and make-up techniques, helping you perfect the techniques and tricks to test out at home.

As well as beauty demonstrations, designer Q&A’s, fashion guru’s including journalists, trend forecasters, stylists and style scouts will be giving you industry insights into what’s hot what’s not. They’ll help you make space in your wardrobe, by telling you which trends to ditch and which to keep!


Tickets & Packages

Standard Ticket

All day entry to Leeds Fashion Festival A dedicated seat in the Fashion Stadium at your chosen (available) performance time




VIP Ticket

All day entry to Leeds Fashion Festival Priority seating in the Fashion Stadium at your chosen (available) performance time Luxury show bag (NEW for 2016) The Leeds Fashion Festival official Show Guide The Leeds Fashion Festival branded wristband Priority booking in the Pamper Lounge




Student Tickets

Students can claim 10% discount on both standard and VIP tickets and will receive everything outlined in the associated packages. Student discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Please note that university students must have a valid student ID card at time of booking and must show their card on entry to the show.


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Networking Lunch

Invitation to network over a buffet lunch with top designers, fashion experts, models and ambassadors of the fashion, hair and beauty industry Plus everything included in the standard VIP package. Tickets for the Networking Lunch start from £60

Group Bookings

Leeds Fashion Festival also offers great discounts for groups 10+ For more information on prices and to book your students’ tickets call the ticket line on 07889 016280.

Child Policy

Children aged between 0-5 are eligible for free admission every day and must sit on an adult’s lap in the theatre. However, if a seat is required for the catwalk shows full priced ticket must be purchased.


Exhibit & Sponsor

Exploit the unlimited opportunities to engage with your customers and secure new customers! The perfect place to showcase your brand to a wide audience and strengthen the buyer relationship between brand and consumer whilst creating lasting and unique fashion experiences for your target customers.

Leeds Fashion Festival offers bespoke and tailored sponsorship packages for clients, please see the different features above which brands can be aligned to.

For sponsorship and exhibiting information please email or call 07889 016280.