I heart Manchester was the message plastered on the riot-scratched buildings, and walking through the city en route to the Harvey Nichols Manchester A/W11 Fashion Show, it was clear that there is a lot to love.
Past the proudly elevated Manchester Art Gallery, round the corner to the evocative Victorian era, Neo-gothic Town Hall where the show was held, Manchester glowed.
Inside the Town Hall, a classical harp echoed through the ornate ceilings whilst we enjoyed a pre-show beverage and admired a girl wearing that Stella dress.
More fashion envy followed in the show. The Joseph leather and rotund fluffy coats, everything Acne, and, unsurprisingly, quite a bit of the bag action.
|The fluffy Joseph|
Bag admiration teamed with copious amounts of complimentary fizz obviously had an affect on my sensibilities as I nearly bought the tiniest and most affordable Mulberry bag in a moment of fashion-induced headiness at the post-show store party.
However, I know the Mulberry Bag Saving Fund still has a long way to go, so instead I skipped back to Piccadilly Station, happy to have enjoyed another Manchester high-fashion fix and ready for the new season ahead. I heart Harvey Nics.