This popular event from Vogue has been hogged by London since 2009, but this year Fashion’s Night Out makes its move up to the glorious North to show that Manchester is a serious contender in the style stakes. With local shops, restaurants, galleries and museums all involved, the evening promises to be much more than just twilight shopping – here’s our pick of some of the best events on offer.

JJ Rosa (pictured) at St Ann’s Church
To enjoy an artist that embraces diversity in both image and sound, head down to St Ann’s Church for a semi-acoustic free gig from up-and-coming songstress JJ Rosa. With a style combining soul, psych rock, pop and hip-hop with an eclectic and exciting approach to fashion, the singer-songwriter’s set will be a perfect way to conclude the variety of Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out. Hailing from Heaton Moor, JJ Rosa will also inject some local flavour to the evening to perfectly mark its launch in Manchester.
St Ann’s Church, St Ann’s Square, M2 7LF, 10pm (tickets allocated 9pm), FREE

Topshop does VFNO
High street favourite Topshop is getting in on the action by putting on an evening event at their Arndale store. With DJs spinning tunes all night, refreshments from Fentimans and Bloom, complimentary beauty bar serving up free makeovers and manicures and various freebies and offers up for grabs, it looks like all needs are covered. But the most exciting addition to the agenda is a fashion and beauty talk from Topshop’s Creative Director and Vogue’s Contributing Fashion Editor, Kate Phelan, whose fashion credentials are not to be sniffed at.
Topshop, Manchester Arndale Centre, M4 3AQ, 6pm, FREE,

‘Vogue Eats’ on King Street
The night may be one that celebrates fashion, but we’re still human: we still know that a large part of a great night out is in the eating. Luckily, King Street will be hosting pop-up ‘Vogue Eats’ to feed the hungry visitors, with big names such as Carluccio’s, Hey Little Cupcake and the sumptuous Hotel Chocolat, as well as popular locals, Margo and Rita, who serve their Mexican grub from the hatch of a bright purple van. With a lineup hand-picked to rival the variety of the fashion industry itself, there’s something for all tastes.
Various points along King Street, M2

The best of the rest: Boogie on to BBC Radio One presenter Jameela Jamil DJing at Selfridges, get hot under the collar with a live window display at Agent Provocateur, go all Mystic Meg with free tea leaf readings at Cath Kidston, or munch on edible stilettos with special menu at Cicchetti.

Thu 10 Oct, Various locations, Various times, Most events FREE,

Thu 10 Oct
Jess Hardiman
Published on:
Mon 7 Oct 2013