Vogue’s Anna Wintour to visit York fashion show

Queen of the fashion world will give a Q&A on campus

Vogue editor Anna Wintour will visit York – that’s “old” York – later this month (January 29) for a fashion show featuring the designs of young people from across a number of colleges and universities.

The fashion mogul will be joined by Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian, for a Q&A that will open the event at Central Hall.

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Anna Wintour

The Northern Youth Fashion Show has been organised by HARD Magazine, a fashion publication at the University of York, where students from York, Sunderland, Leeds, Newcastle College, Hull College, the University of Central Lancashire, and Liverpool John Moores University will participate. All proceeds from the show will go refugee charities The Xavier Project and Refugee Action York.

“We wanted to host an event that would highlight the creative talent of students and support the community by fundraising for local charities,” said Ellie Wintour, niece of Anna and one of the event organisers.

“It’s fantastic to have Anna and Katharine on board to help make it a success. We are pleased with the positive response we’ve had so far. It’s going to be a night to remember!”

BAFTA-winning film director Adam Curtis will collaborate with HARD’s creative directors to produce the show that will likely turn heads across the North and beyond.

The evening’s programme includes a champagne reception and a live performance from the Friendly Fires. Tickets for the event cost £30 and £15 for students and are available here.