Harvey Nichols hosts a secret fashion show

March 27th, 2014


A secret destination for a very special show

Last Wednesday saw a very special, clandestine fashion show held in Birmingham. Harvey Nichols, based in Birmingham’s Mailbox, is known for bringing style and panache to their shows. The A/W 2013/4 show was a large and lavish affair, with more than 600 attendees. But current renovation work at the Mailbox necessitated a rethink, and the Harvey Nicks team did not disappoint. Moving on from the grand spectacle of last year, we were treated to an intimate affair that was quite literally the hottest ticket in town. Top secret, there were no tweets or posts until the very day, and 600 guests were replaced by a guest list of just 120 – consisting of celebrities, valued customers, and a few invited bloggers. The venue was also a secret, with guests literally being escorted to the surprise venue, a disused building on John Bright Street that had a cool industrial New York air, especially with the soft lighting and neon signs.

And, of course, there was the clothes…

Birmingham Harvey Nichols is one of the smaller boutique stores in the HN family at present, but is able to offer the full Harvey Nichols collection. This full collection was what the audience lapped up, with the cream of the fashion world on display.  Peter Pilotto, Dries Van Noten, Mary Katrantzou, Victoria Beckham, Markus Lupfer, Thakoon, Roksanda Ilincic, Proenza Schouler and JW Anderson – it was like a roll call of all that is fresh and vibrant in fashion in the 21st Century. Add in classic pieces from Givenchy, Diane Von Furstenberg and Roland Mouret, and you have one seriously hot show.

Here are just a few of the key looks.


The setting.






















Of course, following on from the fashion, there was an after show party, this started with more Champagne and goody bags back at the Mailbox store, and then an after- after show party at Malmaison. Unfortunately, being a school night, I didn’t do the second party, but did enjoy a little tipple and chat with my fave bloggers back at the store.



My outfit
Jacket Coleen at Littlewoods
Skirt Next
Top H&M
Bag Accessorize
Necklace Butler and Wilson
Boots Clarks


With thanks to Lisa Piddington and the Harvey Nichols team for the invite and hospitality

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16 Responses to “Harvey Nichols hosts a secret fashion show”

  1. Laura says:

    Love the bright colors and prints! The cobalt and neon orange really caught my eye!

  2. Wow, new stunning styles. Great post. Thanks for being a part of Fashion item Friday and be sure and return next, too. It is so fun to get to know you.

  3. Dawn Lucy says:

    Cool & fun looks! Thanks for sharing! Great post!

  4. Claire says:

    I’m loving all the long skirts, and long maxi dresses. Wish I had a flat stomach for a short top with mine,ha 🙂 looks like a great event . Thanks for sharing over at the weekend blog hop…

  5. fashmr paul says:

    What a great post – That looks looks like a super evening, and there are some great outfits on show

  6. Love the sequin jacket! And your outfit is so pretty…the skirt is gorgeous.

  7. All the clothes looks so LUSH! Love them!


  8. How nice to go to a secret show! Lovely outfits 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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