Weekender: Sheffield’s in style with return of fashion and beauty week

Style Sheffield returns this May with two free events that will bring together independent boutiques and big-name brands in a celebration of fashion and beauty in the city centre.

Part of Sheffield BID’s Alive After Five strategy, Style Sheffield showcases the city centre’s diverse fashion scene, from Sheffield’s favourite vintage shops to some of the biggest names in the UK’s fashion and beauty industries.

The Style Sheffield Beauty Night will take place at Virgin Money Lounge on Thursday 17 May, inspired by the wedding of the year, the royal nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The second event is the Style Sheffield Fashion Show, taking place at City Hall on Thursday 24 May. Expect fizz, fun and fashion as national brands and Sheffield boutiques showcase their collections on the catwalk.   Browse your favourites at the Style Sheffield market, with retailers bringing exclusive products and discounts to the event. One guest will be given a live, on-stage makeover from a fashion expert.

For those looking for a new wardrobe without the price tag, visit the Style Sheffield Fashion Exchange. To take part, all thrifty fashionistas need to do is bring some old clothes they no longer want and then browse rails full of clothing donated by others to find something new. Any clothing left unclaimed at the end of the evening will be donated to the Cathedral Archer Project.

Both events are free to attend, and guests can expect to see the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Mooch Vintage, and fantastic hair and beauty brands including GHD, Bobbi Brown and Liz Earle.

Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID Manager, said: “Style Sheffield will feature the city centre’s fantastic range of independent stores and national chains, and promote Sheffield city centre as a destination for style and fashion.

“Alive After Five works to boost the early evening economy by promoting the city centre as a vibrant place to visit after 5pm, and events like Style Sheffield support this, as well as providing a platform for retailers small and large to showcase their latest collections.”

Tom Holmes, Head of Branch at John Lewis, said: “Following John Lewis’ involvement in the first Style Sheffield, we cannot wait for this event to return in May. We will be showcasing our latest collections on the catwalk at the Fashion Show and a fantastic range of hair and beauty brands at the Beauty Night.

“During Style Sheffield, John Lewis enjoys working alongside other retailers to promote the fantastic shopping available in Sheffield city centre.”