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After Hours: Forward-Thinking Fashion

Take a journey through the past, present and future of fashion at this unique after-hours event, featuring So La Flair's sustainable fashion show, The Fabric of Us—a catwalk cabaret of sustainable self-expression and creativity.

Follow the textiles story, from life in industrial Manchester to innovations in design, printing and finishing, in the Textiles Gallery. Experience the thunderous sounds of historic machinery in action at demonstrations taking place until 20.00.  

Browse the pop-up market curated by Beg Steal & Borrow, selling a range of planet-friendly garments and slow fashion favourites.  

Then get ready for The Fabric of Us—a sustainable fashion show celebrating Manchester's place in fashion history and the generations of people who have brought it to life. Weaving together catwalk, storytelling, archival footage and dance, The Fabric of Us will showcase planet-friendly self-expression, while looking forward to a future where looking good doesn’t need to cost our planet, people or pockets.

This high energy catwalk performance, performed by So La Flair and Night People and curated by Beg Steal & Borrow, will bring the Revolution Manchester gallery to life, celebrating our unique individuality through what we wear and how we wear it. Discover an exciting portfolio of designers specialising in upcycling, thrifting and innovative accessible fashion.

Included in your ticket:  

  • Pop-Up Market Open from 18.30–19.45  
  • Textiles Gallery and Machinery Demos – From 18.30–20.00  
  • Revolution Manchester gallery – Explore throughout the evening  
  • Sustainable Fashion Show 20.00–21.00

Make a night of it

Our pop-up events bar will be serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the evening.

Pre-order a drink along with your ticket to save.  

Add a glass of prosecco for only £5 (£8 on the night), or if you're feeling fancy, pre-order a Vogue Cosmopolitan for £8 (£10 on the night).