Kate Phelan talking at Topshop Arndale in Manchester

Budding fashion editors, designers and writers gathered in the Topshop Arndale store last night as Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out headed north to Manchester for the first time. It was a flourish of fashion and fun as the store played host to a number of attractions from giveaways to exclusive FNO swag. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly a talk from Topshop Creative Director and Vogue Contributing Fashion Editor Kate Phelan, who enraptured the audience with her discussion on everything from trends and street style, to Topshop inspirations and the upcoming elusive Kate Moss collection. Afterwards Kate chatted to shoppers, answered questions and doled out advice on the fashion industry to eager listeners, who in turn told her about their work and why they wanted to break in to the fashion sphere – it seems Manchester has a lot of up and coming talent!

Our Beauty Gumball machines and Pucker Up beauty wall

Shoppers also enjoyed a host of entertainments while they sipped on ice cold G+T’s and perused the rails, from giant beauty gumball machines to a chance to win a VIP trip by puckering up and planting a lipstick kiss on our beauty wall. We even had a beauty bar on hand to give free makeovers and manicures, all while listening to the heavy beats from the night’s DJ Nicola Bear.

Kate Phelan and lucky Topshop shoppers

All in all the evening was a whopping success. Manchester we salute you, you ensured Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out 2013 was the best one yet!