What is York Fashion Week?


York Fashion Week is a real celebration of fashion, creativity, and style that takes place in the stunning city of York.

Local venues are taken over and open their doors to the fashion-loving public. You’re invited to browse the calendar before booking tickets for various runway shows, fashion lecturers, style workshops and more.

We’re not here to tell you what to wear. We’re here to inspire you creatively, show you what’s happening in the world of fashion, and create a platform for designers at all levels in their careers.

This diverse event launched in 2018 and has already showcased numerous talented designers from across the UK, an array of independent businesses and a huge number of high street brands. And in 2019, we proudly became a friend of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Leeds.

The Organisers

Nicky Hayer

Founder/Managing Director

Nicky is one of the founding members and Directors of York Fashion Week. Her role sees her working as Head of Marketing for the event, as Nicky is also the MD of NIMA; a York based marketing agency working with luxury brands across the UK.


Mark Bewick

Founder/Creative Director

As Creative Director of NIMA, Mark understands luxury brands and how to create the perfect, stylish showcase. Mark founded York Fashion Week and now manages all aspects of YFW’s creative design including the branding, website, and events programme.


Angela Horner


Angela is the Associate Director at Browns Department Store, specifically delivering Sales and Customer Service training and working on enhancing the customer experience in the stores. She is now a founding member and Director for York Fashion Week, with a specific focus on outreach and operations management.


Lauren Dodds

Operations Manager

Lauren’s role as Operations Manager at YFW sees her liaising with local businesses to organise city-wide events. Lauren is also the Operations Manager for the York-based brand consultancy agency, NIMA, where she works alongside an array of luxury brands.


Olivia Brabbs

Head of Photography

Olivia Brabbs has been the official Head of Photography for YFW since its launch and has produced stunning photography, from runway to editorial, which features across our marketing and PR.


Sonia Schofield

Head of Hair & Make-up

Award winning makeup artist, Sonia Schofield, is Head of Hair & Makeup at YFW. Attending photo shoots, designing looks, and managing the hair and make-up teams, Sonia’s incredible work has been featured in many national publications.


The Wider Team

Andy Taylor-Boocock
Model Management
Michelle Taylor-Boocock
Model Management
Sophie Stamford
Marketing Assistant