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14th September 2011

Welcome/back to Manchester

A lighthearted mission statement from the Mancunion’s fashion editorial team

Whether you’re a worldly-wise seasoned scholar, fully-naturalised Mancunian or just nervously embarking upon your own journey of academic rigour and twisted self-discovery, we fashionable types at your favourite university publication are here to help you look your very best –whatever you get up to this year in Manchester.

We want to celebrate this city, with its distinctive style and heritage, as well as the iconic individuals it has inspired, nurtured and produced. From Ian Curtis to Agyness Deyn and Henry Holland, the Gallagher brothers to Emmelline Pankhurst, our beloved fashion capital of the North has a famously rich and diverse history, of which you, our achingly hip and stylish student populace, are now a fundamental aspect. So most importantly, we want to celebrate your own substantial fashion know-how and generally show you off a bit.

We shall be bringing you catwalk inspiration, alongside our more affordable interpretations, and boldly venture past the Arndale centre to find you the most exciting and unexplored treasure troves nestled in and around the city. We shall endeavour to come up with some weird and wonderful methods for end-of-loan, below the breadline wardrobe reinvention, and keep you up to date with all the most exciting local fashionable happenings.

Perhaps most importantly, we shall be showcasing your most impressive ensembles for all those nosy fashion fiends among us to ogle and admire. Please accept our sincerest apologies in advance if you are interrogated about your jacket whilst innocently guzzling in the library cafe or snapped all breathless and sweaty (but looking effortlessly chic) on your way to a lecture, we have the best of intentions. So, Manchester’s brightest young things, future icons and all-round sartorial heroes: here’s to one fashionably frugal and seriously stylish year.

Roisin Dervish-O'Kane

Roisin Dervish-O’Kane

Former Fashion Editor (2011-2012).

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