RUN is an exciting line-up of events overseen by internationally acclaimed Yorkshire designer, and Leeds Beckett University Professor, Matty Bovan, who is inviting fashion and arts lovers to a live photoshoot takeover on Tuesday 4 April at Trinity Leeds, in the heart of the city centre.

This live, one-day-only showcase will debut the graduate collections of Leeds Beckett University’s Fashion Class of 2023, and spectators will have the chance to receive a t-shirt designed by Matty Bovan, specifically for RUN.

Sam Hudson-Miles, course director of Fashion, says “The photoshoot is a unique opportunity for fashion and art enthusiasts across the North to be involved in a rare creative moment as the photoshoot will be filmed and photographed for media and social channels. We’d love for all those visiting to make their own stories, videos and reels and share with us.”

This collaboration with LEEDS 2023 celebrates the official launch of the new, state-of-the-art facilities at Leeds Beckett University’s Leeds School of Arts, and highlights the industry standard teaching, research and practice in the university’s fashion course.

The photoshoot will be followed by the RUN graduate catwalk show on Thursday 1 June 2023 at Leeds School of Arts theatre. This will be the closing event to the diverse programme of showcases from across Leeds School of Arts, running from April to June 2023 as part of LEEDS 2023’s ‘Awakening’ and ‘Playing’ showcases, which also sees Professor Matty Bovan presenting his inaugural lecture.

Leeds School of Arts is a key educator of artists and creatives who go on to enrich and transform all sectors of arts and culture with their limitless ambition and innovation. Their talented students are actively making a difference across art, design, fashion, music, theatre, film, architecture, and creative technologies. The expert support of their academics, who are renowned regionally, nationally, and globally, allows their expertise and individuality to shine on a prominent stage.

The school’s incredible new building offers talented students, staff and creative-industry partners access to world leading facilities. It underpins the powerful claims Leeds can make as a capital of culture and a thriving creative economy.

When: Tuesday 4th April
What: Leeds Beckett’s Leeds School of Arts Fashion RUN Photoshoot
Where: Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AT