Sadly this year I missed the Launch of Spring Summer Belfast Fashion Week due to our shop being extremely busy and I just couldn't get away. Luckily the team have sent me over the press release with social shots and I've put together some of my top looks. Hopefully I will make it to some of the shows but until then check out some of the hot gossip below.
Belfast FASHIONWEEK officially launched its 27th season today (31st January) with a fabulously fashionable affair in Panama Café, Belfast.
The popular event will kick off at the spectacular St Anne’s Cathedral on 29 March - a direct clash with Brexit, should it happen! Director Cathy Martin said today at the launch that Fashion Week will provide much needed relief from the stress and anxiety that Brexit seems to have bought – both to the retail industry and for shoppers alike.
As well as the main ‘Runway Edit’ show at St Anne’s, there will also be a mixture of fashionable fringe events across the weekend including the popular Sushi Saturday at Asian eatery Zen, where guests can experience an intimate catwalk show showcasing the top picks from across BFW whilst enjoying a delicious meal.
Speaking about this season’s key trends, FASHIONWEEK Director Cathy Martin commented: “The easiest way to energise your wardrobe this season? Take to tailoring in joyful tutti frutti shades!”
“We have a whole host of new local talent involved this season including; Alexandria’s Baby Boutique, Saraden Designs, Bernadette Anderson, Jacki Sleator, The Fashion House and Verona Bridal, as well as some of the biggest names on the High Street and staples like Blush Boutique - who have taken part in BFW since season one - we can’t wait to show off the latest trends in the ultimate celebration of fashion – a must have in any stylista’s diary!"
Cathy Martin - Owner Belfast Fashion Week
Cathy looks like she was born in purple with this Topshop silky snakeskin look. I appreciated the colour blocking River Island boots with a statement creise pink lip. Sleek yet Statement.
Photographer - Paul Osmonde
Melissa Riddell -Blogger/Cool FM Presenter
Melissa looks like she just stepped out of the print studio and I am here for it. This mix of tie dyed denim with a curly blow out and stiletto boots equals just the right amount of sleek with a hint of punk. Melissa really rocks this hard to pull off look.
Emer Dooris - Blogger Emer D Blog
Emer showcased a soft 70s bohemian look. The lace dress with suede boots added right amount of texture to give depth to the outfit. I love the optimistic sunglasses to add a hint of Spring/Summer.
Gina Potter - Print Designer
Gina also decided to rock a classy punk outfit. The tailored trousers and cut of the jacket gives a more modern/mature take on a classic punk look. They tie together the clashing prints and textures well. Tee designed by Gina Potter - Scarf Vintage Missoni.
Katie Andrew - Blogger Katie Andrew The Blog
Katie goes wild in a Topshop zebra print two piece. The emerald toned green gives a new take on animal print and it also compliments her colouring perfectly.
Louise Vance - Blogger The Real Elle Woods
Louise uses any excuse to show off her extravagant Giuseppe Zanotti boots and the amount of jealously I have it limitless. She styled this plum toned look with a floaty chiffon blouse and matching sunglasses to add just the right touch of spring/summer.
Mariam Koczarian - Stylist/MUA
Marian looks like she just walked out of the front row at a Chanel show in the best way possible. Ive
always really admired Marians style for being bold/dramatic and this look is no exception.
Trazanne Norwood - Photographer/MUA
Trazanne wore a very classic and chic layered looked. To me this look protrayed a French/Italian
vibe and I enjoyed how she mixed different textures but keep a restricted colour palette.
Trazanne also wore a Tee designed by Gina Potter.
Aisling Gallagher - Blogger GalsGoss
Aislings head to toe Topshop outfit stood out for all the right reasons. She was the only person to opt for a stunning camel coat paired with a more fitting light toned combo underneath. This is a great season transition look.
Chloe Henning - Model
My favourite part of Chloe's look of course has to be the Gucci Dionysus bag as I'm a massive Gucci fan especially the classic prints shown on this bag. Secondly the way her leather trousers blend perfectly into her leather shoes is exquisite. One of the best looks from the event hands down.
Showcase Models - Stylists Own
Tickets are available to purchase at Visit Belfast on 02890246609 or online via the links at www.belfastfashionweek.com
For reserved seats, corporate orders and groups of four or more, the BFW team can take direct bookings – just call 02890421509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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