Festival of Fashion Dublin
Top fashionistas attend the launch party of the Festival of Fashion Dublin 30th September 2010.
Well-known faces from the Irish fashion scene were among the many lucky guests who were treated to an extravagant party in the Powerscourt Centre for the launch of the inaugural Dublin Festival of Fashion which kicked-off in true style.
The festival, which ran from Friday 1st until Sunday 3rd October, was aimed at celebrating the wonderful range of fashion available in Dublin City Centre. Hosted by Dublin City BID (Business Improvement District), the three-day festival dominated the city’s leading shopping districts, with a series of fashion and beauty master classes, styling workshops, fashion shows and other quirky fashion-related events, running throughout the weekend and catering to absolutely everyone.
With celebrations centred around fashion and style, where better to launch the weekend than the beautiful surroundings of the Powerscourt Centre – the ultimate in destination shopping in Dublin. The historic Georgian building hosted an eye-catching fashion show, which showcased the Autumn/Winter collections from stores such as Covet, Bow, the Design Centre and The Loft – all exclusive to the Powerscourt Centre and committed to supporting Irish designers. With two bridal boutiques in the Centre, Ciara and Town Bride, and new menswear shop Jack Doyle, future brides were spoiled for choice. Top stylist Aisling Farinella put together a crowd-pleasing display of looks that covered a range of themes such as Retro Denim, Great Outdoors, All Woman and 70’s Colour Chaos, and there was something there to suit everyone’s taste!
Robert Simmons from Pzazz and LA Makeup worked their magic in transforming the models to suit the eclectic looks on the catwalk, and the Face of the Festival, Karen Koster, officially announced the start of the Festival.
Guests enjoyed mouth-watering bites from all corners of the world as all the eateries in the Centre provided sustenance for the event. New kids on the block, The Pepperpot served delectable nibbles while the Cupcake Stand satisfied any sweet cravings with their artisan cupcakes. Lambrini provided a refreshing, fruity and lightly sparkling perry, to keep guests hydrated and in the party mood.