Wednesday evening marked the launch of the Dublin Fashion Festival 2014, which took place in stunning Dublin City Hall, and in the middle of the buzz were the Dublin Fashion Festival’s designated bloggers, including yours truly! Yup that’s right, Killer Fashion and I are one of the lucky three to be an official blogger for this year’s Dublin Fashion Festival.
So for those of you who don’t yet know me, hello! My name is Nirina; I’ve been blogging for over four years now and love every aspect of the fabulous world of fashion. From style shots, interviews, catwalk shows and the events, I’ll be here for the next few weeks to give you the scoop on the killer fashion of the fashion festival in Ireland’s capital city. I’m very excited to get right into it so what better way to start than the festival’s launch party!
Venue: Dublin City Hall, Dame Street
What I wore: Lipsy, KG Kurt Geiger, Parfois, Michael Kors, Aldo, Yves Saint Laurent & Benefit Cosmetics
Who I spotted: Corina Gaffey, Brendan Courtney, Jennifer Rothwell, Angela Scanlon, Grace O’Mahoney, the OPSH Sisters
Highlights: The fashion show itself was spectacular, full of up-and-coming trends and those which are always so timeless; all the smiles Brendan Courtney gave me; that skirt Angela Scanlon wore; meeting Monica Walsh, Mrs. Ireland Universe 2014; chatting to all the beautifully dressed ladies & gents!
The Dublin Fashion Festival is now in its fifth year with the new website launching yesterday to coincide with the launch party. Like last year, there will be a Young Designer Award, in which over 40 young designers entered from all around the country. Last year’s winner, Claire Lynam, had her winning design on display for everyone to awe at. Over 200 attendees arrived in serious style in the pink-lit City Hall, and monochrome was a big trend with many ladies dressing in black, white or a mix of the two. Some stood out in colour while some stole the show (for me at least) with their flashes of the Christian Louboutin red sole.
Before the show started, CEO & Marketing Director of Dublin Town, Richard Guiney & Clyde Carroll respectively, gave some kind words before announcing the Face of The Dublin Fashion Festival 2014 is Irish stylist Angela Scanlon. The fashion show itself showcased plenty of monochrome, from the likes of Irish stores Brown Thomas, Penneys, Clerys, Arnotts, Dunnes Stores, as well as other favourites New Look and French Connection. Leather, patent and knitwear were also in trend, as well as Dunnes Stores and Kilkenny Design sporting the black-red-and-white combo looks. United Colours of Benetton had some beautiful pastels to show, whereas high street favourites River Island and H&M had a lovely selection of patterned looks.
Goodie bags were also distributed to many of the fashionable ladies & gents on the night, which included generous gifts & vouchers from Penneys, Starbucks, The Morgan, 820 Cabs, San Lorenzo’s, Special K, Lily O’Briens, Pandora Bell, Garnier, Art Deco, L’Oréal Paris, Compeed, Colgate, CB12 and Comfort.
Until next time! Xx
Written by Nirina Plunkett of Killer Fashion for Dublin Fashion Festival 2014
Images copyright Nirina Plunkett / Dublin Fashion Festival