Monday, 3 September 2012

West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK

The UK and Ireland's first consumer fashion week is entering into their fourteenth season for AW12. Ever since it's beginning in 2005, Belfast's West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK continues to provide the latest looks and hottest trends for fashion conscious stylistas. 

The event, which will take place from 13-21 October across various venues in the city of Belfast, will include chic afternoon teas at the Merchant Hotel, the Diet Coke Design Award, the Fashion ReFound Project and the super stylish Style Sunday event at James Street South restaurant as well as the main catwalk shows in the Europa FASHIONWEEK Centre.

Cathy Martin, director of FASHIONWEEK said:  “This season we will feature the finest established and up-and-coming designers as well as the best boutique and high street brands from all over Northern Ireland to create a fast-paced, exciting and irresistible slice of fashion in the city. We sell out every season and hopefully above all trends, that one will continue as we look forward to seeing what is making style queens weak at the knees for Autumn/Winter.

When asked what we will see on the AW12 catwalks, Cathy Martin said: "We’ll be seeing lots of Jacquard weaves, brocade and felting and, as far as shapes go, there will be a lot of military coats and capes. Looking at colours, it’s all about red or royal blue as well as pyjama prints and a lot of monochrome and hounds tooth this winter. These looks, and many more, have all made their mark on the international catwalks and with our sense of style and adventure here, we hope to offer some amazing days and nights of fashionable fun for all ages.”

Retailers from the high street taking part include Benetton, Marks & Spencer, French Connection, Exhibit, George at ASDA and Jigsaw; with Designers at Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse and Dorothy Perkins also showcasing (among others) as part of the CastleCourt shows. 

Photo Credit to Robin Cordiner

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  1. I'm very annoyed that I'll not be able to make it home for fashion week! looks like it will be a good one!

    1. It does! Sucks that I'm not technically old enough to go to any of the shows! x


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