13 September 2013

Dublin Fashion Festival 2013: The Highlights

The rest of the world is talking about the international show weeks but let's linger a while longer on our local fashion festivities. You've heard me lamenting the fact that I missed out on this year's Dublin Fashion Festival. Luckily the Fluff and Fripperies roving reporter, Emily, was out and about and she's sharing her highlights below!

Dublin Fashion Festival 2013

This year was my first foray into the Dublin Fashion Festival. I’ve spotted it around the city in previous years but never really made it out to see what was the happy-haps. Unfortunately this first foray was marred somewhat by a touch of pneumonia so I didn’t get to attend anywhere near the amount of events that were on my to-do list but I did make a couple that were pretty darn great!

There was so much happening, from workshops and fashion shows in Brown Thomas to styling with Brendan Courtney in the Jervis shopping centre and plenty in between.

If you were lucky enough to spot it around the city, there was a Samsung Beauty Bus providing treatments (for free!) by the team at LA Creative and handing out goody bags to all who stopped by.

The Creative Quarter fashion show was a particular highlight for me. Set up in the Powerscourt Townhouse and hosted by Laura Whitmore, the show delivered on some gorgeous pieces available on Dublin’s doorstep. 

Dublin Fashion Festival Catwalk Shows

I loved the nod to the new trend to keep your eye on, tartan, by Project 51. A trend Emma foresaw ages ago. (Insert clever quip about her Scottish upbringing here!)

My heart belongs to the decades past, so the touch of 1950s flare was a welcome surprise for me with offerings from Carousel, Dirty Fabulous and Starla.

The festivities ended with a night at the cinema where you could round off your weekend with the classic stylings of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

If any of you were out and about during the festival I think you’ll agree there was a great buzz about town. Next year I’ll be sure to start taking a multi-vitamin weeks in advance so I’m fighting fit to take in the events!


Keit said...

I'm starting to dislike the tartan trend. There's just so much of it everywhere O_o

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This looks fantastic. I would like to go to one some day. I went to Dublin many years ago, I enjoyed it. Sorry you were unwell at the time, but glad you got to go to some of it. Love these, the tartan trend is everywhere like the above said, but it's not easy for me to get away from it even when it's not in trend being in Scotland, haha!! I do love it though. I hope you have a great weekend doll xo

Adele said...

Looks such a fantastic event!
Happy Friday Emma xoxo

♥ vendy ♥ said...

great event dear
happy week end

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Rachel. said...

Oooh it sounds like a fab event! Love he 50s styled dresses! xo


Pink Elephant Blog said...

Loved the tartan outfits at the creative quarter fashion show! The hairstyles were lovely too!

SmileLucySmile said...

The middle photo, what name was that?! It looks amazing!!

Emily said...

That red dress is stunning isn't it? It's from Dirty Fabulous.

Emma Henderson said...

Thanks a million for keeping us all in the loop Emily and braving the festivities despite your pneumonia - now that's dedication to the cause! Or stupidity, I can't decide ;)

Kim Alston said...

It looks like awesome FUN! I wish I could've gone. Very nice.

yummychunklet said...

Great photos!

MissGreenEyes said...

It looks like it was great craic, lovely to get an insight into it, fair play to you Emily!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

That tartan dress is amaze!! I just got back from a trip that included Scotland, so I am into tartan anything right now.

DawnieP said...

Oh my god that looks like it was amazing!
Seriously that 50s red dress, I need that!!

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Wish to be' there !

Roxy said...

Looks like a great event!

SquidgeMundo said...

This looks like it was a great event! Would have loved to gone! Hope you hd fun! xxx