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Dunnes’ Carolyn Donnelly Joins Irish Fashion Industry Awards Judging Panel

As one of Ireland’s premiere fashion industry events, we’re delighted to be able to share details of the Irish Fashion Industry Awards 2016, for which we’re thrilled to be partnering, alongside Lancome Paris and Dunnes Stores. These highly coveted awards will take place on Friday 4th of March in the Hotel Europe & Resort, Killarney, County Kerry and are the highlight of Kerry Fashion Week (KFW). Thinking of entering yourself or someone you know? The deadline for entries is Friday 5th of February. To enter, or for more information on the KFW ‘16 Programme of Events, visit www.kerryfashionweek.com , follow KFW on Twitter @kfwtweets or instagram @kerryfashionweek .

Dunnes Stores have officially been revealed as a new Associate Sponsor of the Irish Fashion Industry Awards and Kerry Fashion Week 2016 and its creative director, Carolyn Donnelly is super excited to join the judging panel which also includes Melanie Morris, our esteemed Editor in Chief, Image Publications (Chairperson of judging panel since its inception in 2009); Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor, Irish Independent and Executive Editor, Weekend Magazine and Helen Cody, womenswear designer and winner of Irish Fashion Designer of the Year at KFW 15.

Carolyn commented ‘Dunnes Stores are delighted to sponsor the Irish Fashion Industry Awards and Kerry Fashion Week 2016 and to be the exclusive retail partner. We are thrilled to be associated with such a successful fashion event celebrating the best of Irish fashion and design.’

Dunnes Stores will also showcase their SS 16 Designer Collections at the opening of the Irish Fashion Industry Awards, which will include Carolyn Donnelly The Edit, Paul Costelloe Living Studio, Lennon Courtney and Paul Galvin.

It’s also been announced that Helen Steele, (who has dressed many Irish and international celebrities including most recently Saoirse Ronan) will showcase her new S/S 16 collection as the guest of honour at the Irish Fashion Industry Awards.

The Irish Fashion Industry Awards at KFW celebrate and recognise everyone working in the Irish fashion industry from emerging talents to established names. As well as categories for fashion and accessory designers, there are also Awards for those that make it all happen behind the scenes, including make-up artists, fashion stylists, hair stylists, photographers, bloggers, models and retailers. Entry is FREE and there are 16 categories in total. Those wishing to be considered can enter themselves or can nominate someone who deserves to be awarded for their work. For more information and to enter now online visit www.kerryfashionweek.com . Closing date for entries is strictly Friday 5th of February. The overall winners will be announced at the Irish Fashion Industry Awards, in association with Image Magazine, Lancome Paris and Dunnes Stores, on Friday 4th of March 2016 in the Hotel Europe & Resort, Killarney, County Kerry.

Other events over KFW ‘16 include the annual KFW Boutique & Designer Show in the Pavilion at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee, County Kerry on Wednesday 2nd of March and a programme of Industry Workshops.

Kerry Fashion Week and the Irish Fashion Industry Awards are jointly produced by Orla Diffily and Paul Ruane (FrontPoint Events Ltd) and their dedicated team of fashion industry professionals.  For more information visit www.kerryfashionweek.com, follow KFW on twitter @kfwtweets or instagram KerryFashionWeek.

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