20th Feb 2016
The 8th annual Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) is almost here and we’re particularly excited about the?KFW 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).
Dunnes Stores will also showcase their SS 16 Designer Collections at the opening of theIrish 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 Saoirse Ronan) will showcase her new S/S 16 collection as the guest of honour at the Irish Fashion Industry Awards.
This year, there are two levels of tickets available.?The Gold Ticket (?120) for those who wish to attend the Gala Dinner followed by Runway & Awards show – and – the Silver Ticket (?40) for those who wish to only attend the Runway & Awards Show. You can buy tickets here.
The Irish Fashion Industry Awards at KFW celebrate and recognise everyone working in the Irish fashion industry from emerging talents to established names.
We’re proud to announce the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards Finalists 2016:
IMAGE Breakthrough Designer
Caroline Matthews – Womenswear
Vaida Rasciute, UPA – Childrenswear
Sean Byrne – Womenswear
Colin Horgan – Womenswear
Reenagh McCall, Embrace – Lingerie
Kerry Fashion Designer of the Year
Maria Stack – Millinery
Anne Cantillon Linnane – Womenswear
Maire O?Mahony – Millinery
Greta Lelyte – Menswear
Cathy Troth – Millinery
Rebekah Wall – Millinery
Nicole O’Brien – Millinery
One to Watch
Eamonn McGill – Womenswear
Hannah Choy O’Byrne – Womenswear
Dearbhaile Joyce – Womenswear
Nicola McLaughlin – Womenswear
Alanna McIntyre – Womenswear
Irish Accessory Designer of the Year
Patricia Albornoz, Ale Walsh Designs – Handbags
Ciara Silke – Scarves
Gemma O’Leary, Inner Island – Jewellery
James McKeon, Kiyoni – Scarves
Mulholland Jewellery, Fiona Mulholland – Jewellery
Irish Milliner of the Year
Irish Student Designer of the Year
Sarah Murphy – Griffith College
Emma Curtis – St. Angela’s College, Sligo
Jack Roche – LSAD
Rebecca Hanratty – Griffith College
Geraldine Breen – Mallow College
Irish Fashion Stylist of the Year
Irish Fashion Make Up Artist of the Year
Irish Hair Stylist of the Year (sponsored by Great Lengths)
A photo posted by KFW (@kerryfashionweek) on
Irish Fashion Model of the Year
Sarah Morrissey – Assets
Karen Fitzpatrick – Assets
Eve Connolly – Distinct
Louise Byrne – Morgan
Thalia Heffernan – Morgan
Irish Fashion Blog of the Year
Gold & Bold – January Russell Winters
Georgia’s Blog – Georgia Twomey
Minnie Melange – Sinead Burke
Irishfashaholic – Emer O?Mahony
Mark my Style – Mark Anthony
Irish Fashion Businessperson of the Year
Chupi Sweetman Durney – Chupi
Alison Clarke – ACA Models
Rita Mylett – ATIR Shapewear
Margaret O?Rourke – Mo Muse
Irish Independent Fashion Retailer of the Year
My Shining Armour, Kilkenny – Nicki Hoyne
La Boh’me, Dingle – Elaine Sheehy
Willow, Ennis – Jean McCabe
Miss Daisy Blue, Cork – Breda Casey
Phoenix V, Cork – Liza Brennan
Isobella Ru, Cork – Ruby Morley
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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