Firstly, Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant would like to thank everyone who attended our 5th Designer Showcase. It gives us great pleasure to serve you. Thank you so much for your support on this night and throughout the year. We hope you enjoyed the night.
This years theme was Four Seasons and we welcomed some fantastic new designers coming on to the scene from LSAD Fashion Designers – Limerick School of Art & Design.
Our Finale was the graduate MAKTOOB collection from Asta Alminaite who’s own experience in North African culture became an inspiration for this collection which expresses the strength and beauty of Berber Warriors as well as their traditions through hand-made embossed leather textures, long silhouettes and tailoring represent modesty and strength of Berber Warrior.
Starting the show with Hairstyles by Marthas Unisex Hair Salon and showcasing amazing make-up by local talent Michelle Hoare of Magic Touch Beauty Salon followed by some fantastic accessories by Nana Bea’s, Castleisland
We were honored again to have the sublime Rebekah Wall is Kerry based Milliner & Practicing Artist who uses various mediums to create stunningly beautiful, elegant and imaginative pieces which never fail to impress.
We were delighted to have the talented local designer Catherine Kelly with us again this year – Her designs are delicately constructed to exude an air of elegance combining luxury fabrics and great attention to detail to produce unique creations that are just stunning. We even got to showcase her own wedding dress!
The timeless Charlotte and Jane a Kinsale based design label specialises in made to measure classic, elegant designs in wools, wool crepes and silks.
Claire Garvey Couture CGC has been coming to our Designer Showcases since the very beginning and has become a firm favourite with our guests as well as the staff here.
Clodagh Irwin Owens Designs – based in Killorglin and her creations are always very popular at our shows. Clodagh’s clothing design is for all sizes. She custom makes Headpieces as well as having a hat hire option available. She specialises in creating bespoke occasion wear for weddings, races, communion and evening wear.
A firm favourite of all the ladies that attend our Fashion Show is the talented Tina Griffin Designs. Tina Griffin designs bespoke garments for her clients. She produces special occasion wear, evening wear and high quality daywear pieces. From her experience of working closely with women, Tina has a strong appreciation for fabrics and fit. She believes that every woman should feel special in her designs and enjoy wearing the piece. With her label Tina Griffin Designs, she aims to evoke a feeling of classic elegance, femininity, glamour and style.
White Willow Kenmare is now thriving luxury bridal boutique in the beautiful picturesque town of Kenmare catering for fashion forward brides looking for elegance, class and something that little bit different. They supply high end luxury bridal wear, accessories and shoes from well-known and new up and coming designers from all over the Globe. Each of the designers have been thoughtfully considered and selected for their inspiring design as well as their couture craftsmanship.
Jasmine Boutique stores in Tralee and Killarney have a wide variety of elegant and classic pieces which would be ideal for any ladies out there looking for the perfect Communion, Confirmation, Wedding or day at the Races outfit.
Models from The Norma O’Donoghue modeling agency, Michelle Hoare Make-up Artist and Marthas Unisex Hair Salon did such an amazing job to pull this show together.
Keanes Jewellers presented the Best Dressed Lady Colette with a stunning Paul Costelloe new season neckpiece.
Hair: Marthas Hair Salon
Models: Norma O’Donoghue Modelling Agency
MC: Alan Finn
Video: Tadgh Hayes Production