Another sell out Goddess Inspired 2015 Designer Showcase in association with RSVP Magazine and best dressed prize sponsored by Keanes Jewellers. An amazing night with Claire Garvey Couture CGC’s design for Miss Universe taking to the catwalk.

The sublime Rebekah Wall is Kerry based Milliner & Practicing Artist who uses various mediums to create stunningly beautiful, elegant and imaginative pieces. Rebekah is also a finalist at the KFW15 as Kerry Fashion Designer of the Year. This is her 3rd year with us and she never fails to impress.

Caroline Matthews Design – a stylish, contemporary label that fuses luxury leather and crepe together to create capsule separates for the stylish woman – absolutely stunning designs! She is a finalist at KFW15 as IMAGE Breakthrough Designer and we wish her the best of luck!

We were delighted to have the talented local designer Catherine Kelly with us this year – Her designs are delicately constructed to exude an air of elegance. She combines luxury fabrics and great attention to detail to produce unique creations that are just stunning. She was Winner of the “Best Designer” at the Rose of Tralee Fashion Designer Awards 2013 and this year at KFW15 she is a finalist for Kerry Fashion Designer of the Year.

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. She’s based in Temple Bar in Dublin selling designs off-the-rail and made to measure. Just recently she has created pieces for Niall Rogers for the X factor and how could we all forget the Miss Universe ‘Celtic Warrior’ Costume – which we were thrilled to have here showcasing for the 1st time in Kerry!

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. As a previous Kerry Fashion Week Winner, she will certainly dress you to impress.

Thrilled again to have the well known and respected MacBees at our show this year. Shopping at Macbees, Killarney is not just shopping, it’s an experience. You can feast your eyes on an extensive range of carefully selected international and Irish designer pieces including Orla Kiely, Aideen Bodkin, By Malene Birger, Hoss, Tara Jarmon, D.Exterior and designer knitwear by Gustav. It is a destination boutique for those seeking that unique look for any occasion.

Marion Murphy Cooney is a favourite of the ladies attending our Designer Showcase. Marion has been working as a fashion designer since 2005 building up a following both locally and nationally for her eponymous label – that heretofore has been provided as a couture service, strictly on a made to measure basis. Her ‘red carpet’ dresses are frequently worn by Miriam O’Callaghan, Lorraine Keane, Maura Derrane, Karen Koster, Celia Holman-Lee and Lisa Fitzpatrick.

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.

Wisteria Boutique – Ladies Fashion Boutique based in Killarney town. The boutique provides its customers a carefully selected mix of designers and fashion styles to suit all ages. With several well known Irish Brands, Wisteria Boutique is very proud to be selling and promoting home grown Irish fashion. Their Irish portfolio of brands include, Rant n Rave, Darcy and Lila Calypso.

White Willow Kenmare is a brand new 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.

Rockalilly were back by popular demand and our fashion Ladies loved their fun, fashionable, vintage rockabilly style. They have everything you need under one roof to dress you from top to toe for any special occasion you have coming up this year.

Models from The Norma O’Donoghue modeling agency, Marie Heasman Make-up Artist and Cathrionas Hair Salon were the behind the scenes dream team. An amazing night as always with these girls pulling out all the stops to create one of the best fashion events in the country. 

Keanes Jewellers presented the Best Dressed Lady with an amazing Paul Costelloe piece valued at €280!

Hair: Cathrionas Hair Salon

MUA: Marie Heasman Make-up Artist

Models: Norma O’Donoghue Modelling Agency

MC: Alan Finn

Video: Tadgh Hayes Production

Photography: Dave’s Photos