Yucky Duck Fashion

Yucky Duck Fashion

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

When Emerald Irish Eyes are Smiling - CFW

Pic: Dermot Fitzgerald

Pic: Dermot Fitzgerald

Last Saturday night saw the opening of Cork Fashion Week 2013, with the Irish designer of the year showcase taking place in Triskel Christchurch in the heart of the city. I had been particularly excited about this years events due to my collaboration with Lulu Guinness and her 'Day In The Eye Of' campaign, of which I received an eye purse from her new collection from her UK PR team. I had chosen the emerald eye, not only due to it's stereotypical connection to Ireland but due to the shading of my own peepers and is available to purchase here

It was so important for me personally to wear an Irish designer to the events of the week and I was delighted when Kerry Designer; Colin Horgan sent me a piece from his forthcoming Spring-Summer '14 collection. This stunning two-piece dress, aptly named 'AJ' is made from 100% silk organza, with patent white leather pieces and orange coated rubber. As heart-broken as I was to return it, the dress is now available to buy at colinhorgan.com for €800. 

The two big winners on the night were Eileen Healy of OH Designs for the millinery award for her 'candy' inspired collection, and Deirdre Collins who won the overall design award for 'Falling Gaelach'. I had previously tipped Deirdre as a bright star in the future of Irish fashion a few months back here and I am delighted that her talent is being recognised. 

Thank you again to Lulu and Colin for kitting me out in style for the night and photographers Dermot Fitzgerald and Gary McShane for sending on some snaps of me at event after a camera malfunction! Next up I will be wearing a piece from one of my favourite designers Samantha Kennedy for the closing day of fashion week. For those of you asking about my post-show outfit, I will put up a separate post on Thursday with all the details.

With designer Samantha Kennedy

Until next time Ducklings,
Love Vera Xx

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