Hiya, Eva here and as promised- I’m back with a quick rundown of my amazing week at the Dublin Fashion Festival! I can’t actually describe the “high” and buzz that I was on, following the week and as you can imagine, having to settle back into college and studying was a difficult and unwanted task!
The weeklong festival organised and run by Dublin Town began on the 5th of September with various events taking place each day. Obviously I am only going to mention a few of the events here as it would take ages to talk about everything!
Wednesday 7th: The Young Designer of the Year Fashion Show held at the Bank of Ireland, College Green. It was amazing to see the former House of Parliament transformed into a huge runway right in the centre of the city, with daily commuters intrigued as to what was happening inside the gates of the bank! The show exhibited the very best of Ireland’s emerging young designers, as well as established Irish designers. Congratulations to JJ Donnelly, a student at NCAD who was named as the 2016 winner.
Friday 9th September: As well as the on-street fashion shows taking place on Henry Street and Grafton Street, Friday night was the big and exciting night! The Creative Quarter Fashion Show in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre was the hot topic of the fashion festival! The highly anticipated show was a huge success with the general public invited to watch the show as well as the exclusive guests!
So as well as these two fashion shows, there was also a Men’s Fashion Show on Tuesday 6th- which I was unfortunately unable to attend- I missed out on all the eye candy! However, the show organised by MFI, held at Drury Street car park was a great display of men’s fashion in Ireland.
Photo Credits to the amazing Keith Driscoll – Follow him on Instagram:
There were many other events like the Luas Style spotting, daily fashion shows, fashion photography exhibitions and customer appreciation evenings at various stores around Dublin also. The festival which was in its 7th year was bigger and better than all of the years previous! With over 250 retailers, bars and hotels taking place in the event each year, the festival brought businesses together to create one unique experience.
So I just want to say a BIG thanks to DublinTown for the amazing opportunity and of course to all the amazing sponsors- mentioned below! I had a ball at the festival and I can’t wait for next year!
Roll on #DFF 2017!!