Friday 28 November 2014

Irish teen model Clara cuts a dash on catwalk at London Fashion Week

EIMEAR RABBITTE

Published 18/02/2014 | 08:07

Model Clara McSweeney
Model Clara McSweeney
Clara McSweeney

SHE is only 16, but Clara McSweeney has been flying the flag for Ireland on the catwalk at one of the world's biggest fashion weeks.

The teenage model sashayed down the catwalk at London Fashion Week and even featured in the show's top picks by fashion bible Vogue.

The slender blonde walked for fashion houses Dominic Jones and Turkish designer Bora Asku, and had plenty of support from her Dublin agent, model boss Andrea Roche.

"Clara walked in two shows and we're very proud of her," Andrea told the Herald. With her long locks swept back into plaits and her colourful ensemble showing off her toned torso, you would be forgiven for thinking the youngster was one of the more experienced models. However, it was not all plain sailing for the rising model star who was forced to pull out of the show early as a result of illness.

This was not Clara's first time to take part in the hugely popular event as she made her catwalk debut there during the previous season.

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Meanwhile, Irish designer duo Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon were delighted when their Lennon Courtney brand made its debut in London.

Other Irish designer talent JW Anderson and John Rocha also turned heads as they enjoyed showing off their new collections.

Yesterday, the London fashion pack got a sneak peak at John's daughter Simone's latest styles as her status across the water continues to grow.

Swimwear designer Virginia Macari and stylist and presenter Angela Scanlon are enjoying themselves in the UK style capital where they have been busy attending shows.

Also enjoying the style shows was One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles (left) who was spotted at the Burberry event.

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