Monday 27 March 2017

Real street style as fashion goes out

Models Jennifer Foley, Teo, and Isabelle Traber wearing kimonos from the Japanese shop Cactus during the outdoor fashion show on
Grafton Street in Dublin and (below) Isabelle in a camel coat from Dunnes. ARTHUR CARRON/COLLINS
Models Jennifer Foley, Teo, and Isabelle Traber wearing kimonos from the Japanese shop Cactus during the outdoor fashion show on Grafton Street in Dublin and (below) Isabelle in a camel coat from Dunnes. ARTHUR CARRON/COLLINS

THE inaugural Dublin Festival of Fashion (DFF) attracted thousands of extra shoppers into the city centre over the weekend, with free styling workshops and in-store discounts.

Brendan Courtney from RTE's 'Off The Rails' provided free style advice at the Ilac Centre, while Ken Boylan, make-up artist to the stars, was on hand at the Fashion Cafe in the Market Bar with advice on new winter looks.

The outdoor fashion shows -- which were rained off on Friday and Saturday -- finally happened yesterday on Henry Street and Grafton Street.

"We've definitely demonstrated that there is potential and an appetite for a fashion festival of this nature," Richard Guiney, fashion festival chief, said. "It is now something that we can build upon and grow for next year, making it a regular staple in Dublin's events calendar.

"The Dublin Festival of Fashion garnered a lot of attention not just around our own country but also further afield -- the festival has even been blogged about in Paris."

Irish Independent

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