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Irish style stars to lead London Fashion Week



Simone and John Rocha

Ireland’s most successful designers are set to wow the style crowd at London Fashion Week.

Unveiling their highly-anticipated autumn/winter collections, designer John Rocha and his daughter Simone, who followed in his fashion footsteps, will be dominating the bill.

John is expected to brighten up the rain-soaked capital tomorrow with his masterful mix of crochet, tassels, shearling and cashmere.

New generation luminary Simone, who won Best Emerging Womenswear Designer at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, is expected to shine again with her contemporary take on modern romance.

Northern Irish-born designer JW Anderson is also one of the big tickets for the five-day style extravaganza at Somerset House.

Regular fashion week devotees, Irish presenter Laura Whitmore, stylist Angela Scanlon and TV personality Amanda Byram are expected to lead the front row.

Dublin-born designer Zoë Jordan will also bring forth another wave of Irish talent with her show next Tuesday.

Daughter of former Formula One boss Eddie Jordan, her trademark is Savile Row-inspired tailored coats.

The Irish designers will be part of a couture-filled week alongside some of London's best-known names such as Burberry and Tom Ford.

The fashion week, which kicks off today, will feature 77 designers with over 5,000 members of the fashion glitterati expected to attend.

Former ‘Off The Rails’ presenters on RTÉ, Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney have launched their own label, Lennon Courtney, which will make its debut at a show tomorrow.

Filling a slot at the fashion week will catapult the new designers onto the global stage.

The label’s aesthetic is well-cut understated pieces made predominately in navy and black with sixties-inspired A-line high-waisted skirts as a staple.

Many New York Fashion Week attendees will be jetting across the Atlantic to ensure they are part of the British fashion frenzy.

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