The launch of Ennis Fashion 2014 took place on Friday October 10th in Western Garages on the Quin Rd, Ennis. Ennis Fashion Week 2014 will run from Monday October, 27 to Sunday the November, 1.
Ennis Fashion Week is currently spearheaded by Tess Purcell of Coast Model Management and Sinead Madden of Sinead Madden Millinery with the support of local shops and businesses.
Former Miss Clare Hazel McMahon and Miss Ireland contestant Lorraine Tubridy of Coast Model Management were the models for the evening while Rochford’s pharmacy were also on hand to provide beauty tips.
This year Ennis Fashion Week will partner with the Irish cancer Society in promoting awareness of the “Paint it Pink campaign” for Action Breast Cancer and the Rape Crisis Centre Midwest who are running the Dainty Daisies competition.
The main event of Ennis Fashion will be the- Clare and Irish Fashion Design Showcase -CIFDS organised by Sinead Madden. This event will take place on Thursday October, 30 in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis.
Renowned Irish fashion designer Richard Lewis who is celebrating 50 years since his first collection will be attendance on the night where he will be showcasing his new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.
The winners of the Social & Personal Ireland’s Next Top Fashion Stylist and Next Top Blogger awards will also be announced on the night (I was the winner of Social & Personal Ireland’s Next Top Fashion Blogger last year).
On Saturday November, 1 Coast Model Management will be circulating the town with Flash Fashion Shows. Each participating boutique will have their 6 piece collection modelled in 2 different locations around Ennis in restaurants, coffee shops and hotels around the town between 12 and 4pm.
The partners for Ennis Fashion Week’s flagship event Clare and Irish Fashion Designers Showcase are The Old Ground Hotel, Volkswagen, Social & Personal, Peter Mark, Lancôme, and Rochford’s pharmacy Ennis.
The guest of honour at the launch was Mayor of Ennis, Cllr. Johnny Flynn, Cllr. Flynn explained how important it was to shop local and how shopping local creates a virtuous circle of jobs and revenue for the local economy.
He also said that shopping online leaked money out of our local economy and that nobody would benefit as a result.