March 28, 2017

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway promises to be very stylish  this Thursday evening with the Irish Fashion Innovation awards. The event is now in its 8th year and is the brainchild of  Patricia McCrossan from Galway Now Magazine.With the...

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway promises to be very stylish  this Thursday evening with the Irish Fashion Innovation awards. The event is now in its 8th year and is the brainchild of  Patricia McCrossan from Galway Now Magazine.
With the marvellous creations & stunning dresses that will be on display  you could easily think you were on a runway in Milan or New York . The awards are for designers and students who will showcase their talents on the night.
A host of buyers both local and national along with up-and-coming Irish designers and personal shoppers attend the event.
Many models, celebrities and industry representatives also come along making it a great networking and social event.
Some  of the top Irish designers have launched successful careers by winning an award.
Previous winners include Carla Johnson, Natalie B. Coleman, Una Burke, Niamh O’Neill, Martha Lynn, Blaithin Ennis and Rebecca Marsden.

There are 7 awards that will be presented on the night

Student Designer of the Year    
Accessory Designer of the Year  
Jewellery Designer of the Year   
Millinery Designer of the Year
Fashion Designer of the Year    
Innovation Award                    
Ones to Watch                    

This year the awards are supporting the Make your Mark for Galway Hospice design competition. Nine finalists have been chosen to have their designs modelled on the runway as part of the 2017 Irish Fashion Innovation Awards.
The overall winner has been chosen by the public and will have their design printed on hundreds of t-shirts.  All proceeds will go directly to Galway Hospice.

We wish all the finalists and organisers the very best of luck and we look forward to the event.


Author: David Glynn


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