As you know as part of my passion for fashion I love attending fashion events so when I was kindly invited by the lovely Cathy Martin CMPR, the organiser of Belfast Fashion Week, to the Spring / Summer (SS18) West Coast Cooler Belfast FASHIONWEEK (WCCFW) media launch last week I was delighted (#WCCFW is on from 22- 25 March 2018). Hard to believe it is the 25th Season of Belfast Fashion Week, what a fantastic achievement for Cathy and all her team – a Huge Congratulations to them all.
This was my first time at a media launch for Belfast Fashion Week so as well as being excited about seeing trends / colours for SS18 I was looking forward to seeing everyone. The launch was held last Thursday 25th January 2018 in the The Ormeau Baths building, Belfast – lovely location and my first time there.
We were kindly offered West Coast Cooler drinks as soon as we arrived, even though I do not drink myself, really appreciate how West Coast Cooler NI (Sponsor of Belfast FASHIONWEEK) always look after everyone so well at these events – there were little snacks placed on each ‘table’ for everyone to enjoy as well. Then after some socialising, catching up with some friends the fashion show began.
Below are just a few photos showing the trends, fashion, colours for SS18 (from a range of Boutiques / High Street stores) modelled beautifully by all the stunning models – fashion photos are courtesy of Colette O’Neill as my phone decided to give up – need an upgrade.
Lilac, pink, green, textures, stripes, pencil skirts are a few of the trends for SS18. My favourite colours for the forthcoming season will be green, pink, lilac and Black as always (I know – but for me Black always is in fashion and is my go to colour, always has been). Although I love pink on everyone else I have only really started to wear it over the last few years and now really like it as well. I love pencil skirts anyway so was delighted to see they are on trend for the season ahead as well.
A MASSIVE thank you to everyone for a fantastic day, especially Cathy for invite, all her team, West Coast Cooler NI, The Ormeau Baths staff, and all the companies who v kindly provided us with goodies at the end as well (see below) – which was / is greatly appreciated.
Now cannot wait for the 25th Season of Belfast FASHIONWEEK to start – it is on from Thursday 22nd March – Sunday 25th March 2018 with the main runway shows taking place in the stunning St. Anne’s Cathedral.
As well as the two fashion shows (high street and designer) there are a number of other events – see below and www.belfastfashionweek.com for more details, to purchase tickets – lovely treat for yourself or as a gift.
- THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018 ST ANNE’S CATHEDRAL 8 – 10PM – HIGH STREET FASHION SHOW TICKETS £20 (REGULAR) £30 (FROW)
- FRIDAY 23 MARCH 2018 ST ANNE’S CATHEDRAL 8 – 10PM – DESIGNER/DESIGNER BOUTIQUE FASHION SHOW TICKETS £20 (REGULAR) £30 (FROW)
- SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2018 BABEL AT BULLITT 09.30AM – 12 MIDDAY – THE F WORDS BRUNCH TICKETS £29
- SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2018 SUSHI SATURDAY 2PM – 5PM – ZEN, ADELAIDE STREET TICKET £35
- SUNDAY 25 MARCH 2018 STYLE SUNDAY 2-5PM – JAMES STREET SOUTH RESTAURANT TICKETS £45
I hope to get going to at least both fashion shows and the Sunday Style Event – great event & a fantastic cause.
Thank you for reading – hope you have a fantastic week. Intend to have more posts up tomorrow and during/end of the week.
Best Wishes Liz x
Insert fashion shots: Credit Colette O’Neill & firstname.lastname@example.org.