Here’s what you can look forward to in the world of fashion this spring

Annmarie O’Connor highlights the new year’s not to be missed fashion events.

Here’s what you can look forward to in the world of fashion this spring

Limerick Midwest Bridal Exhibition 2015

University of Limerick Sports Arena DATES: January 10-11 PRICE: €10 INFO: www.holmanlee.ie/weddingfair

Getting married? The Limerick Mid-West Bridal Exhibition offers daily bridalwear fashion shows and ‘The Style Booth’ workshop with Celia Holman Lee; not to mention over 100 exhibitors from bridal boutiques to photographers and wedding planners.

Showcase Ireland

RDS Main Hall, Dublin DATES: January 18-21 PRICE: n/a INFO: www.showcaseireland.com

Showcase is the first major trade event of ID2015, a Year of Irish Design, a government initiative to celebrate Irish design. Visitors can experience fashion, crafts and interiors from names like Shevlin Millinery and Natalie B Coleman.

Couture Millinery Master Class

Westport DATE: January 21-24 PRICE: from €550 INFO: www.lisasteinmillinery.com

Master the art of hatmaking under the tutelage of leading milliner Lisa Stein in this 4-day retreat. Learn how to measure, shape, cut, line and finish your own couture creation. Ideal for avid racegoers.

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Recycling Fashion Competition 2015

Nationwide DATES: January 31 PRICE: n/a INFO: www.junkkouture.com

Junk Kouture is a national competition for second-level students which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Online applications close January 31.

Spectacular Vintage Wedding fair

Castlemartyr, Resort, Cork DATES: February 1 PRICE: €6 INFO: www.thespectacularvintageweddingfair.com

The Spectacular Vintage Wedding Fair showcases local, handmade, vintage and bespoke wedding services, in addition to Ireland’s most unique bridal boutiques, designers, milliners and jewellers. Tickets include complimentary refreshments at the Vintage Tea Party.

Film Fatale presents Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sugar Club, Dublin DATES: Feb 7 PRICE: €17/18 INFO: https://entertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/873526087/events

Enjoy a red carpet screening of Audrey Hepburn’s timelessly stylish film complete with your own cabaret table, 1960s cocktails, live music and a Swinging Sixties vintage party. Decade-appropriate dress code mandatory.

Hennessy Gold Cup 2015

Leopardstown Racecourse, Co. Kildare DATES: Feb 8 PRICE: from €18 INFO: www.facebook.com/HennessyCognacIreland

Stakes are high as Ireland’s style set compete for the ‘Hennessy Gold Cup Best Dressed Lady’ title along with a €3,000 Design Centre voucher, Philip Tracey hat and a bottle of Hennessy Fin de Cognac.

London Fashion Week

Somerset House, London DATES: Feb 17-22 PRICE: n/a INFO: www.londonfashionweek.com

The Irish continue their take-over of London Fashion Week for its autumn/winter 15 runway reveal. Expect Paul Costelloe, Orla Kiely, Simone Rocha and J W Anderson alongside rising star Danielle Romeril (below)

Kerry Fashion Week Industry Awards 2015

The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney DATES: March 2-6 PRICE: see website for details INFO: www.kerryfashionweek.com

Entries are open for the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards 2015 in association with IMAGE magazine. Enter or be nominated in any of 15 categories before January 9.

Cry Pure Style Fashion Show

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin DATES: March 20 PRICE: €100 INFO: 01-452 5482; www.cry.ie

The Pure Style Fashion Show and Luncheon in aid of CRY is back for 2015 with MC Brendan Courtney. Expect a 4-course meal, spring/summer styles from Arnotts, a best dressed prize and generous goodie bags.

Pippas’s Fashion Factory

Castlemartyr, Cork DATES: March 21 PRICE: €99 INFO: www.pippa.ie

Model Pippa O’Connor brings her sell-out fashion tour to Cork. Expect fashion shows, make-up masterclasses and insider style tips. Ticket price includes afternoon tea, bellinis and goodie bags worth over €50.

Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2015

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway DATES: March 24 PRICE: n/a INFO: www.goldenegg.ie/events

Entries are now open for the The Fashion Innovation Awards presented by Golden Egg Productions. - a contest for fashion designers and fashion students from fashion colleges throughout Ireland. Closing date for entries is January 16.

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