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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.