Waterford is the place to be for fashionistas

FOR fashionistas, Waterford is the place to be from Friday when the city will play host to a variety of stylish events and tempting offers.

Waterford Fashion Week gets under way on that day with many city centre boutiques and fashion houses taking part in the event which was launched yesterday.

Organised by Waterford Chamber’s retail committee, the week is a business initiative to showcase the fashions and bargains on offer in the city.

Launching the second annual event retail chairwoman Anne Marie Caulfield, said there’s a “fashion-packed” programme lined up.

“The Love Fashion event has lots of glamour and something for all tastes and it really showcases the fabulous styles from the independent boutiques right through to a great range of high street fashions available in Waterford city making the city very much the shopping capital of the south-east.”

The highlight of Fashion week, Love Fashion is a night of high-octane glamour at the House of Waterford Crystal and hosted by one of Ireland’s most stylish ladies, Celia Holman-Lee, on October 20 at 7.30pm. All proceeds will be donated to Waterford Hospice.

Love Fashion will showcase the designs of some world-class designers from boutiques Satina in Tramore; Oslo in George’s Court and Muse on The Quay, Orchid, Fifth Avenue, The Hanger, Cummins and Stone and Tommy Hilfiger in Waterford.

One of the organisers of the Love Fashion show, Irene Queally said: “This promises to be a glamorous and fun-filled event that will raise much-needed funds to support the ongoing good work of the Waterford Hospice.”

A fashion extravaganza takes place at Waterford Institute of Technology on October 19 while closing Waterford Fashion Week is Glamorous Fashions at the Granville Hotel on October 21 featuring styles from Kelly’s, Shaw’s, Pamela Scott, Debenhams and Petit Cheri.

Proceeds will go to The Solas Centre.

Tickets will be available at participating outlets and more information is at www.waterfordchamber.ie .

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