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L.K. BENNETT ‘POPS UP’ AT THE OUTLET TO CELEBRATE CLEARANCE EVENT

From Saturday 25 May – Sunday 9 June, style seekers everywhere will be heading to The OUTLET Banbridge to check out a must-have collection of clothing, footwear and accessories at up to 90% off RRP. Choose from darling dresses under £30 and go from day to night, or opt for a tailored jacket or trouser suit for sailing through boardroom and lunch meetings in style. This iconic label offers modern classics which are timeless, proving an instant hit with celebrities and royals alike.

Harriet Cream-Champagne Dress (£225, Event Price £30), Covent Bitter Chocolate Shoes (£345, Event Price £40). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Harriet Cream-Champagne Dress (£225, Event Price £30), Covent Bitter Chocolate Shoes (£345, Event Price £40). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Look out for elegant knitwear pieces, pretty day dresses, beautiful belts and heavenly heels for the best shopping spree you’ll experience this summer!

Jude Black Jacket (£295, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Jude Black Jacket (£295, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

 Visit the L.K. Bennett Pop-Up Clearance Store in Unit 20 at The OUTLET, Outlet Park, Banbridge, BT32 4LF. Easily reached on the main A1 route linking Belfast and Dublin, just outside Banbridge, The OUTLET is 10 minutes from Newry and 25 minutes from Belfast. The OUTLET also offers free parking on arrival.

Call +44 (0) 28 4062 5151 or check out www.the-outlet.co.uk for more information.

Ripley Violet Dress (£225, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Ripley Violet Dress (£225, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

LUXE STYLE FOR LESS AT THE OUTLET’S L.K. BENNETT POP-UP STORE

The OUTLET Banbridge proudly announces its exclusive Pop-Up Clearance Store this weekend solely dedicated to super luxurious London brand and Duchess of Cambridge favourite, L.K. Bennett.

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From Saturday 26 January to Sunday 3 February style seekers everywhere will have the chance to avail of a stunning collection of clothing and footwear at up to 85% off RRP. From the perfect party dress to everyday chic or something more refined for the office, this iconic label will have you craving all of its key pieces.

Look out for elegant knitwear pieces, tailored jackets, demure dresses and heavenly heels for the best shopping spree you’ll experience this New Year!

L K  Bennett_2Visit the L.K. Bennett Pop-Up Clearance Store in Unit 11 at The OUTLET, Bridgewater Park, Banbridge, Northern Ireland, BT32 4LF. Easily reached on the main A1 route linking Belfast and Dublin, just outside Banbridge, The OUTLET is 10 minutes from Newry and 25 minutes from Belfast. The OUTLET also offers free parking on arrival.

Call +44 (0) 28 4062 5151 or check out www.the-outlet.co.uk for more information.

THIS SEASON’S FASHIONWEEK MAGIC KICKS OFF IN MARCH!

Yesterday I was invited along to the Launch of Belfast’s very own S/S 2013 West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK. I am always excited to get a sneak peek of what the next season is to hold and even more excited because it’s Spring / Summer (so that means brighter and warmer days ahead, right??)

3.	Get ready for Spring!  Models pictured at the launch of West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK in the latest spring/summer fashions from CastleCourt, George at Asda and Una Rodden at the Ulster Museum.

The models at the launch we all sporting key trends for Spring/Summer 2013 with plenty of Pastels, Neons and Floral Floral Floral!

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As much as I get so excited to see what Fashion is there for the upcoming season, I always look forward to seeing what is to come in terms of Make-up. Paddy McGurgan, Make-up Artist for FASHIONWEEK never disappoints. Yesterday the models were showing off a natural luminous make-up with complexions of perfection! I love S/S Make-up and the freshness it brings to the season!

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This season’s event will take place from 21-24 March across various venues in Belfast with the key catwalk shows moving to the exciting new home at the iconic Ulster Museum in Botanic Gardens.  The contemporary and minimalist atrium at the historic building will be transformed into a fashion haven as hundreds of fashion fans gather in March to celebrate all things style.

Cathy Martin, Director of FASHIONWEEK

Cathy Martin, Director of FASHIONWEEK

Cathy Martin, director of FASHIONWEEK said: “Key looks this season include pretty pastels, striking stripes, flirty florals and eye catching graphic prints.  In terms of colours it’s all about the bright neons, monochrome and also white and neutrals are big for spring/summer too.   Shows always sell out so we’d encourage anyone who wants to come along to any of the events to snap up their tickets!”

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The High Street fashion show is always popular and will take place on Saturday 23 March at 8pm.  Retailers from the high street taking part include, Marks & Spencer, Oasis, Warehouse, French Connection, Jigsaw, Benetton and Internacionale as well as Dorothy Perkins, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, Quiz, Blue Inc, Gap, Republic, Wallis, Laura Ashley, New Look, Burton and Exhibit from CastleCourt.  Once again the OUTLET Banbridge are returning for a third season to showcase their various collections. 

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Siobhan McKeown, Marketing Manager from The OUTLET said they’re thrilled to be back again for another season: “The OUTLET is delighted to be a part of Belfast Fashion Week for a third year running. This amazing event showcases the best in retail in Northern Ireland. Our brands, Oasis, LK Bennett, M&S Outlet, DKNY Jeans and many more, relish the opportunity to feature the latest high street trends.”

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George at ASDA will showcase a major spring 2013 collection on Thursday 21 March as one of the opening events that week and Maggie Jardine, regional manager of George at ASDA NI said they’re thrilled to be taking part in the biggest fashion event of the year: “FASHIONWEEK is a fantastic opportunity to show off our upcoming trends to customers both old and new.  We’re dedicated to keeping on top of the latest looks to ensure customers remain stylish without breaking the bank.  We’re very pleased to be showing off some of our lovely spring/summer pieces on the great platform that FASHIONWEEK offers – an audience of stylish and glamorous ladies who I think will be very impressed with our latest collection.” 

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Boutiques from right across Northern Ireland will also be highlighted in the designer/boutique night on Friday 22 March.  Boutiques including Jourdan and Blush from the Lisburn Road will sit alongside key pieces from local designers Una Rodden, Reudi Maguire, Grainne Maher and Lisa McCabe among others.

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Andrew Mulvenna, who is returning for a second season to make sure the models are sporting the latest hair trends, says ” In terms of hairstyles for this season I’m looking forward to showing off some gorgeous looks and will be experimenting with texture and volume to create a mixture of commercial and high fashion runway hair.  Deep side partings, low ponytails, 60s beehives and controlled waves are all big looks for hair this spring/summer, giving an urban but easily managed edge to your look.” 

DSC01951Tickets for the main catwalk shows (priced £20) are available from the Belfast Welcome Centre Box Office on 02890246609 or online via the links on www.belfastfashionweek.com For the latest information on West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK log onto www.facebook.com/belfastfw  & look out for updates.

THIS SEASON’S FASHIONWEEK MAGIC KICKS OFF IN OCTOBER

Fourteen seasons is a long time in fashion, but since its inception in 2005, Belfast’s West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK continues to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to providing the latest looks and hottest trends for fashion conscious stylistas.

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The event, which will take place from 13 – 21 October across various venues in the city, will include kids’ shows and workshops sponsored by The OUTLET at W5 as well as chic afternoon teas at the Merchant Hotel, the Diet Coke Design Award, the Fashion ReFound project and the super stylish Style Sunday event at James Street South restaurant as well as the main catwalk shows in the Europa FASHIONWEEK Centre.

Cathy Martin, director of FASHIONWEEK said:  “This season we will feature the finest established and up-and-coming designers as well as the best boutique and high street brands from all over Northern Ireland to create a fast-paced, exciting and irresistible slice of fashion in the city. We sell out every season and hopefully above all trends, that one will continue as we look forward to seeing what is making style queens weak at the knees for Autumn/Winter.

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She added: “What will we see on the catwalk? Well, in terms of fabrics we’ll be seeing lots of Jacquard weaves, brocade and felting and, as far as shapes go, there will be a lot of military coats and capes. Looking at colours, it’s all about red or royal blue as well as pyjama prints and a lot of monochrome and hounds tooth this winter. These looks, and many more, have all made their mark on the international catwalks and with our sense of style and adventure here, we hope to offer some amazing days and nights of fashionable fun for all ages.”

Karen Anderson from West Coast Cooler added: “The fashion buzz really begins once FASHIONWEEK launches and this season seems to be no different with fashionistas already keen to snap up the limited edition front row seats and sit back with a West Coast Cooler to enjoy the shows. There’s such a variety of shows, events  and workshops that there really is something for everyone, no matter what their budget or fashion favourites are.”

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Retailers from the high street taking part include Benetton, Marks & Spencer, French Connection, Exhibit, George at ASDA and Jigsaw; with Designers at Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse and Dorothy Perkins also showcasing (among others) as part of the CastleCourt shows. Then Oasis, Next Clearance, L.K. Bennett, Olsen and Staccato will all be part of the OUTLET’s collection on the main runway as well as at the ‘yummy mummy’ shows at W5.

Designer emporium Cruise in Victoria Square will host a stunning Afternoon Tea at the Merchant Hotel on Saturday 20 October. The stylish afternoon will include an array of teas, delicious sandwiches, pastries and chic cakes, as well as an intimate fashion show and a sparkling welcome cocktail from sponsor West Coast Cooler.  Seasoned stylists from Cruise will talk through this autumn’s key looks from top designers including Victoria Beckham, Amanda Wakeley and Armani as well as answering personal styling dilemmas for ladies of all shapes, sizes, and shopping budgets.  Places cost £30.00pp and are available at the Merchant Hotel directly on 02890 234888.

Boutiques from right across Northern Ireland will also be highlighted with Natoria in Larne and Diamond Dolls in Banbridge leading the way in the boutique show. Jourdan, Blush and Harrison from the Lisburn Road will also sit alongside key pieces from Una Rodden and Grainne Maher at this show on Thursday 18 October and then a full selection of home grown designers – from Derry milliner John Paul to new fashion graduate Saba Akram will showcase at the NI Designer show on Saturday 20 October.  Ones to watch out for on the catwalk include very edgy  designers Reudi Maguire and David Henderson as well as Fermanagh’s Lisa McCabe with her silk prints, weaver Jude Cassidy with luxurious hand woven scarves and Katie Wilson who has been quietly working and selling under Una Rodden for three years since graduating. Knit designers, Sean Henry, with his Van der Simon label and Mary Callan will showcase the best in wools while former stylist and retail manager Stephen Mageean takes to the catwalk in a stunning debut of evening gowns and says he intends to ‘wow the audiences’.

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New talent will also feature in the form of the Diet Coke Design Award which celebrates its third season at FASHIONWEEK, and three is a magic number for the competition this year, as not one, but three designers will be shortlisted to have their ideas made up by Una Rodden and showcased on the catwalk at FASHIONWEEK, where judges will decide which lucky fashionista will go on to win a mini scholarship to the London College of Fashion plus a shoot with photographer Khara Pringle. But before the judges decide, fans on Facebook will also be able to vote to help bolster support for entries, which are already flooding in. Entry forms are available to download from the Belfast FASHIONWEEK website and entrants don’t have to be designers or from a design background –

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In addition to the catwalk shows, some of the local designers have also teamed up with ReFound, a unique and chic-onomic platform to promote local creative talent and design, while offering furniture buyers an eco-conscious alternative in home styling.  For the first time, ReFound is hosting a bespoke ‘FASHION REFOUND’ show at the ReFound building in Wellington Place. Taking place throughout FASHIONWEEK, this exhibition, where Fashion meets Furniture, will  see up to ten up-and-coming fashion designer/makers apply their designs and creativity to a home interior piece, exclusively for ReFound.

Closing up the week’s events is the ever popular Style Sunday event and private show, which will once again include the best hair, beauty, make up and fashion advice from top experts including make-up artist Paddy McGurgan and hair stylist Andrew Mulvenna. Places for this event, which supports NI’s leading learning disability charity Mencap, can be purchased directly at James Street South for £40.

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International hair stylist and salon owner Andrew Mulvenna will take care of styling the hair throughout the week-long event and he is very excited about the prospect saying: “My artistic and creative team headed up by Judith McKay has worked on lots of fashion events in the past including London Fashion Week and the Central St Martins fashion show, but we are all looking forward to getting our hands on some of Ireland’s top models at FASHIONWEEK. We’re planning some show-stopping styles as well as some beautiful and easy-to-create looks for the audience.”

To buy tickets online for FASHIONWEEK go to http://gotobelfast.iristickets.co.uk/tickets/search.php5?searchword=fashion

For further information on West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK log onto www.belfastfashionweek.com or www.facebook.com/belfastfw  & look out for updates.