Fashion Editor EMMA CONNOLLY looks ahead to Cork Fashion Week, in association with the Evening Echo
FORGET London and Milan, the fashion spotlight is shining on Cork this week as the third annual Cork
Fashion Week (CFW) kicks off.
CFW, in association with the Evening Echo, starts on Friday with an Afternoon Tea fashion show at the Hayfield Manor Hotel.
On her return from presenting at both London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week, Irish stylist and TV personality Angela Scanlon will host the event — which will showcase new collections from local boutiques.
Glanmire’s Kellie Forde, pictured, who wowed viewers in this year’s Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, will model in all events.
Cork Fashion Week is the brainchild of dynamic duo Emer O’Sullivan and Vivienne Kelly of Lockdown Model Agency.
Emer said: “After watching many international blogs online celebrate Angela Scanlon’s style at London Fashion Week, we are so excited to have Ireland’s answer to Olivia Palermo down to host the first of our CFW events this year. The collections being styled for the show are like nothing you have seen in past seasons.”
The event will also be filmed by Diet Coke for their well-known international Youtube channel and blog, with blogger Sarah Licentiate presenting for the channel at
Details of all the Cork Fashion Week events are available by visiting www.corkfashionweek.com
What’s on where at Cork Fashion Week
Friday, Sept 28
2pm: Afternoon Tea and fashion show at Hayfield Manor Hotel, hosted by Angela Scanlon. Tickets cost 35 and are available from www.tickets.ie or [email protected]
Saturday, Sept 29
12.30pm and 2.30pm (weather permitting): Opera Lane outdoor shows showcasing all the season’s new looks.
7.30pm: Cork Fashion Week Designer of the Year Awards and Showcase at the Triskel.
Tickets cost 20 and are available from www.tickets.ie and Origin Hair Design on Drawbridge Street. Email [email protected]
Thursday, October 4
8pm: Vintage Vixens at the Half Moon, celebrating decades of vintage Hollywood glamour.
See tonight’s WOW! for more