What a weekend!
I got the chance to go to London Fashion Week – an event I’ve always wanted to do attend. LFW used to take place at Somerset House, but has since moved to Soho with many shows taking place at Brewer’s Street Car Park. However, there are peripheral events dotted all around the city.
Image by Alex Bechtin of AB Photo Dublin
House of iKons invited me along to blog live from Millennium Hotel at Mayfair after reading one of my blogs about Irish designer Emma Curtis. This was a dream. I never really knew how to go about getting tickets to shows, so when this opportunity presented itself, I jumped at it. Now, we’re already looking forward to the next show!
House of iKons was founded by Savite Kaye, a designer and Royal Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust charity. House of iKons celebrates the new generation of global fashion talent. It is a platform for the very best emerging fashion designers, with an emphasis on new and innovative fashion.
It is with the support of the Prince’s Trust that enables young designers worldwide to showcase their creative talents – an opportunity that perhaps they would otherwise have little chance of attaining. House of iKons works with global media partner Fashion One TV to reach an audience of 100 million viewers in 120 countries.
House of iKons designers have been signed to department stores around the world and have been endorsed by major celebrities such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, JLo, Britney Spears and Tyra Banks. So, this was a fantastic opportunity for Emma Curtis and fellow Irish designers.
This show spanned an entire afternoon and evening and we saw the latest collections of 21 designers. Lisa Jayne Millinery opened the show and designers in the afternoon included YEN, Gabriella Gambetta, I Love Four Seasons by Emilia Walls and Irish designer Kyree Forrest (pictured below).
The evening show featured the work of two talented Irish designers EmMarie by Emma Curtis and Haus of MoHawk. I have featured Emma’s work in my columns and on my blog modaFix on several occasions. She is a genuine, gracious and talented individual, who represented Irish Design so well on the runway this week.
Image by Alex Bechtin of AB Photo Dublin
To accompany her designs Emma chose my shell earrings, which are available at Shells Café. Read all about my latest project here. You can order directly by contacting me on Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For full details of what I wore, click here.
It must be said that at House of iKons there was absolutely no snobbery, which is sometimes associated with the fashion industry. We were warmly welcomed by everyone involved, especially Garreth Byrne of Bespoke Boutiques. He very aptly described House of iKons as a ‘family’ who look out for each other. It is an exceptionally welcoming and inclusive environment helping launch not only designers, but also benefitting the careers of models, presenters, photographers and bloggers!
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Mitch Desunia bridal blew us all away during the Grand Finale.
I recorded the show live to readers using snapchat, Facebook Live and Instagram. We had a couple hours between shows to soak up the atmosphere on Lexington Street and spot the very best of LFW’s street style. We also stumbled upon a great restaurant called Andrew Edmunds and met a fab couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary – beaming with happiness!
For details of this cape, click here.
Excellent fellow blogger from Sligo, Amie Brennan of Floralesque blog was also there. Her series of interviews with Irish designers is definitely worth checking out. Personally, I love tuning in to find out the latest. Amie very kindly wrote about my jewellery and love of style here.
Here we are: 2 Sligo ladies blogging and photographing in the press and media section, which was predominately male.
We had time the next morning for a wander around Brick Lane and Spitalfields markets as we were staying in Shoreditch. It was certainly a fashionful trip to remember and I’d recommend you do this at least once if you’re interested in fashion or just want a girly weekend away!
Thanks for reading.
a happy T xo