Last from the series of posts about Showcase Ireland event presents work of the most interesting exhibitors. Designers and companies I've chosen not only have amazing garments to sell but they have also presented their products to the audience in a really fantastic way. Eye catching showrooms, well designed areas, access to every single item and friendly staff is definitely sign of professionalism and commitment. Here are a few pictures and links to the websites if you would like to purchase. Enjoy!
For the event we have chosen trendy pieces made of leather, quilted fabric and fur.
Martyna has worn full circle quilted skirt, beautiful shiny necklace, bright purple turtle neck top and classic pumps. I decided to go for check shirt from Zara, A-line shiny leather skirt from Asos, stilettos in dark green ( New Look), cosy Mongolian fur (River Island), small messenger bag from Zara and vintage ribbon to complete the look.
Showcase is Ireland’s Creative Expo which unite Irish and international designers in one place giving an opportunity to mix and mingle with buyers from all over the world. From knitwear, crafts, through jewellery and bags to gifts and home accessories.
All for us passionate about fashion.
Of course I couldn't miss out such a great event! I went there with my friend Martyna which is also interested in fashion. I believe we have seen every single exhibitor and I'll present you those who I like the most. But first a few words about great fashion show which was created and hosted by Sonia Reynolds. Sonia together with her co-producers presented mix of chic and casual stylisations using exhibitors garments. Elegant furs, beautiful knitwear, rich wool and classy cotton ruled the runway. I felt in love with amazing knitwear which I immediately added to my wish list.The show was fantastic from stylisation though music to general organization. I really enjoyed it! Enough talking, see it yourself on the pictures we took during the show and backstage.Enjoy!
Evening dresses vary from ballerina to maxi length and are generally made of expensive fabrics such as lace, silk chiffon, satin, organza, velvet, etc.. Also well-known as court dresses they emerged in the 15th century with the grow of the Burgundian court. Wool, in different weaves, was the most major widely used fabric at the time. Rich fibres were frequently the domain of the aristocracy, used as an identifier of social level and importance. Also silk (firmly established around 1400 in the Mediterranean) became stylish for those who could afford it. Dresses for court balls and similar celebrations were often made of intricately woven silk and trimmed with luxurious furs to emphasize the wearer's social position. The Italian Renaissance courts were the summit of style and elegance in Europe. With the beginning of the Baroque era, 17th century court dresses featured draped skirts with long trains, tight bodices, low necklines trimmed with lace, and embroidery. At the beginning of late 18th century, the term "evening gown" emerged, as balls and official dances were no longer the only domain of royals and nobility. The French Revolution had caused social disturbance, and strongly tiled the place of upper-middle and upper class society. A common silhouettes for evening wear, just as for day wear, was the high-waisted empire or regency dress. Evening versions traited lowers necklines, short sleeves, highly structured fabrics and embroidery. Evening styles has changed radically during the 19th century, and expand from the relatively simple classically inspired shape of the early decades to progressively fuller skirts and, at times, sleeves. During the Edwardian period, or Belle Epoque, the s-shaped figure was stylish which included a very slim waist. Straight away preceding and during World War I, shape became looser and more fluid as a forerunner to the boyish silhouettes of the 1920s. Along with the Empire cut, over the years the sheath, mermaid, A-line, and trumpet form became fashionable. Also, the dropped waist and princess style were trendy, depending on the period (based on Wikipedia)
The word "brogue" has multiple etymologies, however it generally refers to Irish bróg ("rough or stout shoe"). "Brogue" was first used to describe a form of outdoor, country
walking shoe in the early twentieth century. It is a style of low-heeled shoe characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges. This type of the shoes was traditionally worn by men of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. At that time the brogue was not considered to be appropriate for other
occasions, social or business. However over time perceptions have changed and
brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts, including
business. In 2013 they became must-have piece for women too. I totally fell in love with them when I started watching "Boardwalk Empire". I like a lot the two-tone brogues Steve Buscemi wears however for myself I've chosen more feminine style in shiny maroon. Brogues are one of the shoes I'll keep in my wardrobe forever.
Coat Zara, Jumper Mango, Tank top Vero Moda, Trousers Vero Moda,