United Colors of Benetton presented the Autumn/Winter 2007-08 collections at Lucan House, the official Italian Ambassador’s residency, last week, thanks to the kind invitation of H.E. Dr. Lucio Alberto Savoia, the Italian Ambassador to Ireland.
On show were items from the very special 40th Anniversary collection, which was the protagonist of the celebrations that Benetton held in Paris to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand. This collection takes its inspiration from the typical Benetton elements of colour and wool, used in an ever-new and creative way to convey the brand’s spirit as a point of convergence of cultures, races and nationalities.
The Benetton company is present in Ireland with more than 50 stores and new openings are planned. Among the guests welcomed by Nicola & Daniela Capone of Benetton Ireland were US ambassador H.E. Thomas C. Foley, writer Marisa Mackle, Fashionfilosofy.com's Arsheen, top model Alli MacDonnell of Compton Models (John Compton co-ordinated the show) shared the catwalk with her son Alex, RTE's Orchestra leader Frank McNamara attended with wife Teresa Lowe, Lucy Pilgrim and Denise Kennedy and event organiser Puffin Moynihan. With catering from La Banca restaurant in Lucan, the event oozed Italian style, typical of Benetton.