Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Right Said Fred: 1. Kevin Monahan & Lucy McPhail; 2. Tara Tisdall, Oscar Diana & Kairit Neiland; 3. Cairena Foy & Ailish Kelly. (Pix. Kieran Harnett)

The Fred Perry fashion brand hosted a summer party at Arnotts to launch the Sun-sational series of events in the Henry Street department store, running until Sunday 22nd May.

Welcoming in the summer season of chilled-out sunny days, festivals and gigs, Dublin's cool set packed out the store and were treated to a storming set from local heroes The Minutes and DJ Cici Kavanagh. There was also some seriously competitive action on the table tennis tables, a nod to the tennis history of the brand.

The event attracted Dublin's stylish music fans including Chewy, Laura Mahon, Josh Gordon, Billy Scurry, Owen Clarke, Alwyn Bourne, Suzanne O'Dea, Dave De Valera and Rosemary McCabe, all ready to start their summer season in style.

Since the 1990s Fred Perry has maintained close links with a street-savvy music-loving audience by hosting gigs and promoting the best new bands on the indie, edgy side of mainstream from Vancouver to Tokyo via its Subculture events and festival associations.