Thursday, February 23, 2012

M&S SS12

Their M&S: 1. Nadine Wai-O'Flynn; 2. Carmel Manion and Karl Shaaban; 3. Jean McGann. (Pix. Kieran Harnett)

Over 200 of Dublin’s movers and shakers turned up to see Marks & Spencer unveil its spring summer collection in the historic surroundings of City Hall on Dame St.

Top Irish stylist Catherine Condell, produced the show focusing on the major trends for the season including Park Avenue, Miami Kitsch, Track Stars and Culture Clash. Top models Thalia Heffernan and Christina Toal showcased the range which included key items including the iconic per una Speziale floral shift dress and Limited Collection yellow mesh dress.

The front row was filled with TV’s finest including Sinead Desmond and Alan Hughes from TV3 and fashion stylist Sonja Mohlich. Also amongst the fashionable crowd were Lisa Duffy, Debbie O’Donnell and Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain. Jewel expert Natasha Sherling and stylist Sarah Rickard were amongst the twitterati in tweeting their favourite looks, all of which had #ss12mands trending on twitter.

Carmel Breheny, Marketing Manager for Marks & Spencer commented ‘It has been a superb evening for us and we’ve been delighted to welcome such a great crowd of media, stylists and fashionatas to check out the new collections, which are arriving in store now.”