Friday, September 21, 2012

On your Marks

AW12MandS: 1. Annemarie O'Connor and Louise O'Reilly; 2. Celia Holman Lee; 3. Sinead Desmond and Elaine Butler Doolin. (Pix. KH)

Ireland’s top fashion media descended upon Marks & Spencer’s Rooftop Restaurant in the Grafton Street store for the unveiling of the store’s elegant autumn winter collection.

Super stylist Catherine Condell produced the up tempo and directional show, which focussed on the major trends for the season including Modern Military, Demure, 21st Century Remix, Arts & Crafts and Gothic Romance. Guests were also treated to a sneak peek of the gorgeous new Rosie for Autograph lingerie collection which was recently launched in store to great acclaim.

Former Miss Ireland Olivia Treacy, who flew home from LA for the show, looked regal as she showcased the hottest looks for the new season, while top models Irma Mali, Teodora Sutra, Sarah Morrissey and Karen Fitzpatrick also turned heads as they took to the catwalk.  Key pieces from the show included the iconic Autograph digital print dress, an Autograph military coat and a per una leather dress, which looked super on model Yomiko Chen.

The FROW was full of fashion savvy guests including Celia Holman Lee, Cathy O’Connor, Ingrid Hoey, Angela Scanlon and Courtney Smith all enthusiastically discussing their favourite looks from the show.

Among the other guests were TV3’s Alan Hughes, Glenda Gilson and Debbie O’Donnell.  Stylish duo Bridget Coffey and Liz Greene attended on behalf of the British Embassy, while Louise Heraghty from 2FM caught up with the ever-glamorous Lorraine Keane and Lisa Fitzpatrick.