DesignedBy was one of the many innovative events taking place to celebrate and promote local design in Northern Ireland's first city, Belfast. Staged at The MAC, Belfast's contemporary arts centre, DesignedBy was a curated exhibition of clothing and accessory designers by fashion stylist and journalist, Jessica Fok. Jessica was keen to put on a fashion show that focused on design rather than trends and Belfast Design Week was the perfect fit.
We were invited to participate in DesignedBy to show what sustainably designed clothing looks like and were delighted to show alongside Northern Irish designers including Attune Womenswear and Marie Claire Ferguson.
Northern Ireland's pre-eminent Arts Centre is always buzzing and there's always lots happening, so The MAC proved to be the perfect venue for the DesignedBy runway show.
Back stage, the designers fitted each of their looks to one of the models from the Maureen Martin Model Management. The Charleville Dress is ready to debut...
Runway models were attended to by hair and beauty designed by Hair Artist Kelly White and Chief Make-up Designer Joanne Gray.
Models backstage awaiting their moment to walk: Ella wears All Seasons Dress in indigo Irish linen and Lauren is dressed in the cotton Kinsale Shirt. We partnered with CrossEyes spectacle specialists, whose retro styles perfectly complimented our sustainable clothing.
A favourite image of Vuitton wearing the Gabriel skirt in wool tweed and side buttoned top in Irish linen. Curator and organiser, Jessica Fok ensures the schedule is seamless.