The iconic Titanic Drawing Offices were taken over for two nights as Northern Ireland’s fashionista’s descended upon the locale to see the very best of NI’s top emerging design talent at the Unify Fashion Showcase.
Since it’s inception two years ago, Unify Fashion Collective annual Showcase has became one of THE top fashion events for the style conscious, and of course Style Watch just had to be there to check out all the fashionably dressed guests.
Top of my best dressed list had to be the fabulous Amy Phillips. The girlfriend of designer and Unify Manager David Henderson, Amy always looks perfectly put together and I especially loved this cobalt blue and black strapless skater dress specially designed for her by David. Amy perfectly accessorised the look with a chic clutch and fabulous metallic shoes. Totally show stopping!
Yellow always makes a statement and I loved the chic, feminine take of Patricia Melroy’s ensemble, comprising of a maxi floral dress and perfectly cut primrose coloured cropped jacket. While Kirsty Shawe looked chic in blue with neutral accessories.
Yellow was certainly popular amongst guests with designer Kelly Black also opting for yellow, pairing her yellow jacket with a fabulous floral jumpsuit, and completing the look with statement jewellery. While Clare Byrne looked totally stunning a cupcake print 50’s style skater dress, with a fanciful tulle petticoat designed by Kelly Black, it was total style perfection.
Floral was another dominant trend, with guests opting to work the trend in numerous ways. Jamie Elliott went for a super elegant monochrome look, totally rocking a full length monochrome floral print skirt, which acted as the focal point of her effortless chic ensemble.
While Carla Malcolm worked a tailored, oriental inspired dress which hit all the right style notes. Natalie Henderson opted for an oversized clutch and super chic lace pencil skirt, finished off with a simple and chic top and cute statement necklace.
Gráinne McGarvey kept her look paired down, going for chic separates in classic black and nude, but giving her outfit a quirky twist with a super cute owl print scarf and very chic asymmetric cut out shoes.
Designer Shauna Fay always looks amazing and I loved her eternally stylish tuxedo style black jumpsuit, an item which should be in every girls wardrobe as the perfect alternative to the Little Black Dress.
Last but by no means least was Tamasin Lennon in a brocade style blue body con dress, perfectly tailored to her body and given a funky edge with some cage style sandals.
A fantastic two day event which showcased the very best of our emerging design talent, it was a pleasure to attend the shows and I am sure I speak for all the stylish guests when I say it was a truly memorable event. We are very lucky to have such amazingly talented designers here in NI.
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