Some of Northern Ireland’s top emerging fashion and musical talent will be showcasing their skills at a fashion and music extravaganza in the beautiful and opulent surroundings of the Parliament buildings at Stormont on Saturday 04 May.
The chic black tie event, which is being organised by Unify Collective Fashion Studio and sponsored by Aston Martin, Belfast, will provide a unique platform for both graduate and student designers to showcase their collections while also introducing the audience to musical entertainment from up and coming local bands. All profits made from the evening will go towards Cinemagic, a charity supporting young people wishing to enter the film industry.
The invitation to hold the Unify Fashion Showcase at Stormont came from Basil McCrea MLA who is a strong supporter of Unify Fashion Studio, which provides local designers with a professionally fitted design studio including the best equipment and materials available, enabling young Northern Irish designers to hone their talents. BBC Radio Ulster presenter and self-confessed fashion fan, Alan Simpson will host the evening.
Given the natural affinity that exists between the worlds of bespoke fashion and hand crafted sports cars, Aston Martin, Belfast are the perfect partner to sponsor the event.
John West at Charles Hurst Aston Martin commented: “Unify Northern Ireland and Aston Martin are a natural partnership, where both provide discerning customers with a tailor-made experience, not just in terms of their amazing products, but also through the exemplary levels of service customers can expect to experience. It’s our pleasure to support this fantastic event.”
Lucky audience members who snap up a ticket will see emerging fashion designers Shauna Fay, Kam Kouture by Kiera Anne Marie Phillips, David Henderson, Barry Devine and Sinead Laverty feature their covetable pieces for autumn/winter 2013 throughout various rooms of the building. A selection of up and coming student designers from Belfast Metropolitan College will also be given a segment of the evening to showcase their work along with jewellery and millinery designers B’Jewelled Bridal, Melanie Bond and Aura. Guests can relax and unwind with live music, a DJ set, food and drink right through to midnight before taking home a fabulous goodie bag at the end of the evening.
Children’s charity Cinemagic has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and is currently the largest film event of its kind for young people in Ireland and the UK. Designed for and by young people the organisation caters for creative youngsters (aged 4 to 25) with just about every level of interest in film, whether to watch and enjoy, create their own work or take things a stage further and find out more about a career in the film or television industry.
The Unify Fashion Showcase will take place on Saturday 04 May with a drinks reception at 7pm with food served from 8-10pm. Tickets cost £30 each and are available through Unify and supporting shops (firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.unifyni.com 028 9023 6452)