On March 28th of this year we were delighted to take part in the ARC fashion show for the 5th year in a row since the event’s inception. The ARC show is an event unparalleled in its impact and importance; it is also my favourite annual fashion show by far. Ireland’s most prestigious night of fashion is, most importantly, a fundraiser organised to raise money to fund ARC Cancer Support Centres, currently celebrating their 25th year in Ireland. ARC offers its phenomenal therapy and counselling services free of charge to those affected by cancer and their families, as such the ARC fashion show carries with it a huge importance.
For this show I was delighted to have collaborated with my fellow Council of Irish Fashion Designers member, the fabulous milliner Aoife Kirwan to create a series of looks with a springtime feel and a striking silhouette. A long-time collaborator of mine, Aoife’s designs are crisp, confident, and contemporary with a focus on luxurious materials and classic techniques – one of the reasons our styles compliment each other so much!
The night itself boasted a whole host of established and upcoming Irish talent. The ARC Show is always a serious one-to-watch when it comes to Irish Fashion and Design.
The show was positively electric with a fantastic buzz emanating from the now iconic ARC angels segment of the night featuring a phenomenal line up of women taking to the stage having beaten cancer to support and celebrate their fellow survivors and their families, as well as the role ARC has played in their recovery.