Advice: Make sure your boots are made for walkin’.
Cork’s most stylish folk will be out in force this Saturday for the Cork Fashion Festival Fashion Trail – an all-day party that will see the city’s best stores and boutiques open their doors for free classes, demos and workshops.
Designer and TV presenter Brendan Courtney (fresh from his hosting duties at a huge fashion show at City Hall on Friday night) will cut the ribbon on the morning, declaring the jam-packed trail open for business.
The line-up is guaranteed to help you sort out your winter wardrobe so consider it your free seasonal styling session.
Bring your best mate, your mum or the gang from the office and don’t forget to toast your new look with a cocktail afterwards…
Here’s the full list of free events to check out on the day in Cork City Centre:
Brown Thomas, Patrick St.
Workshop & Fashion show with Designer Luisa Cerano: 12pm & 2.30pm
Debenhams, Patrick St.
AW Trend Clinics: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
These clinics will showcase three key trends for AW. Afterwards, expert personal shoppers will be on hand to share their knowledge of how to rock this season’s trends for your colouring and body shape. Confirm your attendance by emailing [email protected] to ensure your seat is reserved.
The clinics will be supported by make-up artists in Kat Von D, (exclusive to Debenhams).
Miss Daisy Blue, Market Parade
Vintage Style File: 11am
This workshop with in-store creative and stylist Yvonne Cronin will give you some top tips on how to shop for your autumn/winter vintage wardrobe.
Primetime, Washington St.
Primetime Custom Jam: 12pm until 5pm
This live event will showcase local artists customising clothing, shoes and accessories with original artwork and designs with a DJ in store from 12pm-5pm.
Saville Menswear, Oliver Plunkett St.
Men’s Style with Herbie Frogg & Saville made to measure: 12pm
Bauhaus, Cornmarket St.
2.30pm: Couture Hair & Accessory Demo with Ger Wyatt
VILA / Selected Homme: 20% off all day
Azure Jewellery, Georges Quay
3pm-5pm: Bridal Upstyle Event with Aisling Kelleher
Vibes & Scribes, Bridge St.
10.30am & 11.30am: Millinery Demo using flowers, feathers and hat bases. Register here.
Topshop/Topman, Opera Lane
Style Advisor Lauren will be showing off the latest seasonal trends with a preview of the A/W 2018 collections: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
GAP, Opera Lane
Kids Styling session with Dreaming Always duo Leona and Nessa on the first floor. The girls will be talking about current trends and how to prep yourself and your little ones with minimum fuss: 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm.
Vero Moda / Jack & Jones: 20% off all day
Fran & Jane: Fashion showcase throughout the day. Gift with purchase.
Autumn/Winter Trend Showcase with models in-store: 1pm. Drop in for discounts.
Sheena’s Oliver Plunkett St.
A Style Session will take place at Sheena’s at 12pm.
The event is part of the Cork City Centre Fashion Festival, organised by Lockdown PR & Events and supported by Cork City Council, which will also see a free fashion show taking place at the Atrium at City Hall on Friday September 7th.
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