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Belfast FashionWeek: Models to be right on trend with citrus colours

By Staff Reporter

Fans of Belfast's annual West Coast Cooler FashionWeek can look forward to an array of zingy colour with a palette of citrus bursts on the catwalk.

The 19th FashionWeek season runs from March 19-22, showcasing the best of Northern Irish designers, independent boutiques and international high street names.

In terms of trends, expect bright yellows and lime greens to brighten the catwalk. There will also be some welcome returns, according to event director Cathy Martin.

"An eclectic mix of vintage prints and fabrics inspired by fashions of the 1970s will also abound, with full-flared trouser silhouettes and belted-in waists everywhere," she said.

"For evening, feminine ballerina shapes and fabrics give a delicate alternative to the bolder stripes, prints and colours for day wear."

Already confirmed for March 20 are Blush and Jourdan from the Lisburn Road, Diamond Dolls and Spoilt Belle Boutique, as well as designers Grainne Maher, Nor Lisa and Chloe Dougan.

Newcomers include Mimi's Roadtrip boutique from The Moy in Tyrone, The Style Retreat, Lisburn, Dundalk-based designer Gillian Leavy and illustrator-turned-designer Sara O'Neill.

High Street Heaven on Saturday, March 21 brings the latest looks from Next, Marks and Spencer, Jigsaw, The Outlet, Banbridge, Excel Clothing, DV8 Fashion, Oasis, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Designers at Debenhams and Miss Selfridge from CastleCourt.

The schedule closes in sumptuous style with the Style Sunday luncheon at Shu on March 22.

Details and tickets can be found at www.belfastFashionWeek.com or Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609

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