Video: Fashion design meets business at Arthur Cox showcase in the Merchant
Northern Ireland corporate law firm Arthur Cox hosted an exclusive Fashion Showcase in the Merchant Hotel, Belfast - the latest in a series of events held by Arthur Cox in Dublin, London and New York, devised to support Irish designers by connecting with the business communities in each city.
Hosted by renowned stylist Cathy O’Connor, the show featured 11 of the most talented designers from throughout the island of Ireland.
For Belfast based milliner Gráinne Maher the event offered her the chance to meet local businesswomen and showcase a her new collection launched recently at London Fashion Week.
Gráinne said: “My collection was received really well at London Fashion Week so it’s great to be able to showcase it locally too.
“It’s an opportunity for local designers to meet face-to-face with existing and new customers and raise our profile within the Northern Ireland marketplace.
“This kind of backing is vital for the local fashion industry, especially in the present climate and events like this will give us a much needed boost.”
Catriona Gibson, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Arthur Cox, Belfast said: “Arthur Cox is very proud to help support local business in this way. Our aim is to strengthen connections within the Northern Ireland business community and pave the way for future growth in the local design industry.
“Northern Ireland boasts some of the most talented fashion designers in the world, and we’ve really enjoyed this opportunity to work with them and support them on their journey.
“Our wider series of events held in Dublin, London and New York give homegrown designers an opportunity to showcase their work to brand new audiences further afield.”
Belfast Telegraph Digital