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Belfast West Coast Cooler Fashionweek   at the old Northern Bank buildings on Waring Street.

Belfast West Coast Cooler Fashionweek at the old Northern Bank buildings on Waring Street.

Jude pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Jude pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Naoise pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Naoise pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Jude pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Jude pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Kirsty pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Kirsty pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Agneta pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Agneta pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Jude pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Jude pictured during Thursday night's catwalk show. Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

A stunning model shows off the hottest trends for Spring at Thursday nights West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

A stunning model shows off the hottest trends for Spring at Thursday nights West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashionweek

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion Week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion Week.

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

Fashion followers and couture vultures flock to the old Northern Bank building in Waring Street for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue  for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building in Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week. Finnola Guinnanne wearing Sretsus Lime from Rara Dres and Kirsty Stewart wearing Atelier - Traffic People Silk Miami Sheena Maxi Dress

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week. Finnola Guinnanne wearing Sretsus Lime from Rara Dres and Kirsty Stewart wearing Atelier - Traffic People Silk Miami Sheena Maxi Dress

Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week. Kirsty Stewart wears Atelier - Traffic People Silk Miami Sheena Maxi Dress

Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week. Kirsty Stewart wears Atelier - Traffic People Silk Miami Sheena Maxi Dress

Model Caitlyn wearing a black Petra Tobias dress with black veil on the catwalk for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week.  CRUISE and Silk joined local boutiques Candy Plum, Atelier, Harrison, Jourdan and Blush in showcasing their Spring/Summer 2010 collections.

Model Caitlyn wearing a black Petra Tobias dress with black veil on the catwalk for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week. CRUISE and Silk joined local boutiques Candy Plum, Atelier, Harrison, Jourdan and Blush in showcasing their Spring/Summer 2010 collections.

Models Finola wearing Sretsis Lime Green RaRa Dress from Candy Plum and Kristy wearing Traffic people silk Miami Sheena Maxi Dress from Atelier on the catwalk for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week. CRUISE and Silk joined local boutiques Candy Plum, Atelier, Harrison, Jourdan and Blush in showcasing their Spring/Summer 2010 collections.

Models Finola wearing Sretsis Lime Green RaRa Dress from Candy Plum and Kristy wearing Traffic people silk Miami Sheena Maxi Dress from Atelier on the catwalk for Belfast's West Coast Cooler Fashion week. CRUISE and Silk joined local boutiques Candy Plum, Atelier, Harrison, Jourdan and Blush in showcasing their Spring/Summer 2010 collections.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

The old Northern Bank building on Waring Street was the venue for Belfast's West Coast Cooler fashion week.

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Every season there’s always one movie which inspires stylists and directly affects fashion trends.

Recent examples have included the Twilight Saga, which saw teenage girls vamping it up like extras from Hammer House of Horrors; the success of Chicago resulted in a womenswear craze for boudoir burlesque; whilst the blockbuster Marie Antoinette produced a penchant for chalky-pastel make-up, ornate brocade, bows, ruffles, fans and hair-pieces.

So it was no surprise to see the models at last night’s final show from Belfast Fashionweek striding onto the catwalk looking like surreal figures from Alice in Wonderland. Curiouser and curiouser... even though Tim Burton’s elaborate remake of the hallucinogenically-enhanced fairytale has only just opened nationwide, our designers and stylists are already in on the act.

Hairdresser Michael Quinn and his team really went to town on some incredibly intricate and innovative styles, inspired by the original weird and wonderful movie-maker.

Meanwhile, Belfast Telegraph Weekend beauty columnist Paddy McGurgan treated the models to a kaleidoscopic range of cosmetic colours, using the trendy label GOSH, to perfectly complement and captivate each character. Shades of glimmering turquoise, ultraviolet and sparkling emerald gleamed against perfectly pale complexions and nearly nude lips.

Fashions were courtesy of the best of new local talent from Belfast MET students and some of Northern Ireland’s most exciting young designers. Newry-based Katie McGuigan, whose CCKT label is making waves in New York and London, showcased her latest work, as did young Coleraine designer Bridgene Graham as well as Katie Wilson. The result was a brilliant grande finale show to what has been the most successful West Coast Cooler Belfast Fashionweek yet.

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