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Video: Belfast FASHIONWEEK celebrates 21st birthday with spring-summer showcase launch

West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK fizzed into focus as it launched the line-up for its 21st season today.

Celebrating the milestone with a ‘coming of age’ theme, the event sees the addition of a new ‘Fifty over Fifty’ show for fashionistas in their fifties and beyond, as well as the re-introduction of the Fashion & Retail Awards, which will celebrate the history of the event as well as looking to the future of fashion here.

The four day event, which will run from 10-13 March, will see the return of nightly catwalk shows featuring collections from both the high street as well as from independently owned boutiques plus local designers’ work and the popular Sushi Saturday and Style Sunday events to round off the long weekend of fashion.

FASHIONWEEK Director Cathy Martin said: “I’m sure everyone will agree that there is some incredible creative talent here in Northern Ireland and it’s time to acknowledge and celebrate what we have on our doorsteps.

"I watched with pride as former FASHIONWEEK participant and Magherafelt man J.W. Anderson spectacularly and deservedly won both Female and Male Designer of the Year at last year’s British Council Fashion Awards, and it’s only right that we give local designers and retailers recognition for their work too.”

Details of all events can be found on wwwbelfastfashionweek.com

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