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Fashion Breakthrough Uprising Fashion Show

August 20, 2009
Fashion BreakthroughFashion Breakthrough Uprising Fashion Show took place in Dublin on the 19th of August on Meeting House Square showcasing emerging Irish designers.
The Catwalk Show was the culmination of the one week fringe event – Fashion Breakthrough. Launched on the 17th of August with the public opening of Pop-Up Boutique on Cow’s Lane, Fashion Breakthrough presents some of the most unique and edgy Irish talents.

Organised by designer Lisa Shawgi and styled by Angela Scanlon, the aim of the event is to “create an accessible, unique platform for fresh design expertise via a vibrant fringe event that accentuates all that is exceptional in the art of Irish Fashion. The purpose of the project is to keep young designers connected, to provide a high profile showcase for some outstanding work and to promote sustainable Irish Fashion. Positioning ourselves at the creative vanguard in Irish style, our vision is for a reinvented, reinvigorated domestic fashion scene that will bring something strong and surprising to the international stage” (Dublin City Enterprise Board).

Read the full interview with Lisa Shawgi by Whisty Dublin Fashion here.

And the timing couldn’t have been better! Featuring unique and timeless pieces, Fashion Breakthrough provides a counterpart to High Street fashion and gives a fresh perspective which I think has been long overdue. Also, the event has an emphasis on ethical fashion, with most of the pieces being handmade using recycled materials. The actuality of fashion Breakthrough speaks for itself!

The show was a real feast of different styles and ideas. Among the designers were Bebhinn Flood, Heidi Higgins, Sinead Doyle, Lisa Shawgi, Sophie Rieu, Karolina Schlagner, Zoe Boomer, Sarah McGahon and the list goes on.

My personal favourites were the military inspired pieces made by Amelie Goillot using recycled materials and the singed, edgy designs by Emily Jones. For all catwalk images click here.

Tea stained, singed cream corset cream corset dress with green bolero by Emily Jones

Tea stained, singed cream corset cream corset dress with green bolero by Emily Jones

Newspaper print cropped jacket with Harlem denim trousers by Amelie Goillot

Newspaper print cropped jacket with Harlem denim trousers by Amelie Goillot

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