Newry Alternative Fashion Week 2017 & EQUAL Newry Fashion Week 2018
Newry City was host to their first alternative fashion show held in the stunning Millers Suite at Canal Court Hotel & Spa on Halloween 2017. After a year of eventing the alternative fashion week has been spread out over the country and abroad, with 5 shows in total, three launching the week of creative designs in November & December of 2016 in major venues across Belfast followed by the historical sold out debut Alternative show in the heart of London September 2017 at Piccadilly Circus and finally, the last of the years alternative shows in Newry on Halloween night proved a successful year of eventing in all.
With a large influx of London designers, models and actors travelling over to attend and participate in the Newry event the atmosphere was blissful. To have had local make up artists and models mix and mingle with London celebrities was a proud moment for the organisers and added heightened elation for the audience and everyone locally involved.
The show opened with a captivating performance from Irish singer and harpist Brona McVittie who performed hypnotic and enchanting original songs on her large harp then followed by an appearance from rising street magician star JSPADES the music and magic proved an intoxicating and mesmerising starter for the evening of creative and out of the box alternative fashion that followed. Local Belfast designer Titanic Denim, Amsterdam Designer LesTere, British Actor George Newton who made several appearances on the runway, singer and TV performer Amrick Channa finished the night off with a euphoric rendition of bumper dance songs pulling the crowds up onto the runway to dance with the models putting a smile on everyone’s face before they made their way home.
This was the beginning of many more Newry Fashion shows that are to come in the future with the first “Newry Fashion Week” already advertised for 28th April 2018 promising a more commercial focus on fashion. With multi million pounds of major investment being pumped into Newry City the future and timing seems to be aligning itself perfectly for a fantastic run of fashion shows. Newry’s location is in the centre of a fashion triangle being London, Belfast and Dublin, making it a prime location and easy to get to for global travellers. Being held in Millers Suite in Canal Courts hotel and spa in, their best function room it also boasts to having extremely compatable travel and accomodation bonuses with a bus station right beside it and free parking on the hotel grounds. Special offers on rooms are available for groups of people coming specifically for the fashion shows encouraging a very bright future in Newry City indeed.