Lexus to sponsor a celebration of Irish fashion design

CarsBy Sunday World
Teo Sutra at the launch of the event
Teo Sutra at the launch of the event
Teo Sutra at the launch of the event
Teo Sutra at the launch of the event

The Lexus Irish Fashion Collective will bring together stunning collections from Ireland’s leading designers at an event in Trinity College next month.

Work from big nmaes like Philip Treacy, Simone Rocha, Deborah Veale and Sharon Hoey will be on show on Friday April 29.

The event will be held in the beautiful and historic setting of Trinity College, with a drinks/champagne reception in the magnificent Long Room at The Trinity Library at 6.30pm, followed by a spectacular fashion show across the Front Square in the Trinity College Dining Hall at 7.45pm.

The collective will also include designers Mariad Whisker, Umit Kutluk, Helen Steele, Aideen Bodkin with more to be announced closer to the date.

Each designer will showcase their seasonal collections with the support of Lexus to raise funds towards the vision of creating Ireland’s first Dementia village at Saint Joseph's Shankill.

Lorraine Keane will be on hand to MC and assist with a short special auction, which will include a hat that will be personally presented by Philip Treacy who will be there on the evening. The show with be produced by leading stylist Catherine Condell and will feature Ireland’s leading models.

Kevin O’Reilly, Head of Lexus; “We are delighted to be associated with the Irish Fashion Collective while being able to support the incredible work at Saint Joseph’s Shankill, for those people living with dementia, and their families. Lexus is renowned for creating ‘amazing’ through our product range and the customer experience we provide. The Lexus Irish Fashion Collective is exactly the type of unique and innovative event that we look to partner with. ”

Designer Deborah Veale; “I am very happy that some of Ireland’s most talented designers have generously agreed to show at this amazing event. We are excited that Lexus have come on board as our title sponsor and very grateful for their support. This disease has touched a huge number of people in Ireland and almost everyone knows someone, be they family or friends who have been touched by dementia.

"Saint Joseph’s Shankill is an amazing facility and myself and my family are very grateful for the loving care my father receives. Creating a village community where people living with dementia can reside and be cared for is both exciting and unfortunately, increasingly needed."

Tickets priced €100 are available from [email protected] or by calling 1890 301 501.