Designed By: 5 reasons to join us

Designed By. is Belfast Design Week’s first major fashion event and is set to take place on Tuesday 8 November at The MAC, Belfast.

Here’ are a few things guests can look forward to:  

1.     Neighbourhood ateliers

The runway show has been designed to illustrate and celebrate the talent of our local fashion and accessory designers. Be a good neighbour, come see their latest collections and say hello to these fabulous people before and after Maureen Martin’s models start strutting down the catwalk.

2.     Established & Fresh  

We’ve curated a list of both established NI fashion brands like RUEDI and Marie-Claire Ferguson, and budding designers such as former Ulster University alumni, Kyree Forrest and Jeremy Huddleson, as well rising designer Gordon Donaldson

3.     Sincerity & Sustainability  

We’re proud of our designers, especially those who are also environmentalists like Tamsin Blackbourn and her eco-ethical range. We’re also advocating for designers like Attune Womenswear who are balancing functionality with aesthetics for fashion that keeps you feeling good as well as looking good.

4.     New Belfast

We’re trying to capture the essence of the new Belfast: a city that is culture-ful, fun, and beautiful. We’ve worked in a lot of finishing touches from a selection of new NI-based independents like Lines and Current and Crosseyes.

5.     Gin

Each ticket gets you a glass of Jawbox Gin at the drinks reception upon arrival, what could possibly be more gorgeous than that?  

See you there!