I was recently asked by a twitter friend, what I thought made a good show? As anything regarding taste, it so so relative.
Personally I detest shows that are load, in volume and in visual effects. I'm not sure if it's something local, as I've never experienced this type of show abroad, but in Ireland, too frequently, the show seems to be more about the visual effects and sponsors than about the clothes.
That is the first no no for me. A show should be about the clothes. FULL STOP.
The second show I'm rescuing from my memory archives... was in Ireland. Another incredibly talented designer, and certainly one of my favourites, Helen Cody, put on a show that left me enchanted for years.. I still get excited thinking about it.
In an abandoned building on the South Quays of Dublin's Docklands she delighted us with an event that could have been as memorable had it been in London or Paris.
The location, the music and above all the clothes left the audience breathhless. And for those of us in the industry...well... we left with hope and illusion that wonderful shows can be done in this country.....
Here are a few images of the collection she showed, taken in the venue by photographer Matthew Thompson
Published by: eilisboyle in Irish Fashion