Northern Ireland’s premiere style event, West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK, geared up for its twelfth season of catwalk shows, with a stylish launch at the five star, Merchant Hotel in Belfast.Jude Nabney

Katie Larmour & Alan Simpson

Cathy Martin, organiser of the series of catwalk shows and style events, which will take place over four days from 13 October, presented the very best in the new season’s trends as well as the event’s busy show schedule to 100 guests, including local fashionistas and style VIPs.Lisa Harrison, Rebecca Tynan & Belinda Moran

Joleen McKee & Alison Campbell

Local designers including Una Rodden, Grainne Maher, Zoe Boomer and Jude Cassidy will all showcase alongside high street favourites M&S, Firetrap, Castle Court, Jigsaw and The OUTLET. Louise Vance, Sarah Fawcett & Fiona Bonar

Designer boutiques from right across Northern Ireland – including Candy Plum in Hillsborough, Rebecca Jane in Downpatrick, SJ Boutique in Magherafelt, Elegance in Lurgan and Paparazzi in Lisburn among others, will also showcase.Jenny Curran

Claire Toner, Katrina Doran, Sarah Piper, Niamh McElhatton

The full show schedule and design competition details are all available online at along with details of this season’s trends plus links to all participant retailers and sponsors.

Catwalk tickets, which cost £15.00, (or £20 for a limited number of exclusive front row seats) are available from the Belfast Welcome Centre on 02890246609 or via the website. Ticket price includes a fabulous goodie bag from beauty partner Boots and a refreshing West Coast Cooler.

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