belfast fashionweekIt’s now into its fifteenth season, but Belfast’s West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK is one event that is not going out of style as it remains to be the hottest show in town when it comes to all things glamorous and fashionable.

Despite the cold spell, the atmosphere at this season’s launch was full of the joys of spring and summer as crowds gathered to hear all about this season’s line-up for spring/summer 13.belfast fashionweek1This season’s event will take place from 21-24 March across various venues in Belfast with the key catwalk shows moving to the exciting new home at the iconic Ulster Museum in Botanic Gardens.

Cathy Martin, director of FASHIONWEEK said: “After fifteen seasons and nine years, FASHIONWEEK has become a much celebrated and anticipated event among people of Northern Ireland. It provides local retailers and designers the opportunity to showcase their designs and talents and very much supports and encourages local businesses.” belfast fashionweek2“We fully support the ‘Back in Belfast’ (#backinbelfast) campaign after a disastrous last quarter for many in fashion retail, so this is a wonderful opportunity for retailers to get involved and entice the customers back in to the city and in to the shops.

Once again, we will be showcasing all the key collections from the high street as well as the finest established and up-and-coming local designers from all over Northern Ireland to create an exciting first glance at all the latest trends.belfast fashionweek11-4She added: “Key looks this season include pretty pastels, striking stripes, flirty florals and eye catching graphic prints. In terms of colours it’s all about the bright neons, monochrome and also white and neutrals are big for spring/summer too. Shows always sell out so we’d encourage anyone who wants to come along to any of the events to snap up their tickets!”

Photo by Fabrizio Belluschi/
Photo by Fabrizio Belluschi/

Tickets for the main catwalk shows (priced £20) are available from the Belfast Welcome Centre Box Office on 02890246609 or online via the links on For the latest information on West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK log onto & look out for updates.