Unfold Launch Party

Unfold, Irish Designer Showcase @ LFW

Unfold gave 11 Irish designers the opportunity to showcase their SS16 collections at London Fashion Week and Manley was one of the lucky chosen one’s. The unfold project was spearheaded by the DCCOI and headed up by Aisling Farinella as part of #ID2015 and both parties did an incredible job in making it happen.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts was transformed by The Decorators and turned into the set for our SS16 Presentation.

Friday night was the official launch party and presentation and the ICA was heaving with press, stylists, buyers and the odd proud mum! All of whom drooled over the Irish SS16 offering. The rooms housed the best of Irish in fashion, knitwear, jewellery and millinery collections.

LFW Welcome Party @ The Bloomsbury

The Doyle group have been hugely supportive to ID2015 and their support continued throughout London Fashion Week. As 11 Irish designers descended on London for what was in most cases, their first time showing at LFW, The Doyle Group through a soireé in our honour to celebrate this!

The Bloomsbury Hotel was the location and a totally gorgeous one at that. CEO of the Doyle Collection, Patrick King, gave us the low down on the history of The Bloomsbury and some great stories of past residents who included Seamus Heaney. Bubbles were flowing and excitement was mounting for Unfold kicking off the following day at London Fashion Week.  

Manley @ London Fashion Week

We have BIG news! I'm delighted to announce that Manley is one of the eleven chosen designers to showcase our SS16 collection at London Fashion Week this September! This showcase is part of the Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) international programme of events and activities.

The event, titled Unfold, will be presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September as an official on-schedule event as part of London Fashion Week. Yup, thats right, we’re ON-SCHEDULE!!!

The ten other designers showcasing alongside Manley are: NATALIEBCOLEMAN, We Are Islanders, Emma Manley, Jill de Burca, Helen Steele, Honor Fitzsimons, Chupi,Maria Dorai Raj, Laura Kinsella, Martha Lynn and Capulet & Montague.

The selection of designers across womenswear, accessories, fine jewellery and millinery were chosen by a judging panel consisting of ID2015Design & Crafts Council of Irelandinternational buyers and key media. They put us through our paces and we we’re one of the lucky 11 chosen from 40 applicants.

We have a month to get Manley SS16 London Fashion Week ready. Wish us luck!