FROM junior infants to glamorous grannies, the models from St. Canice’s Co-Ed National School in the city displayed the latest fashion collections from many of Kilkenny’s best known stores in the Set Theatre, Langton’s on Tuesday evening of last week.
The show was the brainchild of Marilyn Young, manager of Wallis at the Market Cross shopping centre and what had started as a small event grew to one of the best and well-supported fundraisers for the multi-award winning Music Programme at the school.
The 2nd and 6th class children modelled a superb collection of Communion and Confirmation wear from Pauls, while the children from Junior Infants to 6th class strutted their stuff in the new season’s collections from Pure Kids and Elvery’s.
The mammies and daddies also took to the stage modelling day Day Wear and Occasion Wear from Wallis, Pauls, Serendipity, Maximo, Mimi, Peaches and Duggan’s Menswear. There were many highlights throughout the evening especially when many of the teachers appeared on the catwalk, all looking stunning with make-up by Karen Fitzpatrick and hair by Aidan O’Dwyer of Kapelli on Patrick Street.
Shoes for the evening were provided by Cazachoo and Grahams. Murphy’s Jewellers also provided the models with a stunning collection from the many jewellery ranges in stock. One of the biggest cheers of the night came for St. Canice’s Parish much loved Fr. Martin Delaney sporting a very eye-catching red Tommy Hilfiger jumper, compere Regina O’Leary thanked him for wearing the school uniform. Kilkenny’s Mayor Martin Brett also took to the stage looking very smart in suits from Pauls and Maximo.
Interval music was provided by three of the school’s string quartets and many of the past pupils busily sold raffle tickets for amazing prizes donated by local businesses. Special thanks must go to Langtons, whose expertise in handling the event was exceptional. Many local businesses including Superquinn, The Pantry, Paula Ryan of Beanie Heaven, Karen Fitzpatrick, Unicare Pharmacy, Ed Darcy (photographer), Glenn Tector from Sonix.ie provided stands - So keep it local and shop at home.
Seamus Brophy did a fabulous job on lighting and sound, while Michael Malone from Pics 4 U took pictures of all the models on the catwalk. Compere Regina O’Leary thanked all involved for the huge support given to the Music Programme over the last 28 years and especially to Marilyn Young and the hardworking parent’s committee for staging such a wonderful family event.