After an absence of a couple of years the good news is that the Iverk Show Cat-walk will be back in use for the Fashion Show 2015. Organiser Anne Marie Power says it will be bigger and better than ever on the day of the show, Saturday, August 22.
Most of the local boutiques will be participating. They will be displaying the latest fashion in ladies, gents and children’s clothes. The models will also be local people so it is a great opportunity especially for young people who have a modelling career in mind to give it a try.
There will be two shows during the day and it is planned that both will vary.
The Cat-walk will not be the only fashion on view. Walking around the show ground will be the entrants in the ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady’. They will be trying to catch the judge’s eye. They will be competing for our fabulous new prize of one night’s dinner, bed and breakfast in the luxurious 5 star Merrion Hotel in Dublin.
There will also be a €400 gift voucher for Irish designer Louise Kennedy’s flagship store where the winner will enjoy a glass of champagne and a personal shopping experience. So ladies get out the ‘glad rags’ and brighten up the day.
And the babies are not forgotten either. There are three categories in our annual ‘Bonny Baby’ competition namely 0 to 6 months, 7 to 12 months and 13 to 18 months. The good news is there is a prize for every baby that is entered.
Vice chairman Willie Kearns says that next year we may have a ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Gentleman’ competition. If so he will be the first to enter he promised.
Fashion at the show is not just confined to these competitions. In keeping with tradition and maintaining a high standard of competition the judges will always dress well. Exhibitors showing livestock will also do their part in keeping with the fashion.
Exhibitors of flowers, crafts, baking and vegetables will be decorating their entries to get the most attention.
Fashion at the show is not confined to us humans. If you come to the show early you will see exhibitors of cattle power-washing, shampooing, blow drying and combing their animals before entering their respective class.
The horses and ponies will, as well as be washed, will have their manes and tails plaited and their hooves painted. Some will even have ribbons incorporated into them. Their bridles and saddles will be shinning, often brand new displaying the latest fashion in tack.
When you are in the poultry marquee look how well the hens and ducks are displayed. Their ‘combs’ and ‘woggles’ will be shinning.
For the latest fashion it is hard to beat the dogs. Last year there was a trade stand exhibitor at the show selling only the latest fashion in all sizes and colours of dog clothes?
With entries up already this year promises to be the fashion ‘show’ of the year. See you there.