Town’s fashion on show

Sheena MacAuley.
Sheena MacAuley.

Banbridge will be well represented at this season’s West Coast Cooler Fashionweek which continues to celebrate its tenth year this year.

Local girl and model Sheena MacAuley will take to the Belfast Fashionweek catwalk for the first time this October modelling all the participant retailer and designer collections and Banbridge businesses taking part will include The Outlet and glamorous boutique Diamond Dolls.

Speaking at the recent launch, director of Belfast Fashionweek Cathy Martin said: “Showcasing the best of our local designers and independent boutiques as well as international high street names, this autumn the catwalk will be a sea of colour, style and must-have fashion.

“We’re loving the blue hues, the coral reds, the plaid and the glorious glitter trends, as well as sharp suiting and oversized coats in terms of the season’s silhouettes.

“At Fashionweek we always aim to showcase the very best style and fashion available to us here in Northern Ireland.  It’s great when a region like Banbridge is brimming with talent; from retailers like The Outlet and Diamond Dolls and gorgeous models such as Sheena!

“I am looking forward to seeing what Diamond Dolls has for us this year at our Designer Boutiques Catwalk show and The Outlet never disappoints with their superb range of style at great value prices.

“And I’m delighted they will be showing at the High Street Heaven Catwalk Show once again.”

Karen Anderson, brand manager for West Coast Cooler, which sponsors the event, added: “It’s that time of year again and it’s going to be another very busy season of show-stopping fashion.”

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

The most fashionable tickets in town are priced at £20 or £25 for FROW and are available by calling 028 9024 6609 or via the website (where you’ll also find details of the movie night, Sushi Saturday at Shiro and LIDL Style Sunday at SHU).