Students to bag catwalk debut in Laurel Hill show

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

STUDENTS of Laurel Hill secondary schools are looking forward to a well-deserved break from the books on March 7 when they get the chance to model some of the hottest designs of spring/summer 2013.

STUDENTS of Laurel Hill secondary schools are looking forward to a well-deserved break from the books on March 7 when they get the chance to model some of the hottest designs of spring/summer 2013.

Laurel Hill Colaiste and Laurel Hill Secondary School have teamed up again for the Spring/Summer Gala Fashion Show hosted by the Holman Lee Model Agency at the Strand Hotel.

“We have models from both schools on the catwalk and teachers as well. Celia and her models are there and some of her models are past pupils of the schools,” explained Aedin Ni Bhriain principal of Laurel Hill Colaiste.

The social event, Ms Ni Bhriain explained, is always a highlight of the school calendar.

The students will also be mentored by Celia Holman Lee ahead of their catwalk debut.

“I think it is very nice for students to get the opportunity to do something outside of the world of academia which will give a life skill,” said Ms Ni Bhriain.

“Celia talks to them about deportment and about how to look well. For anyone to walk on a stage it takes a certain amount of confidence so it is good for them to get that opportunity.”

Among the leading Limerick city fashion stores exhibiting their 2013 spring/summer collections are Brown Thomas, Gretta Gibbs, O’Donnell’s, Amee’s, Imasa, Stitch, Tippe Canoe, Pamela Scott, and Connolly Man. Hartmann Opticians will accessorise the looks with chic sunglasses. From Adare, Isobel, Catherine Mc Cormack and Serendipity will display. Great sportswear will be shown by So Hockey of Ballycummin. Award winning Hugh Campbell Hair Group will create hairstyles to finesse the new season trends.

The fashion show has been running for 34 years and is one of the biggest in Munster attracting an annual audience of well over 400 people. The funds raised are used for the benefit of present and future generations of Laurel Hill schools. The students will also step out in the latest collections from Brown Thomas.