Fashion Friday: Stylish start in store for Limerick's big Riverfest weekend

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Limerick ladies in red: Sarah Morrissey, Caoimhe Hickey and Emma Doran get ready for Fashion Friday at Arthurs Quay

Limerick ladies in red: Sarah Morrissey, Caoimhe Hickey and Emma Doran get ready for Fashion Friday at Arthurs Quay

ALL THE ‘fabulous’ fashion Limerick has on offer will be showcased during a free event to kick off Riverfest 2018 with a stylish bang.

Two free fashion shows are set to take place in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre today, Friday, May 4, highlighting the very best of the city’s shops and boutiques. 

And to sweeten the deal, Bowes Ryan Café has announced it will kindly donate all proceeds from the sale of teas, coffees and petit fours on the morning to Milford Hospice Limerick. 

“Practically the whole town is taking part,” Limerick style queen Celia Holman Lee, who will co-host the event, said. 

“We have fabulous ladies fashion on offer from shops and boutiques across Limerick, including Greta Gibbs and Blue Velvet, as well as menswear, jewellery, shoes and  opticians.” 

“It will be a great celebration of everything we have on offer in the city.” 

Getting underway at 11.30am and 3.30pm today, each showcase will include the best of spring and summer collections at Limerick boutiques. 

Fashion Friday is set to include everything from bridal wear to occasion wear as well as a stylish millinery collection, all modelled by the  Holman Lee Agency. 

“Fashion Friday is a wonderful platform for stores in Limerick city to exhibit some of the best fashion in Munster at our annual free public fashion event.”

“I’d encourage as many people as possible to come along and enjoy the stylish day out,” Ms Holman Lee added.  

A wide range of surprise spot prizes will also be on offer at both fashion shows. 

This year, Ms Holman Lee will present Fashion Friday along with a very special guest; social media star James Patrice, who is said to be very excited to make his debut at the event. 

“I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome James along,” Ms Holman Lee said.

Best known for his witty Snapchats, the social media influencer has also amassed more than 84,600 followers on Instagram. 

“I cannot wait to meet Limerick’s fashionistas and work alongside my good oul pal, Celia Holman Lee,” James said.

“I am so looking forward to my trip to Limerick.”