Burgess department store to host charity fashion show

Model Alice wearing Betty Barclay at the announcement that Burgess Department Store will host a charity fashion show in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Thursday October 8. 
Photo: Ken Byrne

Model Alice wearing Betty Barclay at the announcement that Burgess Department Store will host a charity fashion show in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Thursday October 8. Photo: Ken Byrne

Burgess of Athlone, the Midlands department store, will host a charity fashion show in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Wednesday October 8 at 8pm.

Featuring local Irish fashion designer Caoimhe McNiece, who graduated from NCAD this summer, and a host of quality labels for men, women, and children, it promises to be a night of glitz, glamour, and fun - all in aid of a great cause.

All profits raised will be donated to the Soroptimists in Athlone, the local branch of the international charitable organisation. Locally the Soroptimists support and fundraise for The Samaritans, St Vincent de Paul, and Midlands Simon Community to name a few.

Supported by the Sheraton Hotel Athlone, Catwalk model agency, MoHH, McGorisks pharmacies, Meso Jewellery, and Elliott opticians, the Burgess charity fashion show will include a selection of fabulous raffle prizes. With a best dressed lady prize also up for grabs it promises to be a night of super style.

Rosie Boles, managing director, Burgess department store said, “New labels recently added to our womenswear collection including Monari, Andamio, Capri, and Geisha will be modelled during the show, as well as firm favourites such as Joules, Darling, Gerry Weber, Betty Barclay, Olsen, and Fran & Jane. It’s going to be a great night of fun - all in aid of a good cause.”

Shoes by Carl Scarpa and bags from Nica, Bulaggi, Costello and Costello, David Jones, and Fiorelli will complete the looks.

Exclusive to Burgess’ menswear collection are Lee Cooper, Gant, Eden Park, and Andre. Perennial brands that continue to prove extremely popular including Eterna, Bugatti, Strellson, and Jacques Britt, as well as footwear by Barker and Rockport, will be included in the menswear fashion catwalk.

The stars of the show will no doubt be the children - fashions from Joules and Blue Seven will be incorporated in the show.

Tickets costing €25 are available from Burgess department store on (090 ) 6472005. Drinks reception from 7.30pm. Show begins at 8pm.

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