Leading milliners to create headpieces for Glamour at the g

Mark T Burke with two of his creations modelled behind.

Mark T Burke with two of his creations modelled behind.

Some of Ireland’s leading milliners will create headpieces for the Glamour at the g fashion event next Wednesday May 16 at the g Hotel.

The event, hosted by Xposé presenter Karen Koster, will showcase some of the best of Irish fashion. Glamour at the g is in aid of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Children, National Breast Cancer Reseach Institute and Galway Hospice.

Designed by renowned Irish milliner Philip Treacy, the five star g Hotel is synonomus with fashion. Leading milliners, Mark T Burke, Edel Ramberg, Fiona Mangan, Carol Kennelly and Martha Lynn, will each design a one-off ‘g inspired’ headpiece for the event.

The pieces will then go on to form part of the runner-up prizes for the g Hotel’s Ladies’ Day Best Hat competition at the Galway Races Ladies’ Day on August 2. The first will be a Philip Treacy designed headpiece.

Glamour at the g will showcase the work of leading Irish designers, icluding Una Burke, Jennifer Rothwell, Heidi Higgins, Heather Finn, and Claire O’Connor, who will exhibit their spring/summer 2012 collections. The much-loved Ted Baker collection will be on display, and some of the west of Ireland’s leading boutiques will take their creations to the runway, including Olivia Danielle, Jumelles, The Design Platform Clifden, Treasure Chest, Colette Latchford, Miriam O’Reilly, Suzie Mahoney Designs, Squisito, and Emily Jean O’Byrne.

Riona Gannon, general manager at th g Hotel, said staff at the hotel were looking forward to the event.

“The designers are busy putting their finishing touches to the g inspired pieces and we’re really looking forward to the night of the Glamour at the g.,” she said.

“We’ve got Ireland’s top designers and milliners, live music and superb prizes on offer for those that attend. It’s important to get behind these charities and support the wonderful work that they do and hopefully we can raise some much needed funds for them next Wednesday May 16 here at the g.”

Tickets costing €65 are available directly from the three charities; Galway Hospice (Michael Craig ) on 091 770868, ISPCC (Carmen Taheny ) 085 1784686, and NBCRI (Anna O’Coinne ) 087 2339707.



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