Kilkenny Fashion Week 2012 Schedule

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The Kilkenny Fashion week takes places across Kilkenny city from 10th-13th October, 2012.

Enjoy a host of fantastic events – fashion shows, exclusive style workshops, beauty demos and special offers & discounts – showcasing AW’12 in Kilkenny’s department stores, independent boutiques, hotels, restaurants and bars.

All profits from Kilkenny Fashion Week will be be donated to two Kilkenny charities – the Kilkenny Carlow Home Care Team and the Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday 10th 2012

7.00pm till late – Kilkenny Fashion Week Gala Fashion Show
Venue: Lyrath Estate Hotel

The biggest and most spectacular fashion show the southeast has seen. An all table-seated affair featuring 20 Kilkenny fashion retailers and produced by Ireland’s leading fashion show producer and stylist Catherine Condell. Don’t miss this! Doors open at 7pm. Show commences 8pm sharp. Ticket price includes tapas and wine.

Tickets online via

A discount of €5 per ticket is available where 10 tickets are purchased and paid for together. To avail of this discount, tickets must be purchased in one of the participating shops in Kilkenny City or by phone from Margaret Harkin of Paco, High Street, Kilkenny (056) 7771494.

Thursday 11 October 2012

2.30pm-5.30pm – Fashion Fades, Style is Eternal // An event for senior fashionistas
Venue: The Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street

A special free fashion event senior fashionistas: style sessions; a mini fashion show in association with Curves; advice from Forever Living consultants on health & well being and tips from a skincare specialist and make-up artist on the best mature skincare regimes. Competitions and tasty nibbles will round off the afternoon. Sponsored by: The Pembroke Hotel, Curves, Forever Living Products & Whites pharmacy. Tickets available from Paco, High Street, Kilkenny phone 056 7771494.

3.30pm – 5pm – Kilkenny Fashion Week Student Scholarship Award
Venue: The Clubhouse Hotel, Patrick Street

The finalists of the Kilkenny Fashion Week Student Scholarship will gather to meet the judges in their completed upstyled garments and hear the announcement of the winner. Expect to see some fantastic creations! Venue and reception kindly supplied by The Clubhouse Hotel

6pm-8pm – Kilkenny Fashion Week Late Night Shopping
Venues: Various KKFW stores.
Kilkenny Fashion Week will extend your opportunities to browse and purchase into the evening with many fashion retailers opening until up to 8.00pm. Expect lots of promos, demos and discounts! See Kilkenny Fashion Week Fringe for a full listing of events.

9pm – 11pm Kilkenny Fashion Week Cocktail Competition
Venue: Set Theatre, John Street.
It’s cocktail shakers at dusk for the Kilkenny Fashion Week cocktail competition! Kilkenny’s best mixologists will be shaking it up to see who’s beverage is designated the Kilkenny Fashion Week signature cocktail. The winner will receive a specially-commissioned prize sponsored by Jerpoint Glass. A great night of music, entertainment and flair bar tending!

Look out for the Kilkenny Fashion Week cocktail menus in designated bars. This event is run in association with The Cocktail Academy, Kilkenny 056 7722689. Call direct to enter.

Friday 12 October 2012

7.30pm SPECtacular Styling with Karen Morrissey
Venue: Left Bank, The Parade
A fun and interactive style evening featuring: AW12 Hair Looks by super-stylist Kieran O’Gorman; Miracle Make-up with make-up artist Michael Brown; Style Foundation by Goods lingerie dept; Fab Facewear Looks presented by Specsavers; Fearless Fashion with stylist Karen Morrissey. Plus cupcakes and cocktails!
Sponsored by Specsavers. €20 tickets from Left Bank

12pm-5pm – KKFW Fashion Train
Venue: Various bars, restaurants and retail outlets
Can’t make a show? We’ll bring it to you! Look out for the pop-up fashion shows in various venues. Expect a grand entrance and chic style!

6.30pm-8pm – TweetUpKKStyle
Venue: The Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street
Ireland’s first fashion tweet-up! Come put faces to the twitter handles! Drinks, edibles and a live Twitter feed.
Looks will be revealed for eight people who have won make-over competitions on Twitter. Follow @KilkennyFashion for more details.

Kilkenny Fashion Week Fringe


Thursday 11th October – Late night opening till 8pm

  • Goods is celebrating 85 years on High Street with a “Fashion Through the Decades” party. Staff will be dressed in iconic fashion trends from the 20’s right up through the decades. Shop to music from the 50’s to the Noughties. You also have the chance to dress up in your favourite retro outfit and be in with a chance to win the ‘Best Retro Outfit’ competition on the day.

Saturday 13th October

  • Smashbox cosmetics consultant will be in store to advise you on how to achieve your ideal look.
  • Fashion shows in-store

Competitions and special offers throughout KKFW

Grahams Shoes

Thursday 11th October

High Street and Friary St will be open late on until 8pm. There will be wine and finger food on the night in both stores.

Every customer will get a discount off their purchases on the night. There will be competitions in both our stores over the week

There will be a raffle for a shoe hamper worth €100 in High St. There will be a Children’s goodie hamper in Friary St. Face painting in Friary St on Thursday evening and Saturday.


Thursday 11th

  • Stylist from Olsen in store with Fashion Workshops and Mini Fashion Shows from 12pm
  • Tommy Hilfiger promotions in Ladies, Men’s and Children’s Departments
  • Late Night Opening until 8pm

Friday 12th

  • Lingerie Promotion – Lejaby Fitter in store for consultations, with discounts on the day
  • Tommy Hilfiger promotions in Ladies, Men’s and Children’s Departments

Saturday 13th

  • Fashion Shows in-store highlighting the latest fashion trends for Autumn/Winter
  • Tommy Hilfiger promotions in Ladies, Men’s and Children’s Departments


Wednesday 10th October

  • 1.00pm: ‘The Purrfect Nails’. Live nail care demonstration in shop window…
  • 3.30pm: ‘Fitness for the expectant mum’ Ante & Post Natal exercise talk by a Chartered Physiotherapist…
  • Competition in-store: Try our ‘Lucky Dip’ when you make a purchase and be in with a chance to win prizes!

Thursday 11th

  • 1.00pm: ‘The Purrfect Make-up’ Live make-up artist demonstrations in shop window…
  • 2.00pm-4.00pm: ‘Check it fits’… Lingerie expert in-store giving advice on the benefits of correctly fitting underwear and offering to check yours fits!
  • Late night shopping with treats x
  • Competition in-store: Try our ‘Lucky Dip’ when you make a purchase and be in with a chance to win prizes!

Friday 12th

  • 1.00pm: ‘The Purrfect Hair Do’. Live Hair Styling demonstration with professional in shop window…
  • 3.00pm ‘Styling your Bump’ Information and advice for ‘mums to be’ on shopping for maternity clothes….
  • Late night shopping with treats
  • Competition in-store: Try our ‘Lucky Dip’ when you make a purchase and be in with a chance to win prizes!

Saturday 13th

  • 1.00pm: ‘The Purrfect Wax!!’ Live demonstration on the do’s & don’t’s of waxing with a professional…
  • 3.00pm ‘The Purrfect make-up’ Live make-up artist demonstrations in shop window…
  • 3.30pm ‘A meeting with the Liam McCarthy’…. With the help of God!!!!!
  • Competition in-store: Try our ‘Lucky Dip’ when you make a purchase and be in with a chance to win prizes!

Kilkenny Design Centre

Friday 12th October

  • Kay Lyng from K Kajoux Jewellery, creators of hand-crafted original design jewellery, will be in-store to making her bespoke cocktail rings using semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals from 2pm-7pm. Look, feel and try on for yourself!

Saturday 13th October

  • Susan Kelly, holistic therapist and owner of Naturamatics Organic Skin Care, will host an in-store demo and consultation including free treatments. Demo to take place from 3pm-4pm; Susan will be in-store from 11am to answer questions.

In-store competition throughout KKFW

In Store Competition
Enter the draw in-store between 7th and 14th October and be in with a chance to win an Orla Kiely Tapestry Stem Print Handbag worth €134.95

Sugar Sugar

Thursday 11th & Friday 12th
Customer evenings from 6pm-8.30pm with styling and make-up tips.
In-store competition to win two tickets to SPECtacular Styling with Karen Morrissey in Left Bank on Friday 10th October

Lola Rose

Thursday 11th
Fashion show showcasing AW12 with champagne, nibbles, gift bags and a surprise special guest to mark the official opening of Lola Rose from 6-8pm


Thursday 11th
Online competition goes live at 5.30pm for €100 voucher to spend online at Details on website, FB page and @LorimatKilkenny

Online exclusive 20% discount on all silver jewellery during KKFW. Simply enter the code “KilkennyFashionWeek12″ at the checkout.

Doc Morris

Saturday 13th
Specialist consultant in-store on to advise on skin revival and make-up tips.

Belle Femme Lingerie

10% in-store discount and free fitting service during KKFW

Peaches Boutique

Customers who purchase during KKFW will be entered into a draw to win a €200 voucher.


Market Cross Shopping Centre
In-store competition through KKFW


Market Cross Shopping Centre
€10 sight-tests during KKFW

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