The Irish Fashion Summit takes place at The Westbury (Dublin) on Saturday 16th. November. It is organised by the Council of Irish Fashion Designers and sponsored by Peter Mark. The Summit provides a forum for Irish fashion designers, educators, state agencies and media to discuss key challenges and innovative responses for developing and managing fashion design businesses at a disruptive time in the marketplace.
The Summit will feature stimulating presentations across a wide range of issues including design, marketing, media, inspiration & process and sustainability. Attendees will also have the opportunity to contribute ideas and ask questions during a special Open Forum.
10.00 am Registration and refreshments in The Grafton Suite @ The Westbury
10.20 am Guests are seated
10.30 am A Different Opening – Eddie Shanahan, Chairperson CIFD
10.50 am Andrew Bradley* Owner Bradley Brand & Design, Board Member DCCOI
11.30 am Refreshments in The Grafton Suite
12.00 noon Eilis Boyle*, Head of Design & Research, Kinzen
12.30 pm Isobel Egan* Ceramic Artist
1.00 pm Summit Soapbox -Innovation, provocation, ideas from Jill & Gill (illustrators & printmakers) and Katie O’Riordan (owner / designer Theo + George)
1.20 pm Open Forum – questions to speakers and comments from attendees
1.30 pm Summit closes
* each presentation will be followed by a short Q & A session.
There is no attendance fee and membership of CIFD is not necessary to attend the Summit. Accreditation is strictly limited to bona fide Irish fashion designers and selected guests.