Thursday, 24 September 2015

London Fashion Week: Suzie Mahony Designs SS16

The day finally arrived to head off to London Fashion Week.  After months of anticipation it was very exciting to be finally boarding the plane with my complete collection safely in the hold.

Arriving at the prestigious Hilton London Paddington where my collection will be shown with the House of iKons Show alongside other designers from around the globe.

The event was produced by Savita Kaye in aid of the Princes Trust.  Hosts for the event were TV Celebrity Johny Pach and Cinde Rella Renowned DJ.

 The experience of such an event was amazing.  Connecting with buyers, fellow designers, top models, styling my look for the runway during rehearsals and overall backstage buzz was unique.  It was a constant hive of activity.  Before the show I was interviewed by various TV channels including SKY where the event will be featured on Fashion One!!

I was delighted to have with me the fabulous Mary Lee from Catwalk Modelling Agency complete my runway moment as my Brand Ambassador.

My SS16 'Butterfly' Collection was designed in vibrant strong colours in beautiful silk to convey the movement and elegance of the Butterfly.  Trimmed with silk twists in complementing tones the collection was modelled with swimsuits to emphasise the designs.

The response was amazing, the crowd loved the collection and the unique way it was presented. Many commented on the 'elegance' and 'colour' of the collection and how each piece was 'a work of art'.  It was fantastic from such an amazing show on the runway for my very first London Fashion Week.

I look forward to my next international show!!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hats for Winter Weddings

Hats for Winter Weddings

I am often asked what hat is most suitable for a family wedding during winter.  

I begin with what style suits my client and her outfit.  The shape and style of your hat is the most important aspect.  Details such as colours and textures can be incorporated on any hat.  I work on different textures that complement the outfit, whether the hat needs to have some fabric matching the dress or simply dyed to match in the millinery straws.  

Hats are made using lots of different straw weaves, silks or felt. 

This navy hat is trimmed with beautiful pink silk flowers and edge ribbon which soften the look and brighten the hat.  Ladies want to look stunning for their family wedding.  The overall hat size should sit elegantly with your outfit.  Try not to wear a hat which looks too fussy or too big.

Having your hat dyed to match really makes a difference when complementing your wedding outfit. Here you can see the Green Star Wave Hat which I have created dyed to match the same colour dress. For this look the other accessories are a soft gold which look great with the green giving a warm elegant finish.  

This raspberry 'wedding guest' hat is again dyed to match all in Raspberry which brings out one of the key colours in the dress.  This colour is very popular this season as its rich and bright without looking 'Summery'.  This piece is created from millinery straws with feather trim.

 Allow time for your Milliner to design your perfect hat.  Once you have your outfit purchased then schedule your appointment for all your accessories incl hat, dyed to match shoes/bag and jewellery.  All available now at Suzie Mahony Designs Studio  Call 0861948315 for an appt.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

London Fashion Week 2015

Suzie Mahony Designs @London Fashion Week 2015

Here at Suzie Mahony Designs I am delighted to announce that I am heading to London to showcase my Couture S/S 16 Collection of stunning bespoke hats during the upcoming London Fashion Week. 

 This 'Butterfly' Collection is a portrayal of the vibrant colours, movement and elegance of the butterfly.  The collection is created in a beautiful silk weave and is embellished with wire, spines and orchids all of which enhance the overall theme of the designs.  

The Couture Collection will be part of the House of Ikons Production show at the Hilton London Paddington on September 20th at 7pm where the event supports The Princes Trust.  

My work will be part of this amazing show alongside other international fashion designers and I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity showing my collection on an international stage.