Lexus Irish Fashion Collective

Trinity College, Friday 29th April 2016


As Ireland celebrates a historic centenary, the fashion industry will celebrate its rich heritage of excellent design with the Lexus Irish Fashion Collective.


The Lexus Irish Fashion Collective will bring together the stunning collections from Ireland’s leading designers including Philip Treacy, Simone Rocha, Orla Kiely, Deborah Veale and Sharon Hoey on Friday 29th April 2016. The event will be held in the beautiful and historic setting of Trinity College, with a drinks reception in the magnificent Long Room at The Trinity Library at 6.30pm, followed by a spectacular fashion show across the Front Square in the Trinity College Dining Hall at 7.45pm.


The collective will also include designers Mariad Whisker, Umit Kutluk, Helen Steele, Aideen Bodkin, Mary Donoghue for Ireland’s Eye Knitwear and Roisin Linnane featuring Melissa Curry Jewellery. Each designer will showcase their seasonal collections with the support of Lexus to raise funds towards the vision of creating Ireland’s first Dementia village at Saint Joseph’s Shankill. Tickets priced €100 are available from or by calling 1890 301 501.


It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for dedicated followers of fashion to witness a very special showcase by these renowned Irish fashion designers. Each designer is synonymous with class and Irish pride, and is lending their name to highlight and promote a very worthy cause. Lorraine Keane will be on hand to MC and assist with a short special auction, which will include a hat that will be personally presented by Philip Treacy who will be there on the evening through the support of DHL. The show with be produced by leading stylist Catherine Condell and will feature Ireland’s leading models. The drinks reception will be hosted by The Dean Hotel and guests will receive a selection of gifts including a gift pack from Brown Cow Beauty Boutiques featuring a Dermalogica product kit and a facial voucher, a Purcell and Woodcock scented candle and a selection of Redken hair products. DHL


Kevin O’Reilly, Head of Lexus; “We are delighted to be associated with the Irish Fashion Collective while being able to support the incredible work at Saint Joseph’s Shankill, for those people living with dementia, and their families. Lexus is renowned for creating ‘amazing’ through our product range and the customer experience we provide. The Lexus Irish Fashion Collective is exactly the type of unique and innovative event that we look to partner with. ”


Designer Deborah Veale; “I am very happy that some of Ireland’s most talented designers have generously agreed to show at this amazing event. We are excited that Lexus have come on board as our title sponsor and are very grateful for their support. This disease has touched a huge number of people in Ireland and almost everyone knows someone, be they family or friends who have been touched by dementia.


Saint Joseph’s Shankill is an amazing facility and myself and my family are very grateful for the loving care my father receives. Creating a village community where people living with dementia can reside and be cared for is both exciting and unfortunately, increasingly needed.”


Siobhan Grant, Fundraising Manager, Saint Joseph’s Shankill; “We are committed to the compassionate care of people with dementia and their families, providing a home from home where their feelings matter most. Our vision is to lead the way in best practice and excellence in dementia care in Ireland and ultimately become the first dementia village in the country. And thanks to the support and donations of many, we are well on our way to achieving that ambition, but there is so much more we need to do!”


“Funds raised from this amazing event will enable us to furnish, decorate and design one of the new lodges where our residents will live as part of our dementia community and which is the first step in realising our long term goal of becoming Ireland’s first dementia village. Dementia is indiscriminate in its onset, and one in four people are either affected directly or indirectly by dementia. The people we care for are parents, husbands, wives, aunts or uncles, sisters or brothers, and many are grandparents. They all deserve the best care and best home from home we can create, to bring comfort to them as they journey through this difficult illness.”


A limited number of tickets priced €100 are still available by contacting or by calling 1890 301 501.