The Merchant Hotel’s Fabulous Fashion Teas are back for AW and there’s simply nothing more fabulous that indulging in The Merchant’s famous after tea, a glass of chilled Moet et Chandon and catching up with your friends. Us gals are famous for our multi-tasking and this is multi-tasking at it’s most chic with the most glamorous way to update for wardrobe for Autumn Winter. View and shop the collections all in one gloriously glamorous setting.
The Merchant’s AW Fashion Tea schedule is as follows:
Saturday 24TH October
3.00pm The Walk In Wardrobe
5.30pm Ruedi Maguire
Sunday 25th October
1.00pm Chloe Dougan and A.P.D Jewellery
3.30pm Ulster University Students
Pop-up boutiques for all five retailers will be housed in The Merchant all weekend.
Ulster University final year fashion students close the weekend, with a display of their final collections to showcase their design talent. If you missed the show in St. Anne’s Catheral this is a great chance to view the best of the graduate collections up close – and purchase some one off pieces of the fashion stars of the future.
NI drinks company, Dillon Bass has joined forces with The Merchant Hotel to support the Ulster University Fashion Show as part of the now iconic Merchant Hotel Fabulous Fashion Teas. A unique bursary, offered through the company’s iconic champagne brand, Moet & Chandon, will cover the costs of producing the show, as well as a cash prize of £300 and a celebratory magnum of Moet & Chandon for the winning student. The bursary scheme also offers the unique opportunity for the winning student to shadow prominent local designer, Ruedi Maguire for a week and to host and manage their own pop up shop over the course of the Fashion Teas weekend.
The esteemed judging panel incudes NI designer, Ruedi Maguire; Style Academy boss, Tracey Hall; Joanne O’Hagan, marketing manager, Dillon Bass and yours truly – Katrina Doran of Sugahfix.com!
Tickets to The Merchant’s Fashion Teas cost £35 per person and include an exclusive fashion show of your choice, served with champagne afternoon tea. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Merchant Hotel’s events team on 028 9026 2717.
Funds raised from a luxury ballot at the events will be donated to The Merchant’s 2015 charity partner, MacDermott Unit.