On Friday 4th May, I attended the fabulous El Divino “Walking on Water” show. Twenty three of Style Academies finest models strutted the 150 foot custom built catwalk that beautifully floated on the River Lagan.
DJ and host for the evening, John Kearns, made quite the entrance. While the James Bond theme tune played, our host was whisked in on a speedboat. He was accompanied by six rather built male models, (that beautiful sight will live with me forever), and the stunning Maryam. Dressed in a magnificent gold drapped bikini, she teased the crowd and playfully whipped the male models into shape. (Lucky lady!)
It was quite cold but that soon changed as temperatures began to soar when the male and female models did their thing on the catwalk. The up beat music also had everyone moving their dancing feet.
The show featured designs from Claire McIlduff along with Northern Ireland’s top fashion designers. It was great to witness these creations especially with Belfast City as the back drop.
Nor Lisa’s stunning and unique dresses were a personal favourite of mine. In particular this beautiful black lace dress. The way it moved when the wind came underneath it was stunning. Everyone looked fabulous in her designs.
Other local designers that displayed their creations included: Kerry Brogan & Katie Wilson along with the amazing Grainne Maher and her unique new ‘P&D Luxe’ range. Check out how creative this one of a kind piece is! I have never seen anything like this before.
Katie Larmour, Riona Treacy, Oliver Doherty, Jenna Millar Jewellery, Amy Donald, Toni Doherty, Orla Savage, Dave Henderson, Ruedi Maguire and Goddess & Swift were on top form with their collections. Accessories were provided by the magnificent Jacob Street.
The night was a great success and I soaked up every minute. I spent the evening with the FABBulous Katrina Doran (right), Victoria Harvey (left). Thanks girls for a brilliant night. I have to say, that was a one of a kind show!
Photography by Eilish McCormick for Sugahfix.com. To view the full catwalk gallery click on: http://bit.ly/IFy25d
Hope you’re all enjoying your four-day week! I know I am! Have fun.