The Merchant Hotel’s Fabulous Fashion Teas are set to return for the eleventh year this March, serving up the hottest Spring/Summer trends for 2017.
On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March, guests will be treated to two days of style with shows presenting this season’s must-have looks from local designers and leading designer boutiques.
Models from Style Academy will showcase the hottest Spring/Summer trends from designer shoe and accessories boutique Harper; women’s wear boutique Walk in Wardrobe in Banbridge; David Yurman at Lunn’s the Jewellers and The Rosh Collection from the Lisburn Road, accessorised by APD Jewellery. Hair will be styled by Andrew Mulvenna and make-up provided by Lancôme.
The Fashion Teas have become an iconic event in Belfast’s fashion calendar. Guests can enjoy a fashion show curated by carefully chosen local designers whilst enjoying The Merchant’s famous afternoon tea accompanied with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Guests are also welcome to shop the collection hot off the catwalk at the pop-up boutiques in the hotel.
Harper at The Merchant will kick off the two-day fashion extravaganza with a 12-noon catwalk show. Harper is exclusive NI stockists of some of the world’s most sought after brands, including Christian Louboutin and MIU MIU. With a mixture of classic shapes, colours and fashion-forward styles, this fashion show will help you to step into the new season with the perfect new pair.
Exclusive Banbridge-based ladies wear boutique, The Walk in Wardrobe, will return to the catwalk at 2.30pm on Saturday 18th March. Specialising in bespoke brands, this vibrant collection will be packed with stunning occasion wear, hats and accessories sourced from Italy, Spain, Croatia and beyond.
The Rosh Collection from the Lisburn Road, accessorised by APD Jewellery, will be taking centre stage in a collaborative show at 5pm on Saturday 18th March. Making a debut appearance at this year’s event, The Rosh Collection offers a range of exclusive and designer labels from across the globe; boasting eye-catching pieces for any occasion. The Rosh Collection will be joined this year by APD Jewellery, brainchild of The Merchant’s Marketing Director, Petra Wolsey. The epitome of statement jewellery, APD Jewellery expertly juxtaposes industrial-style materials with semi-precious stones, richly coloured leathers, lace and upcycled vintage jewellery.
On Sunday 19th March, the Fashion Teas will be rounded off with the return of the stunning David Yurman Jewellery range from Lunn’s the Jewellers at 1pm. David Yurman’s master craftspeople use the finest precious metals, rare gemstones and innovative materials to make jewellery of enduring quality and beauty. The jewellery is exclusively available at its UK and Ireland stockist, Lunn’s the Jewellers in Queen’s Arcade.
Tickets to the Fashion Teas cost £35 per person, which includes a Fashion Show of your choice, champagne afternoon tea and a goody bag. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.themerchanthotel.com