Ardfert’s Designer To The Stars Back In Kerry For Show

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Colin Horgan.

AN Ardfert man who has dressed some of the world’s biggest pop stars is back in Kerry this week for a special event in Kenmare.

Colin Horgan has dressed Lady GaGa, Little Mix and Dua Lipa and is widely considered one of Ireland’s brightest young fashion design talents on the world stage.

The former Mercy Mounthawk pupil – who’s now based in London – will have his first collection launched in the autumn, thanks to the backing of the British Fashion Council and British company On/Off.

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Lady Gaga was seen sporting a Colin Horgan trousers on a Netflix documentary last year, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix wore his design last October while Dua Lipa donned his work for a photoshoot in February.

He returns to Kerry to take part in the Irish design showcase ‘An Enchanted Forest’, taking place in the Sheen Falls Lodge on Thursday evening.

“An Enchanted Forest” is a show featuring top designers and labels with a dedicated presentation on sustainable fashion.

Designers Helen Steele, Alison Conneely,  Sarah Murphy, Alice Halliday, Carol Kennelly, Tina Griffin, Hazel Comyn, Aoife Hannon, Delphine Grandjouan and House of Kerry will all be in attendance on the evening to show their new collections.

Emerging young talents Siobhan Heffernan (SIBIHEFF) and Rita Zachar will also feature sustainable looks from their collections.

In addition, there will be a showcase of the latest summer style from Hannons of Castleisland, MacBees Killarney, Annburys Tralee and Jasmine boutique with bespoke headpieces by Cathy Troth.

The evening will commence with a fine wines & canapés reception outdoors accompanied by a salon styled fashion show.

Guests will then move for the main show into the William Petty Suite within Sheen Falls, which will be styled by creative director Ann Marie O’Leary.

The best dressed will win an overnight stay in an Estate Room in Sheen Falls Lodge including full Irish Breakfast and dinner for 2 in The Falls Restaurant.

Tickets are priced at €85 and can be purchased from Eventbrite, online directly from or call 086 8399115. The event is almost sold out, so reservation is recommended.

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