Presenting at Brown Thomas Galway

Brown Thomas sponsor the Ones to Watch category of the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards. The morning after the awards, I met with Niamh, visual merchandiser for Brown Thomas, to deliver several garments for their store. Following the days ahead, Brown Thomas released images of their window display on their Twitter, which included my gown.

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My gown on the window of Brown Thomas Galway

My two piece gown is featured alongside Ruth Duignan (middle) and Etain Grant (right). It is constructed of 300 individual pieces of black silk organza and is paired with a suede patchwork crop top with silver topstitching.

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My two piece gown on the window of Brown Thomas Galway

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I couldn’t resist a proud photo beside my first window display!

On March 26th, I, alongside fellow Irish designer Ruth Duignan, presented a few pieces of my Autumn/Winter 2016 collection in store. After a 5 hour journey, Eoin and I arrived in Galway. Galway is immersed in character, its intimacy laced with old stone buildings and dainty bridges that frame the River Corrib. My first destination was set, as we approached Brown Thomas, my striking gown radiated confidence and stood boldly in its enigma, even from a distance. To passers by I was possibly a very excited tourist who wanted a photograph outside a famous Irish department store, but to see my creation on such an esteemed display blurred everything else in its surroundings.

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Brown Thomas promoting the Meet the Designer event

On entering Brown Thomas, we were greeted with a sign promoting the “Meet the Designers” event. We were escorted upstairs to the first floor which revealed our garments. As well as the garment on the window, I also got to display a silver leather patchwork dress and a wool patchwork dress in the store. It was so fulfilling to have my label existing between Armani and DVF!

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Bonded knit patchwork jumper dress

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My silver leather and silk patchwork dress (right) alongside Etain Grant knitwear (left)

Hopefully this will be the first of many appearances for the Kyree Forrest label!

Kyree ♥

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