KFW Business of Fashion

Thursday 6th of March
The Malton Hotel, Killarney

Ireland’s only dedicated “Business of Fashion” Seminar will be held on Thursday 6th of March in the Malton Hotel, Killarney as one of the key events over Kerry Fashion Week (KFW). Aimed at everyone, at all levels, working, or looking to enter, the Irish fashion industry, the Seminar will primarily focus on the core fundamentals of operating and developing a fashion business in today’s challenging economic climate. Tickets are €70 and include refreshments and two course luncheon. There are excellent discounts for students and group bookings. For more information, visit

The Seminar will be opened by Gillian Nelis, Managing Editor of The Sunday Business Post, who are the official media partners. Speakers will include Erika Fox,, one of Ireland’s leading Fashion Bloggers who will discuss how she developed her blog and on line presence and how this can be translated into driving sales for your brand. Peter Love, a media and fashion entrepreneur and founder of The Fashion Hothouse, will give insights into bringing an idea from concept through to manufacturing the finished product. Paul Ruane, owner of Midpoint Creative, an award winning Branding Design agency, will discuss the importance of how Brand Name, Identity, Story and Perception can make or break a business. During lunch, delegates will have the opportunity to listen to an inspirational ‘how I made it” success story from Ireland’s best known mother and fashion duo, Fran and Laura Nolan, owners of the womenswear label, Fran & Jane. The Seminar will also allow plenty of time for both networking and A&Q sessions.

The 6th annual Kerry Fashion Week will take place from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th of March 2014. Once again, KFW14 will celebrate the very best of new, emerging and established Irish fashion industry talents from all over Ireland. Highlights include the Business of Fashion Seminar in association with the Sunday Business Post and Backstage Banter hosted by IMAGE Magazine on Thursday 6th of March. The KFW New Collections Show, in association with IMAGE magazine, is on Friday 7th of March. All three events are in the Malton Hotel, Killarney. The prestigious KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards, in association with IMAGE magazine, is on Saturday 8th of March in The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney. Other events include a Fashion Photography Exhibition in the Roast House, Tralee, and a LOVE for Fashion Retail Display Competition in association with The Kerryman. All events are open to the public.

KFW Business of Fashion