KFW13 Award Winners were announced at the Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday 9th March 2013
Sinead Madden, Irish Accessory Designer of the Year 2013
Tina Griffin, Kerry Fashion Designer of the Year 2013
Colin Horgan, KFW One to Watch 2013
Jill Hannon, Hannons of Castleisland, KFW Special Merit Award 2103
Diane Jeffers, Jasmine Boutique, Kerry Fashion Business Person of the Year 2013
Simone Rocha, Irish Fashion Designer of the Year 2013 (not pictured)
Tina Griffin, womenswear designer from Killorglin, County Kerry, was named the Kerry Fashion Designer of the Year at the 5th annual Kerry Fashion Awards in the Carlton Hotel Tralee, County Kerry (last night). Tina was presented with her specially commissioned trophy by Chairperson of the Judging Panel, Melanie Morris, Editor of Image Magazine. Other winners on the night were Simone Rocha, Irish Fashion Designer of the Year; Sinead Madden, Irish Accessory Designer of the Year; Colin Horgan, KFW One to Watch; Hannons of Castleisland, KFW Special Merit Award and Diane Jeffers, Jasmine Boutique, Kerry Fashion Business Person of the Year. For more information, visit www.kerryfashionweekend.com
The KFW Fashion Awards on Saturday night were the highlight of this year’s Kerry Fashion Weekend, which also included a New Collections Show and Business of Fashion Seminar on Friday. Guest of honour at the weekend, was Ballyheigue born, fashion designer, Don O Neill, who is now creative director of international fashion label Theia (NYC).
Judges for the KFW fashion awards were Melanie Morris, Editor of Image Magazine and Chairperson of the KFW judges panel since awards inception in 2009; Liz Greehy, fashion journalist and editor of Stylebible.ie and Lisa Brady, fashion editor, Sunday Business Post.
The inaugural Kerry Fashion Weekend (KFW) was held in April 2009. Due to the support of Image Magazine, local and national media, and the fashion industry, KFW is now an established national fashion industry award events and a platform for emerging talent. Official Hair Sponsors: Sean Taaffe Group, official beauty and make up partner: Lancome and official Venue Sponsors: Carlton Hotel Group and Stage Production: Ray Stack Productions.