CLIFF Style Awards
In 2017 the third day of
the Leopardstown Christmas Festival was one of the most glamorous days in the
Racing Calendar! We were delighted to welcome back CLIFF Group to
sponsor CLIFF Style Awards. Not only
will was there a Ladies category but for the first time ever, during the
Christmas Festival we we hosted a Gentlemen’s category with an even larger prize fund of over €10,000!
The 2017 winter
style event was judged by fashion designer Sonya Lennon and Brendan
Courtney along with fashion editor Bairbre Power.
Information about the 2018 Fashion element of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival to be announced in late 2018
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I always feel there's nothing like a nice colourful rich Tweed it never goes out of Fashion a it is timeless classic ,and very suitable for the Winter Races.
Catriona is a London based Irish designer, her fashion collections have made waves both in Ireland, the UK and the US. Catriona made the move from designing jewellery to interior to fulfilling her dream of designing ready- to – wear. She is now creating timeless heritage pieces that make a unique style statement season after season. One of Catriona's best known designs is her Tweed collection ideal for winter racing.
Winter racing is all about choosing the right accessories to keep you warm such as a nice pair of leather gloves, and fur stole and a statement hat to complement your chic outfit!
Heidi’s design approach is to start with basic shapes, introducing new elements of style, ensuring that shape and fit exude femininity while adding a signature splash of colour in luxurious fabrics.
Make sure you have a great overcoat that compliments your outfit to keep you warm and looking sharp, accessories like a great scarf can also brighten up a dark overcoat.
Louis Copeland & Sons have been a family business for four decades. One of Dublin’s best known tailors provides top class high end quality suits for men, perfect for that dapper Winter racing look
Contrast the cold grey winter days by choosing to wear fabrics, textures and colours that exude luxury and opulence.
Kerry based Milliner Carol, decided to unleash her creative side and learn how to make hats herself. After winning Listowel Best Dressed lady competition in 2007 and Galway Races Best Dressed in 2008 wearing headpieces she decided to go on a millinery course. Since then her fabulous designs have been showcased at the races all over the world. In 2016 Carol was awarded with the Milliner of the year.
One of the most important things to bear in mind is the weather, for winter racing you can wrap up warmly and accessorise with a headpiece and gloves. At Phoenix_V the concept of each design is a language in tune with your body and spirit to make it appeal from within! Since opening their second boutique in Dublin, business is booming. Owner, Liza Brennan is no stranger to the fashion circuits at the races. Liza represented Ireland and advanced to the preliminary stage in the Myer Fashion on the Field at the Melbourne Cup, wearing Phoenix_V.
My top tip is definitely to dress appropriately for the weather, investing in a well-fitting elegant winter coat and to incorporate luxurious felts, tweeds or velvets into your headpiece to finish off the look. Alison is a Milliner based in County Tipperary. She specialises in designing eye-catching colourful and elegant headpieces and hats. With an emphasis on classic elegance and individual style, each piece is handmade and hand-sewn using traditional millinery techniques and finished with great attention to detail to a high quality standard.
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