Elegance meets innovation at fabulous Fashion Gala!

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, is hosting a fabulous charity Fashion Gala on Thursday 21 March, showcasing the stunning new collection from acclaimed local fashion designer Geraldine Connon, who is celebrating a fantastic 40 years in the fashion industry!

Sponsored by Magheramorne Estate and Geraldine Connon from Larne, the event is one not to miss with a spectacular array of couture pieces, bespoke tailoring and glamorous clothing on display. Proceeds from the event will go to the Mayor’s chosen charities for the year - Women’s Aid ABCLN and ‘This Is Me’ Dementia Friendly Choir.

Fashionistas from Maureen Martin Models will take to the catwalk to celebrate the launch of Geraldine’s anniversary line featuring beautiful spring/summer co-ordinates for every occasion.

The entire performance will also exhibit high-end bespoke clothing - on loan with special permission from Geraldine’s private clients - with special thanks to Brian and Jane Donaldson, Margaret Irvine and Isobel Tweed - plus a number of retro pieces from the early days of her career. The amazing dressers and hair stylist Christina Ross will be working at a frantic pace to ensure everything is perfect on the runway!

21 talented Larne students from local schools will also share the catwalk alongside Geraldine and have the chance to display their works of art - showcasing their creativity and budding fashion design skills.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, said: “I am so excited to host this fantastic event to help raise vital funds for my chosen charities and celebrate Geradine’s fantastic 40 years in fashion.

“We are privileged to have such a talented, innovative and renowned designer hail from our Borough – helping showcase all MEA has to offer. I look forward to this very special occasion and marking Geraldine’s special anniversary in style!”

In what’s sure to be a superb evening out, guests can also sample a wonderful array of delicious Magheramorne tapas, enjoy a glass (or two!) of bubbly while enjoying the magnificent surrounding of Magheramourne Estate – with its inspiring views over Larne Lough and the stunning surrounding landscape.

The evening will commence at 7pm, with the gala beginning at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £40 per person and can be booked on the Ticketsolve website or by calling T: 028 2563 5011. You can also purchase tickets in person at The Braid, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ.