The fashion extravaganza that is Dublin Fashion Festival will begin this coming Thursday, September 6, running until Sunday, September 9; cramming all manner of fashion events into one dizzying schedule over four days. Taking over the city and kicking off with live fashion shows on the streets of Dublin, DFF 2012 will run fashion shows throughout the festival, culminating with a screening of the must-see Diana Vreeland biopic ‘The Eye has to Travel’ (more info on that here). Now in its third year, Dublin Fashion Festival – organised and hosted by Dublin City BID with the help of high street and independent retailers throughout the city – the festival aims to promote home spending and the development of Irish fashion on our high streets. Taking in all the city has to offer, from Fashion City and eclectic boutiques catering to specific niches like Atelier 27 and Beaux Bows in the Georges Street Arcade, to more mainstream outlets along the lines of A/Wear and co., DFF caters for all. Lorna Claire Weightman and Fash Mob blogger Rosemary MacCabe have already lent their services to the event, as will stylist Jules Fallon in the coming days as the festival really kicks into high gear. Amanda Byram is the face of DFF 2012, and officially launched the event to a media blitz in the Westin Hotel recently.
With all that, the best part is that yours truly is getting the chance to be part of all the goings-on, having registered as a volunteer for the festival. Having missed out on shooting the lookbook, I was a little bit gutted about that. However, even getting the chance to be there for two days (between the 6-7 September) will hopefully satisfy the fash-cravings I’ve been suffering from lately! While I won’t be taking many pictures (we’ve already been warned that volunteers will be too busy to focus on anything other than the tasks at hand!!), I’ll be updating my Twitter and Instagram regularly (I hope?), giving those who can’t make it an insight into DFF 2012, all from a volunteer’s perspective.