02 Mar


Fashion Show 2023




Now in its eighth year The ARC Fashion Show will be opened by TV Presenter Claire Brock and will unveil collections from Ireland’s most exciting established and emerging designers.

Produced by Eddie Shanahan and supported once again by law firm Arthur Cox, all funds raised will go to ARC Cancer Support Centers, who provide free psychological and emotional support for anyone affected by cancer.

ARC Ambassador Helen Cody will open the spectacular presentation that will feature contributions from Mona Swims, Eadach by Sara O’Neill, Caroline Duffy, Kindred of Ireland, Laura Chambers,  Gabrielle Malone, Helen Hayes, Charlotte Lucas, Caterina Coyne, Urban Aran, Lia Cowan, Barbara Bennett, Not Another White Dress, FéRí, Cobbler’s lane, Linda Wilson, Caroline Mitchell, Heidi Higgins, Niamh O’Neill, Hazel Greene & Niamh Daniels.

Ciara Allen will present menswear for the first time on the ARC Fashion Show catwalk and award winning designer Caoimhe Murphy will close the show with a specially created finale collection.

Seven of Ireland’s leading milliners – Leonora Ferguson, Aoife Kirwan, Aoife Harrison, Wendy Louise Knight, Deb Fanning, Ailish McElroy & Emily-Jean O’Byrne – will each create ‘one of a kind’ spectacular hats. These will be presented as a special centerpiece of the show by a number of cancer survivors, affectionately known as ‘ARC Angels’, who bravely take to the stage and showcase this inspiring sequence.

The show will be staged in the Concert Hall at the RDS on a giant catwalk with a huge electronic backdrop adding to the drama of the occasion with lighting by internationally acclaimed lighting designer Kevin Saunders and special effects by Visual X.