Upcoming Event | May Gathering

***UPDATE – May 22nd***

Unfortunately, with great regret, we have to cancel this weekends gathering. There was a double booking and mix up in the venue so sadly, we found out today it cannot go ahead this weekend. We are looking to still have the brunch on Sunday to meet and chat and see where we all are at!
Please let us know asap if you want to attend that so we can confirm booking.
We will rearrange another date for the gathering, and will be back in touch soon with further details.
Those of you who already booked, will be refunded.
Our sincere apologies, please pm if you have any issues or queries.
Gayle & Ann xxx

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The Galway Designers Network is happy to announce our next event: May Gathering.

This is a 3 day event taking place from Friday May 26th to Sunday May 28th. It will be aimed at helping current and prospective members of the Network in the art of building connections and learning more about how to start or grow your business.

On Friday evening there will be a Seminar from the knowledgeable Graham Clarke. Graham Clarke is the manager of the Workbench in Galway and is heavily involved in the Network and was an amazing resource and help for us during our Galway Fashion Showcase in March. The seminar will take place in from 6-8pm in the Workbench, located in the Bank of Ireland premises on Mainguard Street  here in Galway City.  With years of practical experience and degree in business and finance, Graham has a wealth of knowledge regarding start up businesses.  Graham will be giving his insight into what you need to do as a start-up business, providing the where, what & how to knowledge necessary. The Seminar will provide a great opportunity to learn, ask questions and get to know other designers in Galway and the surrounding area.

On Saturday, The Workbench and Bank of Ireland have kindly offered us the space to have a Pop-Up Market. There from 12-6pm, the Market will be open to the public, offering designers the opportunity to utilize the space and set up a table or rail where they can showcase and sell designs.

On Sunday, there will be a delicious Brunch for designers and members of the Network. The brunch will take place in 56 Central, on Shop Street, from 12pm. The Brunch will offer designers the chance to come together, chat, enjoy some good food and coffee. This will just be an opportunity for us all to get together and share impressions about the weekend, provide everyone with the chance to offer feedback, reviews, new ideas for the Network going forward while enabling us to get to know one another a bit better.

To take part in May Gathering, we encourage designers to purchase a ticket for €25. This price covers all events from the weekend, including the Brunch. To book your ticket, email galwayfashionshowcase@gmail.com and we will send you Paypal invoice with details.

May Gathering is just the start of what the Network hopes will be series of similar events.  We are always looking for new and exciting designers or anyone who feels they would love to be involved in the Network. Get in touch by commenting below, via Facebook @galwaydesignersnetwork, via Instagram @galway_designersnetworkor email galwayfashionshowcase@gmail.com.

 

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P.S.

Have you heard about one of the Network‘s current projects, Galway Designers Studio House? Find out what you can do to help make this dream a reality.

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Galway Fashion Showcase

The Galway Designers Network was officially Launched March 25th 2017 with the Galway Fashion Showcase in the Workbench, Bank of Ireland, Mainguard Street, Galway.
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography

The event was hosted by talented beauty blogger Ruth from The Beauty Kemple. She offered not only superb MC skills but was also open and willing to share advice to both the designers and volunteers about how to build a successful online following.

The aim of the Showcase was to promote and highlight the work of 9 local designers. It offered the public a chance to catch a glimpse of exquisite designs, chat to models, designers and shop their products.

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Photo Credit: Manon Gustave

 

The 9 designers who took part were:

Cozy Handmade Designs
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Photo Credit: Caroline Walsh
Emerald x Wax
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
Michelle Kearns Designs
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Photo Credit: Caroline Walsh
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Photo Credit: Caroline Walsh
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Photo Credit: Caroline Walsh

 

She Vibes
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Photo Credit: Manon Gustave
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Manon Gustave

 

Kizmet Clothing
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography

 

Roseanne McNamee Designs
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography

 

Treats and Trinkets by Emma A

 

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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Caroline Walsh
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Photo Credit: Caroline Walsh
Maria Zamoyska
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
Deirdre Kennedy
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography
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Photo Credit: Mick Russell Photography

The Galway Designers Network would like to offer the sincerest of thanks to Ruth from The Beauty Kemple, Graham Clarke & the team at the Workbench & Bank of Ireland, Grainne Coughlan & her team for providing makeup on the day, Sinead Lee Hair Design for hair, to all of our models and a huge thank you to our volunteers for all your help on the day.

Check out the Galway Desingers Network Facebook Page & Instagram for more coverage from the event.

 

The Galway Designers Network hopes to take part in more events like the Galway Fashion Showcase. We are always looking for new and exciting designers or anyone who feels they would love to be involved in the Network.

 

Please leave a comment below as we would love to hear from you, about what you do and where you would like to see your business develop to!

 

For more, visit Galway Designers Fashion Showcase on Facebook or email galwayfashionshowcase@gmail.com