Fashion lovers were treated to a sweet showcase of new season style from some of Northern Ireland’s top independent boutiques and designers , as The Merchant Hotel’s Fabulous Fashion Teas returned for Autumn/Winter 2015.

On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October, the 5* Red Star hotel’s Rita Duffy Suite provided a striking setting for four individual Fashion Teas, showcasing cutting edge Autumn/Winter collections alongside sumptuous champagne afternoon teas.

Models from Style Academy provided a round table fashion show, allowing guests to get up close and personal to the new season collections with new season hair looks by Andrew Mulvenna and make-up by Lancôme, whilst sipping Moet et Chandon champagne and enjoying melt in the mouth patisseries.

On Saturday October 24, designer shoe boutique, Harper opened the Fabulous Fashion Teas 2015 autumn winter series with a collection laden with covetable heels. Local designer boutique, The Walk in Wardrobe delivered a show that saw models put their best foot forward in new season designs. And finishing the Saturday rundown, NI designer Ruedi Maguire showcased his latest collections.

Closing the spring Fashion Teas on Sunday 25 October, new talent Chloe Dougan came together with A.P.D Jewellery for an impressive show featuring Chloe’s dramatic collection, complimented perfectly with A.P.D’s striking jewellery.

The Merchant also played host to special pop-up boutiques, with Autumn/Winter must-have fashion buys available from each of the featured boutiques over the weekend. Funds raised from a luxury ballot at each of the events will be donated to The Merchant’s 2015 charity partner, The MacDermott Oncology Haematology Day Unit at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast.

Can you spot yourself in the glamorous photo gallery below?



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