The Dublin Festival of Fashion takes place in the capital every September, and while we might not be up there with the major players in the fashion industry, our little cosmopolitan city has bags of creativity to offer.  Fashion trends were bursting at the seams this year and our makeup students were only to happy to jump in and get involved with some of the shows when given the opportunity.

First up was the Cradle Charity fashion show produced by Dsire Events which closed the DFF events for the week. The catwalk show showcased innovative designs from emerging talented Irish designers.  The collections presented on the night focused on the "Futuristic" theme, and led by our makeup tutor Michelle Burke the selected group of makeup students created show stopping body art to compliment the designs.

The owner of Dsire Events Delphine Sire said "A huge thank you to Michelle Burke and her students for the amazing make up they created for our Futuristic Beauty Fashion Show. Our event got many compliments about the body painting show. I would have no hesitations in recommending Portobello Institute for any future events".

About great show our students got the opportunity to work on was the menswear presentation by MFI Magazine In the lead up to the event there was a great buzz created on social media using the #mfisecretgarden. The secret location turned out to be Sam's Bar on Dawson Street and it was a breathe of fresh air to see the men getting a slice of the DFF action.  Again, our students got to  work, under the guidance of their makeup tutor, doing simple male grooming and some elaborate show stopping looks.  Thanks to both Cradle and MFi for letting our students get involved and we can't wait until the next DFF.