Alternative fashion show at Derrylane Mill

Marian Baur and Hermann Glaser-Baur of the Flax Mill, Gortnaghey. (File pic) (1410PG19)
Marian Baur and Hermann Glaser-Baur of the Flax Mill, Gortnaghey. (File pic) (1410PG19)

A Dungiven linen weaving mill is hosting a fashion show with a difference next month, according to its owner.

Derrylane Flax Mill will showcase its latest fashions on March 11th at 7pm at what chief weaver, Marion Baur describes as ‘Northern Ireland’s only really alternative fashion show’.

Marion Baur has already treated customers and media in Berlin to a sneak peek of the show.

“Last year our fabric and finished products were on show in various parts of the world. Here at Derrylane, where we manufacture, we were so busy that the initial showing of our new line of garments did not happen. I think that was a big mistake and we are going to make up for not organising a fashion show in 2015 by putting on a real cracker this year,” said Marion.

Marion Baur has teamed up with tailor and designer, Elizabeth Corrigan, for the March event, which is invitation only, outside Dungiven.

“If fashion has a meaning at all, it is that of enhancing the beauty of the human body and creating a good feeling when wearing a garment. Our models are people who like good clothes and can connect to the beauty of natural fabrics,” she said.

Among those taking part in the Derrylane fashion show are Mary Smithson from Limavady; Lorraine Hartin and her daughter, Dearbhla McTaggart.

Mrs Baur added: “We will try and accommodate as many as possible, but we have to know soon.”

Contact the Flax Mill on 028 777 42655 or email