Limavady fashion designer's dream spot at London Fashion Week

Limavady fashion designer, Kyree Forrest is set to launch her collection on one of the world's biggest stages, and in front of some of the biggest names in the industry.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 1:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:26 pm
A Kyree Forrest design by Limavady designer, Kyree Forrest. Photography: Leisa Smith Photography; Model: Chloe Smith; MUA: Naomi OKane: Pro Makeup Artist and Footwear: Red Footwear

The 25-year-old emerging designer says she still can’t quite believe her designs will be worn by models on the runway at London Fashion Week in September.

The Roe Valley designer admitted it’s the opportunity of a lifetime to be included in London Fashion Week where some of the biggest names in the world’s fashion industry have launched their careers.

“I was scouted to send images of my collection to Lady K Production, the founder of House of iKons and, within minutes, I had a reply and after a phone call with Lady K herself I was showing at London Fashion Week,” said Kyree.

Limavady fashion designer, Kyree Forrest with her designs in the window of Brown Thomas in Galway.

“It feels so surreal, to officially launch my label on one of the biggest stages in the world is an absolute honour and the biggest milestone for my business to date.”

As Kyree readies herself and her collection for London Fashion Week, she is also busy working on other projects.

“Currently I am producing my Spring Summer 2017 collection to show at London Fashion Week this September for House of iKons.

“I have been fabric sourcing, researching, designing, pattern cutting and managing production for each garment, as well as controlling the business and advertising side, which runs parallel to the design stage,” she explained.

Limavady fashion designer, Kyree Forrest with her designs in the window of Brown Thomas in Galway.

“I am also designing a bespoke Kyree Forrest gown for the lovely Chicago Rose, Maggie, in this year’s Rose of Tralee, so I am extremely busy,”

Kyree says she has already had recognition for her designs internationally, including in America and throughout Europe.

However, she hopes the massive exposure from London Fashion Week will act as a springboard, taking her to the next level in her career.

“At London Fashion Week, I hope to gain vast exposure and meet with potential buyers and stockists to sell my collection,” said Kyree, who explained her label has been advertised in Egypt (Fashion Zone Magazine), USA (fashionweekonline.com), England (‘Seen in the City’ magazine) and of course, Ireland (Hot Press Magazine) in the lead-up to London Fashion Week.

“So, the actual event will promote Kyree Forrest worldwide,” said Kyree, who added: “I have already started to get international attention by getting scouted for an amazing upcoming opportunity, so stay tuned.”