Launching on the 11th October and running until December, the BLOSS Winter Capsule event at Dundrum Town Centre is a luxury showcase and pop-up shop which will feature 30 established and emerging Irish designers.
BLOSS, the phonetic spelling for Irish word ‘blas’, meaning taste, is everything the design duo wanted to capture in this collective. Bringing together some of the country’s finest creative minds in a perfectly curated space at one of Ireland’s top retail destinations.
BLOSS founders, designers Emma Manley and Jenny Huston, together with their accountant Paul Haycock, imagined the showcase as a new channel to sell Irish luxury designs. The store will host a range of cutting edge and classic, Irish designed women’s, men’s and children’s fashions as well as homewares, jewellery, millinery and accessories.
Speaking about the store launch, BLOSS founder and designer Emma Manley said,
“We have incredible design talent on our Island and myself and Jenny are so proud to be able to bring 30 Irish brands directly to customers. Each brand sold in BLOSS is one we admire and we feel represents the very best of Irish design right now.”
“We believe we can compete with European, American and labels from around the globe – It’s time to really celebrate our designers, both emerging and established.”
Designer Nicole Jackson of QBU, who will be showcasing at BLOSS said of the collective,” Emma and Jenny set out on an incredibly ambitious project with BLOSS and I was delighted to be selected to be part of it. As an emerging brand, gaining credible exposure is difficult so being part of BLOSS at Dundrum Town Centre December feels like a dream.”
“There is strength in numbers and what feels near impossible for one growing brand is very achievable when great brands come together.” said BLOSS co-founder Jenny Huston of Edge Only.
“As designers Emma and I understand the challenges of a production business. We are building BLOSS to elevate Irish fashion internationally and bring discerning customers to the brands we love.”
“BLOSS isn’t about keepsakes for tourists. This is about luxury fashion. We have Irish brands with quality at the forefront of what they do, contemporary fashion, jewellery and accessories for men and women. BLOSS is a discerning shopper’s paradise – a place to buy something beautiful that you won’t find everywhere else.”
Speaking about the opening of BLOSS, Don Nugent, General Manager of Dundrum Town Centre, said, “We are thrilled to welcome BLOSS, quality design from Ireland, to Dundrum Town Centre. BLOSS will offer a unique opportunity for Dundrum shoppers to enjoy and support 30 very talented, established and emerging Irish designers.
For more information see the BLOSS Facebook page