Lebanes Women’s Fashion Show at the World Market in Belfast has been held up as an example of how the fashion industry has come full circle since the days of the Troubles.
The show showcased the new designs of women’s fashion, from the first couture couture show in the world to the newest trend in women’s footwear.
The show was organised by the Lebanesc Fashion Week and was hosted by Laisie Baille and her husband, Niamh.
The show has been organised by Lebanades Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is the latest in a series of fashion events held in Northern Ireland.
“We are very proud of what we have been able to do in terms of showcasing the latest styles and our work is not just for the women but for the wider community.
We are very excited about the potential that this show has and how it can help us promote our women’s identity,” said Laisie.”
We have seen a big increase in the number of people from all walks of life come to Belfast to participate in this event.”
Lebanese fashion is one of the oldest and most diverse fashion styles on the continent.
The Lebanays are an ethnic minority and it is our pride to showcase our culture and culture heritage, to share our work, and to create a show of our creativity and our women.”
In addition to wearing the latest fashion, Lebans women are also celebrating their culture. “
The show is very inclusive and it has been a big success,” said Nia, a 25-year-old Lebanis from Coleraine who said that she and her friends wore the new styles of women shoes, clothing and women’s garments during the event.
In addition to wearing the latest fashion, Lebans women are also celebrating their culture.
“Lebanes are a small nation and we are very diverse in terms in terms on religion, ethnicity, and culture.
So the fashion show and the cultural activities we organise for our women are part of this,” Nie said.
Niana, a 27-year old woman from Fermanagh who was wearing a traditional dress from the Lebaron region, said she was happy to show off her heritage, even though she is a Catholic.
“I am a big fan of traditional dress and I’m proud to wear it, but the clothes I wear are very traditional.
It is not my style, but it is my way of life and it shows that I am part of the tradition of Lebarons culture,” said Niana.
Laisse de Ferre, a woman from the north, was also in attendance, sharing her experiences from her journey to the UK and the inspiration behind her dress.
“It is a privilege to be wearing this beautiful dress, which I am very proud to do,” she said.
“It’s my way to show solidarity with my people.
This is not a dress that belongs to me but to all the Lebars.
I am here to honour the women and their culture.”
The Women’s Wearable Art show, held at the Le Banese Fashion Week in Belfast, will feature work by local designers, as well as international artists.
“It was a really big show, it was a huge turnout, and there were a lot of people there,” said Lebana Lebar.
“We’re very happy with the way that it has gone, and I think the show has given people a sense of the diversity of our people.”
The women’s costume, which was the most popular part of our show, was quite amazing,” said Lianne, a 21-year woman from Colchester, who was also wearing a dress from Lebaronya.
Laisia said that the fashion shows was part of a series of events that the LeBarons Chamber of Commerce organised in the past few years.
Lebaron Lebar, a traditional Lebaronian dress worn by women, is shown in this illustration taken by Laisia Bailne from the video.
For more information about the LeBanese Fashion Weeks, go to www.lebarons.com/festival or call the Le Baron Centre on 0161 628 938. “
This is a very important show, and we hope that we will have some positive messages for the rest of the year,” said Bailles, adding that Lebaronicas dress is a symbol of identity and pride.
For more information about the LeBanese Fashion Weeks, go to www.lebarons.com/festival or call the Le Baron Centre on 0161 628 938.
(Image credit: Le Barons, Le Banesc Fashion Weeks) SOURCE: Independent