James Patrice to Judge Tipperary Crystal Designer of the Year Award at Festival Fashion Show

Allocated Seating When Booking Online | Goody Bag For Everyone In The Audience | Synan O’Mahony To Showcase At Grand Finale

TV and media star James Patrice will co-judge the Designer of the Year Awards and the Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Rose of Tralee Autumn/Winter Fashion Show.

The Designer of the Year Awards, which will be sponsored this year by Tipperary Crystal, is aimed at Irish designers who are established & also those who are building their label.

James Patrice will present the winning designer with a prize to the value of €1,000 along with a signature trophy from Tipperary Crystal, the lead sponsor of the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Tickets to the Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show are available from www.roseoftralee.ie and, for the first time, anyone who books online will be able to choose where to sit during the show in the Festival Dome, while everyone in the audience will receive a Goody Bag from www.goodybags.ie.

The production team behind this year’s Rose of Tralee Fashion Show will include Asta Lee, Cecile Lee Coveney and a team of top models from The Holman Lee Agency.

One of the producers of the Rose of Tralee Fashion Show, Celia Holman-Lee, said: “We are very excited to have James Patrice to judge The Rose of Tralee Designer of the Year Awards & Best Dressed Competition. This year, to honour 60 years of the Rose of Tralee Festival we have the extremely talented Synan O’Mahony to showcase at the grand finale at The Rose of Tralee Fashion Show. This spectacular first annual Autumn Winter style event of the year in Ireland has remained so popular thanks to the Kerry and Munster-based boutiques and fashion stores who create an amazing spectacle for our audience.”

Make-up for the show will be applied by the skilled team at CH The Mall Tralee, Cathriona’s Hair Group, Castlegregory, Tralee and Dingle will style the models’ hair and Footprints Show Boutique, Listowel will supply the shoes on the night.

The Best Dressed Lady at the Fashion Show will receive €500 worth of jewellery from Tipperary Crystal, lead sponsor to the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Tickets to the 2019 Rose of Tralee Fashion Show are only €35 and will include access to the After Show Party in the Festival Dome (over 18s only) where the entertainment will be provided by Jason Fallon.

For more information about this year’s Rose of Tralee Fashion Show, download the Official Rose of Tralee App from iTunes and Google Play Store, or visit www.roseoftralee.ie.


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Notes to Editors

James Patrice, Special Guest

James Patrice is a presenter and one of Ireland's leading social media influencers, with an online following of over 160,000. James is a regular on our TV screens, appearing as a reporter on 'RTÉ Today'. After graduating from Drama and Theatre Studies and French in Trinity College, James acted in numerous shows and shorts, but it was social media that allowed him to flourish. His popular Instagram and Snapchat channels saw him reach a wider audience and led him to bag the role of backstage reporter on RTÉ One's Rose of Tralee. He later nabbed the very same role on the station’s highly successful version of Dancing With The Stars. James won the hearts of the nation when he appeared on 'Celebrity Operation Transformation' - becoming an advocate for body confidence - and recently returned to his theatrical roots by starring in the hugely successful Olympia Theatre pantomime. James adores style and hope his win as 2018’s ‘Most Stylish Man’ at the iconic VIP Style Awards will help him cast a fashionable eye across the fabulous ladies in The Dome!


Synan O’Mahony Grand Finale Showcase

The very talented designer Synan O’Mahony will showcase at the grand finale of this year’s Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show. Synan is best known for creating designs for Celtic Woman, an all-female Irish musical ensemble and bespoke pieces. His designs are very elegant and creative and certainly will give a spectacular finale this year.