On Saturday August 25th, braving the public transport disruptions caused by the papal visit, IREGL have hosted their first international event called Myths of Our Own. Haenuli Shin, also known as Nunu, was the guest of honour as the founder and designer of the much loved Korean brand Haenuli. She also arrived with DD, a trusted member of her staff team. Unusually, the event was held in two parts, morning and evening, across two different venues in Dublin.
The Alex, an elegant, modern hotel in the centre of Dublin, hosted part 2 of the event. The evening part started at 6pm and lasted until a whopping 9:30pm. Unfortunately (or fortunately), due to some parts taking longer than planned, the event didn’t finish until at least 10pm! If you’re curious about part 1, check out the report here.
The evening part offered the international event favourites: a vending room, a two-part fashion show, a game of rock paper scissors, a Q&A session with Nunu, another coordinate competition and another raffle.
The vendors included an array of well known and loved indie brands. On top of Haenuli, Myths of Our Own attendees were able to purchase items from AmaStacia, Violet Fane, Lady Sloth, Eat Me Ink Me, Low Down and Dandy, and After Midnight. You can find all of them on Facebook and majority have shops on Etsy.
The first part of the fashion show focused on all those indie brands. There were so many beautiful creations showcased! If you want to see the full Myths of Our Own indie fashion show, check out the video on Fluffy Tori’s YouTube channel.
The second part of the fashion show was exclusively Haenuli. Some of the designs showcased have already been released, while some were shown for the first time at the event. Myths of Our Own Haenuli fashion show is also available to watch in full on Fluffy Tori’s channel.
The Q&A with Nunu took place in between the shows in order to keep the attendees occupied. She answered a wide variety of questions, from those about her style to those about her business. She advised any aspiring business owners to look for government support grants for new startups or even specifically for women, as many are keen to promote entrepreneurs. We listened with interest to how a Haenuli print comes to life – does it start with the print or a dress cut? – and how long it takes to make. But not all questions were this serious! For example, did you know that Nunu’s favourite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid and that she prefers sad stories? You can watch the full Q&A on Fluffy Tori’s channel.
The second coordinate competition was judged by the event organisers and they were looking for outfits that fit the theme: Myths of Our Own. While some references were familiar, like the Greek god Hades or the Grimm Brothers’ tales, many were truly local to the wearers. Those influences traveled the world from England through Germany all the way to Mexico. Everyone put so much thought into their outfits and they were all beautiful!
After the raffle and before dispersing home, there was still time for some thank-yous. The organisers have put in a lot of work to ensure that Myths of Our Own was a truly splendid event. Truthfully, it was a wonderful event and we are thankful for the invitation. Well done to everyone involved!
This is also not the first IREGL event reported here on Wunderwelt Libre. Click here to read about the Banquet of Clontarf from October 2017, which Wunderwelt had the pleasure of attending. You can also find more vlog reports on YouTube, including one from one of our writers, Lou Graves, as well as one from Fluffy Tori, who goes as far as the afterparty!
* All photos are by Jay (@moon_harpy) unless stated otherwise.
29-year-old Capricorn, Polish-born, UK-based and in love with Japanese fashion (predominantly Lolita). I enjoy a good bargain, OTT coords, cats and baking, and when in Japan I’m a self-confessed purikura addict. When I don’t blog, I work in the education sector, overseeing international exchange programs, and sometimes I get to do some exciting freelance translations on the side.
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