RTE Television

Frock Finders

A new series which goes behind the scenes of fashion boutiques all over Ireland capturing the difficult task of buying and selling the perfect dress for pivotal moments in our lives. From cutting edge couture to mother of the bride rig-outs, weddings to wakes, performances to beauty pageants, each boutique has a very different take on 'style' and very different customers. Frock Finders captures the story behind each purchase, from the retailers bending over backwards to sell the perfect outfit, through to the special occasion where the dress gets its first outing.

The series combines personal stories, makeover and reality as we follow people from all walks of life searching for that perfect dress against the back drop of what it takes to run a successful boutique in Ireland today.

Some of the boutiques which will be featured in the series include: Frock 'n Fabulous and Waffa in Dublin, Kimono and Jade in Newcastle West, Annbury's Boutique and Pamela Scott in Tralee, Isobel in Adare, Fusion Fashion in Moycullen and Charlotte and Jane in Kinsale.

The first episode sees comedian and actress Katherine Lynch search for a selection of glamorous dresses for a Cote D'Azur photo-shoot, Newcastle West retailers kit out two fashionistas for Ladies Day at the Killarney races, designers Charlotte and Jane create a bespoke suit for a top barrister in their Kinsale studio and owner of Frock 'n Fabulous Kara Maher embarks on a major overhaul of her high end city centre boutique.

In other episodes Amy Lynch, the first young woman with Down Syndrome to compete in the Kerry Rose selection process, searches for a dress for her stage debut, Soprano and composer Siobhra Quinlan chooses couture for a performance in the National Gallery of Ireland, Kinsale based designers Charlotte and Jane create a bespoke wedding dress and boutique owner Danny Leane styles Country and Western singer Noreen Ashe for a video shoot.

Frock Finders