Two local designers took a step out of their comfort zone to bring their designs to the catwalk for Man Time, Belfast's first all-male fashion show at the weekend.
I fell in love with Nor-Lisa's bright flowing gowns during Belfast Fashion Week and fashion blogger Poppy Dinsey also approved, as she was spotted wearing Nor-Lisa when she popped into Queen's University last month.
With a range that's obviously very feminine, I was intrigued to see how Lisa McCabe would make the transition into menswear for Sunday's show at the Ivory, but the self-confessed 'girly' designer said she saw it as a chance to branch out and try something different.
"Menswear was something that I wanted to do in the future, but I didn't plan to do it straightaway.
"I did just graduate a year ago and my brand isn't even a year old, but I got the opportunity so I had to just go for it!"
Nor-Lisa's casual shirt and jeans combos were highlighted by the brand's trademark Spitfire print.
"My inspiration has always been the 1940s and that was my final year collection when I was graduating last year, it was pin-up girls, Spitfires and the whole idea of raising morale during WW2," explained Lisa.
"The idea of the Spitfires going off and everyone thinking we're going to win and that positive energy."
The design also appeared on Nor-Lisa's accessories and, with high priestess of fashion Anna Wintour sporting a dickie bow at the CFDA Awards earlier this month, for me these were the highlight of the collection.
"The dickie bows are really quirky and cute and I think maybe I will branch out into accessories for men, ties, pocket handkerchiefs, things like that," said Lisa.
"I want my menswear to be more of an affordable range, whereas my womenswear is quite high end.
"All womenswear is custom made, so I like the idea that they get what they want and it's over the top, but men don't want custom made things, usually!"
While Lisa McCabe sees her accessories as an easy way to wear Nor-Lisa, young designer Dave Henderson thinks men in Northern Ireland will have to be very brave to pull off his more abstract designs.
The 26-year-old melted, bonded and sewed leatherette to make his unique pieces, and said he is inspired by "Alexander McQueen and the conceptual style of fashion" with his designs a creation of manipulated, melted fabric and "just going nuts with concepts".
There was a hint of the reptilian with spine and tail-like pieces appearing on t-shirts, which Dave described as his "imagination gone wild", but he added that he had tried to tone things down for Man Time.
"Everything started out pretty plain and white, so I dyed and bleached everything by hand. It could be sold mass market but I think it's a very select audience that would go for it."
Dave told me his menswear is ideal for someone who wants to make a statement with their clothes, but confessed there's "not a chance" that the men of Belfast would wear this on a night out.
"I think if you're seen to be adventurous it's quite frowned upon almost, but the stuff that I would make is quite out there, it's not stuff that I would normally seen people wearing, but that's the idea, to push the boundaries," he explained.
Outfits from Dave and Lisa were joined on the catwalk by pieces from Van Der Simon Knitwear and three design students from the University of Ulster also had the opportunity to flaunt their wares.
And whether you're into something sophisticated for a night out or looking for something more dramatic, Sunday night allowed Northern Ireland's designers to make an impact on the local menswear scene.