Monday 22 December 2014

Tailoring a smart future in fashion

Published 13/02/2014 | 02:30

Liz Quin and Annmarie Flood have been named as lead lecturers at Ireland’ National Tailoring Academy

The co-founder of one of Ireland's most recognised fashion labels, Liz Quin of Quin and Donnelly, together with the former chief executive of the A-Wear fashion retail chain, Annmarie Flood have been named as lead lecturers at Ireland' National Tailoring Academy.

Ms Quin and Ms Flood wil help teach a 'Fashion Business Fundamentals' evening course which starts in March at the National Tailoring Academy with Louis Copeland.

Aimed at Irish designers and those planning to launch their own fashion label, the 11-week course covers fashion business fundamentals, such as: concept and product development, marketing, branding, planning and forecasting.

"The fashion industry is a multi-billion euro business and the new course teaches the building blocks to setting up a successful creative enterprise," Ms Liz Quin who was a co-founder of the Quin and Donnelly fashion label and course tutor. "In the UK alone, the fashion industry directly contributes nearly £21bn to that economy, so it is very appealing for Irish-based creative businesses to target the UK market," she added.

The National Tailoring Academy, which opened its doors last autumn, aims to become 'centre of excellence' in tailoring skills, fashion education and best practice. The academy is running a whole series of short courses and evening courses throughout the year, in technical areas such as bespoke jacket-making, corsetry and shirt-making.

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