Sunday 25 September 2016

Future fashion: budding designers on the rise

Published 24/03/2016 | 02:30

Top 9 student designs for DIT Fashion Show under theme of
Top 9 student designs for DIT Fashion Show under theme of "My Metropolis" unveiled at Rooftop Level CarPark Stephen's Green

A rooftop carpark provided the backdrop to showcase outfits by the nine finalists chosen this week for the DIT Fashion Show which takes place in Vicar Street next month.

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'My Metropolis' was the theme of the competition this year and the finalists' designs were influenced by everything from bull fighting to artificial intelligence, futuristic fantasy, femme fatale, mother nature, mother city, the interconnectivity of city life and real street style.

The ultimate winner will receive prize money of €2,000.

The finalists chosen by judges Brendan Courtney, Umit Kutluk, Maria Fusco and Bairbre Power, fashion editor of the Irish Independent, include Symbio City, designed by Lisa Dooley from GMIT; Call It What You Want, designed by Roisin Fagan from NCAD; Modern Matador, designed by Clodagh Knight from Griffith College; Artificial Intelligence, designed by Cija Lamb from Mallow College of Tailoring and Fashion; and Capitol Opulence, designed by Eamonn McGill from the Grafton Academy.

Also chosen were Jerusalem - The Promised Land, designed by Sarah Murphy from Griffith College; My Metropolis, The Story of a City, designed by Julia Rainey from the Grafton Academy; Sculptural Palette, designed by Katie Wickstone from Griffith College; and Connections, designed by Aurelie Yolande from Griffith College.

Tickets for the April 19 show are available for €20 from eventbrite.ie with net proceeds going to the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation.

Irish Independent

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