Saturday 23 September 2017

Irish designs given a resounding 10 by Bruno Tonioli

FLAMBOYANT dancer Bruno Tonioli has scored Irish designers a resounding "10" as he cast his eye over a lingerie competition last night.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge swapped the dancefloor for the catwalk as he put 16 young fashion students from Griffith College Dublin and the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) through their paces at the Triumph Inspiration Awards at Brown Thomas in Dublin.

Having worked as a choreographer for some of the biggest names in music, including Tina Turner, Elton John and the Rolling Stones, he knows what works on stage and believes some of the Irish designs could find themselves worn by contemporary stars.

"I know that they're really going to push the boundary creativity-wise. I already have an idea some styles could fit perfectly in a show for Lady Gaga," Mr Tonioli, pictured above, said.

The winner was Jordan Edmunds Moore from LSAD for his creation 'The Rorschach Test'.

He will travel to China in October to take part in the grand final where they will compete against designers from 29 other countries for a €15,000 prize.

LSAD students Colin Horgan and Leanne Ryan were second and third respectively.

Our picture shows Sarah Morrissey modelling Leanne's design.

Breda Heffernan

Irish Independent

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