The Diary spotted artist Helen Steele and knitwear designer Eilis Boyle from Bow in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre admiring the spoils at the Absolut Originality exhibition, which opened in Dublin on Wednesday evening, with the cutting edge of designers, artists and illustrators turning out to show their support.
Danielle Romeril contributed two specially made dresses – complete with blue plastic fringing – to the show.
She is just back from London and Paris, having shown her spring/summer 2014 collections, and the Limerick School of Art and Design graduate is now stocked in the US and Asia.
"To lace the pieces took about a week each, but it was worth it because it was very important to me when looking at the bottle to capture the fluid motion and cobalt blue," Danielle told The Diary.
She gave us a rundown on the ancient samurai armour technique she taught herself to complete the ensembles.
Curated by Aisling Farinella, the exhibition is on display at Mabos art space on Hanover Quay.