Innovation in vogue for new designers at DIT fashion awards
Organza folded origami style and then cooked in the oven with bulldog clips to hold the style.
The inventiveness of Ireland's latest crop of designers was in no doubt at the finals of the DIT Fashion Show at Vicar Street last night. It was a clean sweep for fashion students from Griffith College who clinched first, second and joint third place.
Sarah Murphy (31), a former Montessori teacher who graduates this month and hopes to eventually have her own knitwear line, won for her 'Jerusalem - The Promised Land' outfit with lime mohair jumper and wool skirt featuring ruffles at the side inspired by pages in the Bible and Koran.
Sarah spent a week working 6am-10pm to finish the skirt with thousands of beads. Her €2,000 cash prize, sponsored by DublinTown, was presented by Clyde Carroll, director of the Dublin Fashion Festival.
Clodagh Knight came second with her 'Modern Matador' and Aurelie Yolande came joint third with 'Connections', an outfit inspired by city lights.
Mum of four Cija Lamb from Co Clare, who commutes to college in Mallow, came joint third with her 'Artificial Intelligence' outfit. She explored code-breaking and Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man in fabrics such as metallic silk and organza.
The DIT Fashion Society, which organised the show, now in its 13th year, is one of 80 societies in DIT. Students from the college modelled at the show and net proceeds from last night's event went to the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation.