23 outstanding outfits, by 18 NCAD Fashion & Textile graduates are currently on display at the newly refurbished NCAD building on Thomas Street. The building itself is one part disused fire station and one part glass fronted modern architecture and is situated opposite the Vicar Street venue. When I was there this afternoon, I watched as people stopped in the street and stared through the giant glass windows at the designs inside. The gallery space is very simple with each design hung on a mannequin and the atmosphere is created by a television on one wall showing interviews with the young designers.
These students have already shown what talented designers and artisans they are having featured heavily in the Nokia Young Fashion Designer Awards. Then it was revealed that Rebecca Flanagan won the prestigious River Island student Bursary award and showcased her designs in the window of River Island Henry Street. Then only a couple of weeks ago, Clare Geraghty was invited to showcase and sell her designs in the Circus Boutique, D2. Read on and see pics… Continue reading ‘NCAD Graduate Gallery’