Next stop on the Dublin fashion scene is on Wednesday, March 25th, at the Nokia Young Fashion Designer Awards 2009 finale. The sixth annual event will take place, in what used to be the Habitat store on Suffolk Street. There are 20 finalists vying for the prestigious award who have all been mentored by Irish knitwear guru Tim Ryan.
Students from Irish colleges; Grafton Academy, Limerick Senior College, Limerick School of Art and Design and National College of Art and Design, used the Nokia Supernova collection as the inspiration for their designs this year. These are their mood boards, I absolutely adore 5, 12 and 13 and I can’t wait to see the final pieces tomorrow night!
National College of Art and Design
Gerard Hancox – Ballyfermot, D10, Gillian Noonan – Devlin, Co. Westmeath, Suzanne Acton – Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Clare Geraghty – Clonsilla, D15, Carla Murphy – Clondalkin, D22, Lyn Allen – Sandymount, D4, Siofra Caherty – Philsboro, D9, Aoife Gallagher – Stoneybatter, D7
Limerick College of Further Education
Celine Sheridan – Ennis, Co. Clare, Iryan Di Vito – Feohanagh, Co. Limerick, Stacey Wall – Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Lucia Poliakova – Dooradoyle, Limerick
Grafton Academy of Dress Design
Sara-Kate Swan – Portmarnock, D13, Aine Kilbride – Bohernabreena, Co. Dublin, Yvonne Fleming – Ranelagh, D6
Limerick School of Art and Design
Mia O’Connell – Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ciara Glynn – Meelick, Co. Clare, Stacey Grant – Ballinacurra Gardens, Limerick,
NOT PICTURED Caitriona Anglim – Croagh, Co. Limerick, Joelle Jeejeebhoy – Mallow, Co. Cork
Susie Lau from www.stylebubble.typepad.com
Senior Menswear designer, Brendan Mullane from Hermés www.hermes.com
Irish designer Louise Kennedy www.louisekennedy.com
Godfrey Deeny European Editor of www.fashionwiredaily.com
Zoe Matthews, Head of Womenswear at House of Fraser www.houseoffraser.co.uk