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…
The official title of the exhibition is ‘Best of……’ – A Selection of Works by NCAD Fashion & Textile Graduates 2009. If you really like fashion and can appreciate art this is a great sartorial experience, right in the middle of the city. How often do you get to look at hand made, one off pieces of fabulous fashion in the middle of Dublin? The Collection has been chosen by external examiner and Professor at the London College of Fashion, Prof. Roy Peach and includes works by the following students: Suzanne Acton, Lyn Allen, Amie Brennan, Demelza Buckley, Siofra Caherty, Rebecca Flanagan, Katriona Flynn, Aoife Gallagher, Ruth Gallagher, Clare Geraghty, Gerard Hancox, Tammy Larkin, Niamh Langton, Carla Murphy, Gillian Noonan, Joanne Power, Faye Rochford and Deidre Williams
NCAD Gallery is open 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday and admission is free.