A model wears designs by Eden Curtis, titled Frills and Frida at Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, the LSAD 360 Fashion Show, sponsored by AIB. Picture: Alan Place
Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, partnered with Limerick City and County Council to present the LSAD 360 Fashion Show. Sponsored by AIB, the show took place in the spectacular LSAD Gallery and the former church provided the perfect backdrop for the inspiring new designs from Ireland’s next generation of fashion designers.
International fashion media and influencers including designers Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, former Xposé presenters Aisling O’Loughlin and Sybil Mulcahy, Vogue Italia’s Gemma Williams and stylist Roxanne Parker, congregated to Limerick for the highly anticipated fashion show.
Recently named in the top 100 fashion schools in the world, the LSAD fashion department, and the graduate degree is the largest fashion degree programme in Ireland and has launched the careers of some of Ireland’s top designers like Joanne Hynes. Twenty of this year’s talented graduates showcased their unique creations which had an international twist, as a number of the graduates have returned from exciting intercontinental work placements with Marc Jacobs, New York, Manish Arora, India and Lever Couture, Berlin.
Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of Faculty at Limerick School of Art and Design: “The LSAD Graduate Fashion Show 2017 is a wonderful opportunity to witness the outstanding talent that is synonymous with Limerick School of Art and Design. The award winning designs showcased in our wonderful church gallery will offer a unique insight into the high standards of their work over the past four years as they embark on their exciting careers on the International Fashion stage.”
2016 was another hugely successful year for LSAD students who won; The Student Designer of the Year Award at The Fashion Innovation Awards, The Future Makers Student of the Year Award, IDI Graduate Designer Award (fashion category), People To Watch, Irish Times, (Michael Stewart) and the AIB/IFIL Work Bursary Award, (three month full time work placement with London-based Irish designer Richard Malone.)
The Limerick School of Art & Design, along with Limerick City and County Council, are together helping to grow the county’s fashion profile and establish Limerick as a key fashion destination for all.
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