The Fashion Department have just returned from another very successful London Trip. It was a very busy time for all involved as 4 years were purchasing fabric for their final collections, 3rd years were attending interviews for their upcoming work placements and purchasing fabric for their 2 piece statements and 2nd years were purchasing fabric for various projects, conducting a market research project and attending a variety of exhibitions, particularly the Robert Raushenberg exhibition in the Tate Modern. Everyone is inspired and invigorated from the trip and looking forward to getting started on final year projects.
Congratulations to 2015 Fashion Design Graduate, Avril Roche on winning the Fashion category of the IDI Graduate Design Awards 2016.
This is the 18th Annual Irish Design Awards, recognising, celebrating and promoting exemplary design vision, uncovering emerging talent and honouring outstanding achievement across all disciplines of Design in Ireland. http://www.idi-design.ie/awards/graduate
Graduate Ina Marie Igoe is currently working as a pattern cutter in New York. The full interview is available on The Irish Times link below.
Why did you choose LSAD, and what was your experience like there?
LSAD I felt had more momentum going for it in the fashion department. For a relatively small course, and with less resources available than in Dublin for example, it was churning out competition finalists and winners, and creating quite the stir.
The fashion degree was unbelievably taxing: the hours you put in and the sheer standard that is expected from each student. The fashion department at LSAD instils drive and discipline in its students. It’s this beautiful go-getter mentality that is a fantastic thing for employers to see. I’ve worked and interned with many people and it sets you apart from so many others.
Michael Stewart, LSAD Fashion graduate is currently in his 2nd year of MA in Fashion in the Royal College of Art in London. Michael was the recipient of a €15,000 bursary from Kildare Village earlier this year to help further his studies.
Michael is in LSAD this week working with 4th year Fashion Students.
The Limerick school of Art and Design (LSAD) got the Vogue seal of approval this week after being picked up by the prestigious Vogue Italia. The low-key school, founded in 1852, has been ranked within the top 50 fashion and design schools in the world along with famed schoolsCentral Saint Martens in London andParsons in New York.
Speaking to Vogue Italia, Head of Fashion atLIT, Anne Melinn, said the students in Limerick are paving the way for innovation in creativity: