Wednesday, 7 December 2011

1ST SEMESTER ASSESSMENTS

2ND  YEAR  ASSESSMENTS - MONDAY  9TH  JANUARY
3RD  YEAR  ASSESSMENTS - WEDNESDAY  11TH  JANUARY
4TH  YEAR  ASSESSMENTS - TUESDAY  10TH  JANUARY

EXTERNAL ASSESSOR

THE  4TH  YEAR  EXTERNAL  ASSESSOR  WILL  BE  VISITING  THE  COLLEGE  THE  WEEK  OF  THE  16TH  JANUARY

GERBER TRAINING

THE  GERBER  ROOM  WILL  BE  UNAVAILABLE  TO  STUDENTS  ON  MONDAY  12TH / TUESDAY 13TH / WEDNESDAY  14TH  DUE  TO  STAFF  TRAINING

DCU PROJECT

A  NUMBER  OF  STUDENTS  ARE  PARTICIPATING  IN  THE  DCU  PROJECT  AGAIN  THIS  YEAR - DEADLINE  FOR  SUBMISSIONS  IS  12TH  DECEMBER

COLLEGE IS CLOSED FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER

SOME BLOGS TO CHECK OUT

     http://1972projects.blogspot.com/

DOROTHY STEWART TRUST

REMINDER

DEADLINE  FOR  THE  DOROTHY  STEWART  BURSARY  MONDAY  12TH  DECEMBER
APPLICATION  FORMS  AND  CV  MUST  BE  HANDED  IN  AT  9.30

Monday, 14 November 2011

LONDON TRIP 2012

LONDON  FBRIC  BUYING  AND  RESEARCH  TRIP
MONDAY  6TH - FRIDAY  10TH  FEB  20112
OPTION  TO  TRAVEL  FROM  FRIDAY  3RD
CLASSES  RESUME  MONDAY  13TH
3RD  AND  4TH  YEAR  TUTORIALS  WILL  BE  HELD  NEAR  THE  GENERATOR  HOSTEL  ON  TUES / WED/ THURS / FRI  MORNINGS
SCHEDULE  TO  FOLLOW
2ND  YEARS  WILL  MEET  MICHELLE  AT  THE  HOSTEL  EACH  MORNING

THE  GENERATOR  HOSTEL
37  TAVISTOCK  PLACE  RUSSELL  SQUARE
0044 (0)  207 3887666
STUDENTS  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  BOOKING  OWN  FLIGHTS AND  ACCOMMODATION

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Award winning LSAD graduate designer contemporises Irish traditions




Waterford native, Claire O'Sullivan, graduated from LSAD in Fashion this week, was awarded the IACI Muriel Gahan Scholarship RDS prize €1,000. Also at the recent RDS National Craft Competition she was awarded the RDS Graduate Prize 2011 €1,500 and 1st Prize in Knitting & Crochet.
Originally from Ballygunner she now lives in An Rinn, Co. Waterford. Moving to the Gealtacht has given Claire a huge insight into a dwindling culture of Irish speakers and traditional crafts people. Here she found inspiration to pursue Irish traditions and crafts women of the older generation who have passed on their knowledge and traditional skills to her and bring them forward keeping them alive.
The winning piece titled "Exodus" is inspired by emigration and the Exodus of Irish Craft. The yarn sponsored by 'Donegal Yarns' and KNOLL is 100% undyed pure new wool, which is naturally eco-friendly. This comes from KNOLLS 'Ecology' range; the yarn is spun in Donegal Yarns. Claire aims to work with natural fibres that are sustainable, kind to the wearer and have longevity beyond most of todays fashions. She creates slow fashion as opposed to fast disposable fashions; there is approximately 60 hours hand-work in the piece. The crochet, piece by piece is hand-worked on the stand where old Irish patterns and water waves overlap to sculpt the body and fall to a jagged hemline. With the open chains of crochet this lays bare the vulnerability of thousands who have no choice but to leave their motherland. The under-skirt is fully fashioned, knitted on a domestic machine with a double wrap-around giving multiple layers of uneven frills that move like the sea. This is drawn from the exodus of thousands crossing treacherous seas with hopes of prosperity. The young designer said "I wanted to create a piece that was symbolic of our rich heritage in the crafts. With a contemporary eye and vision I brought forward these old, some long forgotten techniques to the 21st century to make them relevant again."
Claire currently has 2 outfits from her degree collection 'Exodus' being exhibited in Wandesford Quay Galler, Cork in conjunction with Future Makers. Her winning piece at the RDS Awards is now on the travelling exhibition around Ireland. Other works from her collection were exhibited at The Ultimate Girls Day Out as the most exciting graduate collection from LSAD 2011 and her degree collection has also been shown at Lunasa Fashion Show in conjunction with Cork craft month, and more recently at Limerick Animal Welfare fashion show. Claire will be exhibiting 2 looks from her collection in Powerscourt Town House, Dublin late November. At this collaboration with London College of Fashion & Irelands hidden wardrobe and a shoot undertaken by Barry McCall she will be exhibiting alongside John Rocha and Paul Costello!
Claire spent a year in London working for Tim Ryan Knitwear. She says "this was vital to my knit education, an amazing experience. Also in London I interned for Alexander McQueen on his last full collection. "Along with designing garments I have a huge passion for creating textural fabrics. Whether I design using knit, weaving, crochet, macrame etc. through the making process I find inspiration to push my designs to unique depths."
In July Claire was awarded a Future Makers scholarship that sent her to Pitti Filati International Knitwear Trade Fare in Florence, Italy. This was awarded by the Crafts Council of Ireland. It was a fantastic opportunity for Claire to network with designers and yarn merchants while gaining invaluable inspiration and previewing predictions for Autumn/Winter 2013.
With her Muriel Gahan scholarship Claire will take a graduate visa that will take her to New York. "It has always been a dream of mine to work in the New York Fashion Industry. I would love to spend a couple years away experiencing and learning about international design, but my heart lies in the green fields of Ireland and my ultimate goal is to set up business and support local and creating jobs here in the future," Claire says.
 Wednesday, 2nd November 2011
Waterford  Today

Sunday, 23 October 2011

JOANNE HYNES S/S 2012





David Poole had just got his most recent edition of Slashstroke Magazine(http://slashstrokemagazine.com/)
to print, when he went straight into working as Creative Director on Joanne Hynes Spring/Summer 2012 Collection which showcased at London Fashion Week.
 
This is the start of an exciting period for David, as an off shoot from the multi media Slashstroke Magazine he is working on "Slashstroke Creative" a group of Design industry experts available for consultancy and project direction and collaboration. David is currently based in London but is available though Morgan the Agency within Ireland.
 

SLASHSTROKE MAGAZINE

























FOUNDED  BY  DAVID  POOLE 
LSAD  FASHION  GRADUATE

http://slashstrokemagazine.com/

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN S/S 2012 - MASTER CLASS IN FABRIC MANIPULATION





MUST  BE  VIEWED  ON  VOGUE  WEBSITE  FOR  MAGNIFIED  DETAILS

http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/spring-summer-2012/ready-to-wear/alexander-mcqueen#

CHECK OUT SOME GREAT IMAGES FROM UNA BURKE ON FASHIONPHOENIX BLOG



http://fashionphoenixblog.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

ALL ABOUT PATTERN - FOYER EXHIBITION

MONDAY  31ST  OCTOBER - 9TH  NOVEMBER
AS PART  OF  DESIGN  WEEK  THERE  WILL  BE  A  KNIT  COLOUR  AND  PATTERN  EXHIBITION  FROM  2ND  YEAR  FASHION  STUDENTS

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

RDS WINNERS


IST  PRIZE   IN  CROCHET  AND  KNITTING  WENT  TO  CLARE  O'SULLIVAN  WITH  HER  HAND  CROCHET  DRESS  IN  100%  WOOL. CLARE  WHO  IS  ONE   OF  OUR  2011 GRADUATES  HAS  ALSO  BEEN  NOMINATED  FOR  AN  IACI  MURIEL  GAHAN  SCHOLARSHIP.


2ND  PRIZE  IN  CROCHET  AND  KNITTING  WENT  TO  FIONA  NUGENT  WHO  IS  ONE  OF  OUR  CURRENT  4TH  YEAR  STUDENTS. HER  BLACK  AND  GREY  DRESSES  IN  100%  FELTED  WOOL  WERE  PRODUCED  IN  HOUSE  ON  THE  SHIMA  SEIKI  KNITTING  MACHINES
 

PITTI FILATI PRESENTATION

LIZ  SPILLANE  WILL  BE  GIVING  A   PRESENTATION  ON   HER  RECENT  VISIT  TO  PITTI  FILATI  AT  12.30  WEDNESDAY  28TH  SEPTEMBER  IN  THE  LECTURE  THEATRE

Saturday, 17 September 2011