Showing posts from 2013

Catherine Kelly wins Oasis Design Your Future Award

Oasis, the contemporary, high street fashion brand in conjunction with Ireland AM, announced Limerick School of Art & Design graduate, Catherine Kelly as the winner of the ‘Oasis Design Your Future’ competition live on TV3 this week.

After a 4 week series on TV3’s Ireland AM, which started out as 10 contestants being put through rigorous fashion design tasks; this morning saw the final three contestants battle it out live on air for the coveted design prize in front of Clive Reeves Design Director of Oasis, Ian Galvin Chairman of Aurora Fashions Ireland and Irish designer of the moment Emma Manley!
Catherine will experience a once in a lifetime, in-house training at Oasis’ Head Office in fashionable Shoreditch, East London, shadowing the talented Oasis Design Director. She will work alongside the design team at Oasis’ Head Office in London for a year, and furthermore will now have the incredible opportunity to design her very own capsule collection for Oasis, retailing in Oasis s…

Alison McEvoy visits China with the National Tailoring Academy

Good luck to Alison McEvoy who is off   to Wuhan in China to represent Ireland an international student fashion competition. The very talented Alison will be on our postgrad Diploma course starting in January and although she'll be going as a student registered with the National Tailoring Academy in 2014 we can't take any credit for the wonderful collection she'll be showing which is her 2013 graduate LIT Limerick School of Art & Design degree collection based on the Kray twins.

Danielle Romerill featured on Stylebubble


Student work to feature on Nationwide

2nd  year  students  are  once  again  showing  their  work  at  the  Hunt  Museum, this  time  as  part  of  Limerick  Fashion  Festival. The  exhibition  featuring  the  work  of  Sybill  Connolly  together  with  the  students  designs  will  be  featured  on  Nationwide  on  Monday  the  4th  November  at  7pm.

International Fashion Students Awards

SOME of the leading young fashion designers from all over Europe will showcase their work at the Limerick International Fashion and Design festival.

LSAD  students  Meadbh  Lawless, Ciara  O'Toole, Orla  Doyle, Leanne  Ryan  and  Maisie- Kate  Keane  are  among  the  competitors  who  will  be  in  with a  chance  to  win   €10,000, plus an internship with THEIA fashion house in New York, headed by judge Don O’Neill.”

According to the Holman Lee Agency, which is organising the events from Tuesday, October 29 to Saturday, November 2, the highlight of the week will be the International Fashion Students Awards. This will take place at the Franciscan Church, Henry Street, on Thursday, October 31.
Agency chief Celia Holman Lee said the response from all the participating colleges has been “fantastic”.
“We have 19 colleges from Ireland, UK and Europe coming to Limerick to participate in the student awards on October 31. The response has been absolutely fantastic and it just goes to show…

2nd Year Success in Kenmare Lace Competition

 Congratulations  to  2nd  Year  student  Sarah  Fanning  who  was  Runner-up  in  the  recent  Kenmare  Lace  competition.

2013 Graduate Alison McEvoy Featured in Talenthouse


Oasis Design Your Future Competition

Congratulations  to  LSAD  students, past  and  present  who  were  selected  for  the Oasis  Design  Your  Future  Competition  currently  showing  on  TV3's  Ireland  AM. 6  out  of  the  10   finalists  comprise  of  present  and  past  students  from  Limerick.

Michael Stewart Graduate Collection at CREATE in Brown Thomas Dublin


Graduate Rebecca Marsden features in Craft Master on RTE

Rebecca  Marsden  was  chosen  to  feature  in  the  latest  edition  of  Craft Master  on  RTE  where  designers  compete  for  a  coveted  stand  at  Showcase  which  takes  place  in  the  RDS  in  January.

Colin Horgan at Dublin Fashion Festival

4th  Year  Fashion  student  Colin  Horgan  shows  his  Spring / Summer  2014  collection  at  Dublin  Fashion  Festival. His  work  has  been  featured  in  ''.

Michael Stewart graduate collection features in


Irish Designers Create

Recent Limerick Art & Design School graduates Michael Stewart and Svitlana Andriyets will join CREATE in a special pop up from 9th September – 28th September.

2012 graduate Rebecca Marsden,  returns to Irish Designers Create for a second year following the success of her installation in 2012.

MUUSE x VOGUE Talents Young Vision Award

Well  done  to  LSAD  graduate  Lorraine  Dimond, and  4th  year  student  Colin  Horgan  who  participated  in  the  MUUSE x VOGUE Talents Young Vision Award  and  reached  the  semi-final stages.

Click  on  the  links  to  see  more  of  their  work.!vogue2013/417-lorraine-dimond!vogue2013/404-colin-horgan

Persil Awards - Sunday Independant Feature

LSAD  Persil  Award  finalists  were  featured  the  Sunday  Independant  last  weekend. A  beautiful  shoot  featuring  the  work  of  2013  graduates  Sarah  Ryan, Michael  Stewart, Jessica  Kavanagh  and  Ciara  Kilbride.
The  prize   consists  of  10,000 euro and  the  winning  ensemble  will  go  into  production  to  be sold  in  selected  Dunnes  Stores  outlets  nationwide.
The  winner   will  be  announced  on  June  19th  on  Expose.
Best  of  luck  to  our  4  finalists.

 Sarah  Ryan  Jessica  Kavanagh
Michael  Stewart
Ciara  Kilbride


LSAD's  first  outing  at  Graduate  Fashion  Week   was  a  great  success. We  got  lots  of  positive  feedback  regarding  the  high  quality  of  work  on  display  and  the  originality  of   ideas, particularily  in  relation  to  manipulation  of  fabric  and  texture. Execution  of  drawing  and  illustration  was  also  commented  on, and  the  display  of  sketchbooks  was  a  real  hit! We  suceeded  in  placing  LSAD  on  the  radar  for  prospective  students. It  was  also  great  to  see  some  of  our  past  students  who  are  now  working  in  London  who  took  time  to  pay  us  a  visit  at  GFW.

There  was  lots  to  see  and  do  with  catwalk  shows  every  2  hours  and  guest  speakers  such  as  Susie  Bubble  from  - check  out  her  write-up  on  GFW- , designer  Henry  Holland  from  House  of  Holland,  talks  by  legendary  fashion  journalists  Colin  McDowell  and  Hillary  Alexander, portfolio  and  C.V  workshops…

LSAD Graduate Show 2013 - ODYSSEY.


Preview  for  students, staff  and  invited  guests -  Thursday  30th  May - 10.30-4.30
Official  opening  Saturday  1st  June - continuing  until  8th  June

4th  Year  Fashion  will  be  exhibiting  sketchbooks, portfolios  and  collections.
Here's  a  sneak  preview................