Monday, 17 November 2014

Una Burke interview for OFFSET at L.S.A.D.

Course Director for Fashion design at L.S.A.D Anne Melinn interviews Designer Una Burke.

Una is a graduate of the womenswear programme at L.S.A.D who completed her MA on the Fashion Artifact course in the London college of fashion.


        Una's luxury leather work has earned her multiple national and international awards


                                                Anne Melinn Interviews  Una Burke

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

'Stitches in Time' - Opening - Collins Barracks

Some  images  from  the  opening  at  Collins  Barracks. 
Work  will  be  on  display  until  Tuesday  28th  October. The  work  will  then  go  on  show  in  the  Captains  Room  at  the  Hunt  Museum, Limerick  on  Wednesday  29th  October  until  Wednesday  12th  November.

Some  of  the  2nd  year  students  who  exhibited  pieces

 Students  with  Niamh  Lunny - Head  of  Costume  Design at  the  Abbey  Theatre  who  officially  opened  the  exhibition.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Stitches in Time - Press Coverage

The  Irish  Times  Magazine
 Irish  Independant

Limerick  Post

Limerick  Chronicile

Sunday  Business  Post

Irish  Independant


Monday, 15 September 2014

'Stitches in Time' - Press Release


You are invited to the launch of
‘Stitches in Time: Fashion inspired by the Soldiers & Chiefs Exhibition’
at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin at 2pm on Saturday 20th September 2014
opened by  LSAD  Graduate  Niamh  Lunny, Head  of  Costume  Design  at the  Abbey  Theatre.

Dress designs inspired by gas-masks, 18th century soldier’s helmets, rifles and a WWI parachute are among a dozen truly amazing garments on display at the National Museum at Collins Barracks.   

The 12 garments, inspired by the Museum’s award-winning exhibition, ‘Soldiers & Chiefs’, were designed and made by a group of creative second year students of the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design at Limerick School of Art & Design  L.I.T.

 Students researched and designed from the following themes;
·        The Wild Geese – those Irish soldiers who fought in foreign armies, such as the French, Spanish and Austrian armies from the 16th to 19th centuries
·        World Wars I and II
·        The Irish Defence Force

Michelle Molloy, Fashion Design Lecturer at Limerick School of Art & Design said:
“The Fashion Department at Limerick School of Art and Design are delighted with this partnership with the National Museum.  Our students had the opportunity to research and document the Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition first-hand, forming a valuable understanding of the importance of primary research within their work. This hands-on approach has greatly enhanced their understanding of historical uniform and artefacts which is evident in the standard of finish and detail in the final garments.”        

The Museum is delighted to be involved in this partnership, according to Helen Beaumont, Education & Outreach Officer at Collins Barracks - “This project is an excellent example of the National Museum working in partnership with a third level educational institution and also of fulfilling our remit as a source of inspiration for young designers and artists.”

The exhibition is on display at Collins Barracks until 26th October 2014.

For more information about this project contact:
Helen Beaumont Education & Outreach Officer, National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History  087 237 3192
Michelle Molloy Fashion Design Lecturer at Limerick School of Art & Design 

Dress inspired by  everyday  objects  a  soldier  uses  by   Derbhaile NicGiolla  Comhaill.

                Dress inspired by WWI parachutes and soldiers’ webbing by Kate Spillane.

 Dress inspired by 18th century soldier’s helmet by Megan Harley Peters.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Irish Arts Review - Regeneration - Featuring 2014 Graduate Eadaion Ni Drisceoil

Limerick’s fashion forte as represented by Eadaoin Ni Drisceoil expresses purposeful creativity,' 
Eadaoin  is  featured  among  the  best  2014  Graduates  in  the  country. She  is currently  working  for Paris  based designer  Sharon  Wachob  as  part  of  the   IFIL  Bursary which  she  was  awarded  in  May at  the LSAD  Graduate  Fashion  Show.

Eadaoin Ni Drisceoil 
Limerick School of Art and Design

Eadaoin Ni Drisceoil is the recipient of the inaugural Irish Fashion Incubation Limerick Bursary. This is not a student placement but a real job for a capable fashion designer. She will be based in Paris working alongside the highly accomplished international designer Sharon Wauchob who hails from Co Tyrone.
Ni Drisceoil  studied fashion design at Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), an institution listed in the top fifty fashion colleges in the world. Winning the IFIL prize here, in competition with twenty-six other graduating designers with international work experience, testifies to her distinction.
Ni Drisceoil exhudes an aura of quiet confidence. Her understanding of the fashion business is already mature. And her appreciation that creativity must have a purpose is crucial in the context of fashion and its fiercely competitive marketplace. Acutely aware of the scope of the business; she is keen to learn more about photography, styling, production and technology. This holistic approach is central to developing a career as a Creative Director at her own label or for one of the leading international brands.
Somewhat unusually for a recent graduate, references to consumers and to the ability of a designer to respond to the needs of the market ‘season’ her conversation.
In selecting the IFIL bursary winner, Sharon Wauchob was consciously looking for someone with the ability to bring a fresh and alternative point of view to the classical influences that often pervade the world’s fashion capitol. Paris offers an exciting opportunity for Eadaoin Ni Drisceoil. I expect she will make her mark.
Eddie Shanahan is Chairperson of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Graduates Featured in CARA Magazine

LSAD  Fashion  Graduates  Tim  Ryan, Danielle  Romerill, and  Sorcha  O'Raghallaigh  feature  in  an  article  on  Irish  designers  making  waves in  the  International  world  of  fashion.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

'Stitches in Time'

‘Stitches in Time’ is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Art and History and Limerick School of Art and Design – Limerick Institute of Technology (LSAD-LIT). On display are 12 garments designed and made by second year students of the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design at LSAD-LIT, inspired by uniforms and other artefacts on display in the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition at Collins Barracks.

The  work  is  currently  on  display  until  the  end  of  October. It  will then  be  exhibited  in  the  Hunt  Museum,  Limerick  in  November  as  part  of  Design  Week  and  Limerick  City  of  Culture.

Official  Opening – Saturday  20th  September  2pm
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
Collins Barracks
Dublin 7

2014 Persil Fashion Awards

Best  of  luck  to  2014  Graduate  Nicole  Jackson  who  is  a  finalist  in  the  2014  Persil  Fashion  Awards. The  winner  will  be  announced  on  XPOSE  on  TV3  on  September  24.

Sunday  Independant - LIFE - 3rd  August

Limerick  Post

LSAD Graduate Laura Kinsella interviewed in Image Magazine

Bespoke  Milliner  Laura  Kinsella  talks  about  her  inspiration  and  process.

Designer Joanne Hynes Interview - Irish Tatler

LSAD  and  Central  St. Martins  Graduate  Joanne  Hynes  celebrates  the  launch  of  her  26th  Collection.  

Fashion Graduates Emma McKay and Rebecca Marsden feature in Brown Thomas CREATE

Rebecca  Marsden!/RebeccaMarsdenDesign

 2014  Graduate  Emma  McKay

Monday, 25 August 2014

2014 Graduate Caroline Martin Finalist in Dublin Fashion Festival Young Designer of the Year

Caroline  has  been  selected  alongside  11  other  designers who  are getting the opportunity to publicly exhibit their creations in the Powerscourt Centre in the run up to the festival, combined with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in spectacular catwalk show outside Bank of Ireland on College Green on Thursday 4th September,

Along with the coveted title prize, the package includes a fashion portfolio shoot with Barry McCall and cutting edge gadgets from Microsoft Mobile devices including the Lumia 1020 with 41mp camera and Carl Zeiss lens.

Caroline  Martin - LSAD  Graduate  Collection  2014