Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vodafone DIT Young Designer Fashion Show 2015 - Finals Review

This week, I attended the absolutely AMAZING final show of this year's Young Designer DIT fashion design competition, in Vicar Street. The atmosphere was electric, the show was immense and the clothes were to die for. It was possibly the best college fashion show I've ever attended; the choreography and styling were flawless - I'm completely in awe of DIT's fashion society for putting on such a successful show.

Rob Kenny and I were on the lookout all night for the best dressed guy and gal; each winner would walk away with a new HTC One M9* handset courtesy of Vodafone Ireland, so everybody was dressed to the nines! My favourite looks are below, including the winners, Ciara and Eric. 

The overall design winner of the night was Griffith College's Lamis Goumaa with her tailored menswear look, 'Fauna'. It was great to see a menswear designer win for the first time ever and no doubt the prize will help launch her career. It was truly an honour to attend all of the shows and be in the company of such successful and creative Irish talent, it really stood out how much brilliance our tiny little island can produce.

Monday, April 13, 2015

OOTD feat. River Island & Michael Kors

CLICK TO SHOP: Fringed jacket* - Missguided | Chiffon cami top* - Urban Outfitters | Bra* - H&M | 'Molly' jeans* - River Island | Michael Kors watch* - Joshua James Jewellery | Studded sandals* - River Island | Sunglasses* - Marc Jacobs

Photography - Sean Mc Namee


Friday, April 10, 2015

Vodafone DIT Young Designer 2015 - Behind The Scenes & Model Street Style

I popped along to the rehearsals of the upcoming DIT Young Designer of the Year fashion show final this week, it was really exciting meeting the fashion society team at DIT - who were all running around planning everything and seeing the models practising their walks - Tyra would be proud! 

Myself and Rob Kenny were asked by Vodafone to pick out some of our favourite outfits at the rehearsals. It was tough whittling it down but I absolutely adore the looks I photographed, featured here; student style can be tough on a budget but I loved hearing where everyone picked up their pieces and what bargains they've found in the sales and online. We'll be choosing two winning outfits at the fashion show final next week, where two people will win a brand-new HTC One M9* phone so it was great practise spotting the best looks.

The Vodafone DIT Fashion Show final is next week on Tuesday April 14th in Vicar Street. Tickets are at €20 (or €15 for students) and you can buy them online here. Net proceeds of the show will go to the wonderful Jack & Jill Children's Foundation

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

OOTD feat. River Island & Poprageous

CLICK TO SHOP: Leather jacket - Vintage (similar here) | White crop top* - River Island | Blue velvet bell bottoms* - Poprageous | 'Vault' hat - UNIF @ Urban Outfitters | Head chain* - River Island | Bracelet pack* - River Island | Sandals (just seen)* - River Island

Photography - Sean Mc Namee


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OOTD feat. Dr Denim & American Apparel

CLICK TO SHOP: 'Juno' suede jacket* - Dr Denim | Jersey t-shirt romper* - American Apparel | 'Vault' hat* - UNIF @ Urban Outfitters | Bull charm necklace - ASOS | Belt - Vintage (similar here) | Boots* - Pretty Little Thing (similar here) | Woven arrow scarf* - Urban Outfitters

Photography - Sarah Hanrahan


Monday, March 30, 2015

Vodafone DIT Young Designer Fashion Show 2015 - Semi-Finals Review

Last week I was invited by Vodafone to check out their ever-so famous DIT Young Designer Fashion Show semi-finals in the beautiful Smock Alley theatre. 22 Irish designers displayed their immensely unique creations under the title 'Cultural Fusion'. Students came from all over Ireland to showcase their talents; from my very own NCAD in Dublin, to Griffith College, LSAD and more. It was truly exciting to witness the incredibly high standard of emerging talent coming from our shores. 

I was lucky enough to test out the new HTC One M9* handset for the night to snap photos off and as you can see from the below, they turned out pretty snazzy! It's usually really difficult to take decent shots of models during catwalk shows so I was genuinely surprised at how clear they came out and how quick it was to snap, edit and post to Twitter after each look. 
My personal favourite designs from the night were Colton Mc Guirk's 'Parisian Pillars' (pictured above, left) - it reminded me of Victorian mourning dress, which instantly drew me in, naturally. I also adored Magdalena Galica's sportswear-inspired look 'Move.. Back To The Roots' (pictured below, centre) and Emma Gannon's 'Ground Zero American History Past And Present' (pictured below, left). It was so interesting to see everyone's take on 'Cultural Fusion' and the mix of different inspirations from all over the globe.
The semi-finalists were whittled down to a final 10 by the uber-fab judges on the night; Brendan Courtney, Bairbre Power, Jules Fallon, Umit Kutluk, Maria Fusco and Lou Conlon. It'll be exciting to see who wins next month, although each designer is a star in their own right. 

The Vodafone DIT Fashion Show final will be held on April 14th in Vicar Street. Tickets are priced at €20 (or €15 for students) and you can buy them online here. Net proceeds of the show will go to the wonderful Jack & Jill Children's Foundation. I'd highly recommend anyone interested in fashion, blogging or design in general to try and attend as it's an amazing experience to see Irish budding designers' creations in the flesh. See you there!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

OOTD feat. Young London & Paul's Boutique

CLICK TO SHOP: Denim jacket* - BooHoo | Sweater* - Young London | Shorts - Urban Outfitters | 'Slingin' boots - Jeffrey Campbell | 'Crude' glasses* - Cheap Monday @ Specsavers Ireland | 'Lauren' bag* - Paul's Boutique | Hoop earrings* - H&M

Photography - Sarah Hanrahan


Monday, March 23, 2015

OOTD feat. Urban Outfitters & Daniel Footwear

CLICK TO SHOP: Mesh crop top - Monki | 'Salem' bra* - UNIF @ Urban Outfitters | Belt - Vintage | Trousers* - Cooperative @ Urban Outfitters | Fishnet socks* - Stone Fox | 'Piccadilly trainers* - Daniel Footwear | Earrings* - Urban Outfitters | Sunglasses - Quay (similar here)

Photography - Sarah Hanrahan