11 April 2014

DIT Fashion Show 2014

DIT Fashion Show is an annual event, now in its eleventh year, organised by 70 students from DIT. One of the most rewarding elements for the organising students is the charitable aspect of the show. The DIT Fashion Society is one of 80 societies in DIT involving 6,000 student members. The societies place heavy emphasis on the management of and participation in productions and campaigns such as the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show, with a view to the practical education of the students involved.
Every year this spectacular event attracts attention of numerous fashionists.
Of course I couldn't miss it myself!

This year's event took a place in Vicar Street venue and was hosted by 
Brendan Courtney and Suzanne Jackson.

The designers competition was the main subject of the event however it's worth mentioning that also popular brands such as: Oasis, Urban Outfitters, Vero Moda, Diesel, Tamp, United Colours of Benetton, Pennys, took part and presented hot trends of SS2014 for men and women. The Fashion Show was fantastic. From lingerie, through casual clothes, to evening gowns and artistic outfits. All collections were amazing. Colourful, bright, floral, young and fresh mix of textures and styles. The lingerie show definitely caught the audience's attention, not only because of the beautiful models, but also a humoristic way in which the students presented it. Here are a few pics from the show: 

Coming back to the designers competition.The theme of this year’s Vodafone DIT Fashion Show was “Enchanted Forest: Hidden Nature". 
The top three designs were chosen from an impressive shortlist of nine designs from around the country. The judging panel consisted of Ireland's top stylist Maria Fusco, broadcaster Brendan Courtney, fashion editor at the Irish Independent and Weekend Magazine Bairbre Power, Arnotts marketing manager Lou Conlon who started the first show with fellow DIT students, Jules Fallon director of 1st options model management and previous winner of the student design element of the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show Umit Kutluk. The net proceeds from the show will be presented to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation which provides a nationwide home nursing care model for children from birth to 4 years old with severe disabilities as a result of brain damage, as well as end of life care at home for children for whatever short time they have.
First place went to: Patricia Carroll

Patricia's design was inspired by weeping willow trees. According to the young designer “The natural manner of this particular tree is quite fascinating, as it has an extreme elegance, yet sombre appearance, which is depicted from the curtains of drooping branches which sweep the ground. I set out to translate these fascinating aspects into an outfit.” Patricia picked up a cash prize of €2,500 for her winning design which and modelled by DIT marketing student Leah Sheridan.

Second place (design first from the left on the pic below) went to Griffith College student Roisin Lawrence from Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow whose design was modelled by DIT visual and critical studies student Miriam Hunt. Roisin says that her interpretation of ”Enchanted Forest” which was the show theme was of “monsters lurking in the dark, damp forest, taking their tangled and matted hair, their wrinkled and slimy skin and transforming them into beautiful unusual fabrics, with the exaggerated silhouettes of the unnatural beings themselves.”

Third place( design on the right on the pic below) went to University of Ulster student Claire Mc Elduff from Omagh, Co. Tyrone, whose design is modelled by DIT finance student Rita Zhang from Walkinstown, Dublin.  Claire says she was inspired by the nature around her home in Omagh for her design entitled “My Enchanted Forest”.

I went to the event with my friend Andrew 

And I've chosen to wear skirt of my own design :)


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