After kicking off #LCF19 graduate season with the School of Media and Communication exhibition, it's now time for our next show. Graduates from School of Design and Technology have come together to prepare the biggest show we've ever had, with catwalks, exhibitions and workshops to showcase their final collections. In the lead up to this event, we've been catching up with the students to hear more about their projects and what they're most excited about starting their professional careers in the fashion industry.
They will showcase their creations at Here East on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July 2019. You can see the show via our live stream on the website and keep an eye on our Instagram and Twitter feeds for updates.
A preview of the LCF19 BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Menswear collections below…
Hannah Ennis - @hannahennis_menswear
‘Golden Boys’ explores my Dublin heritage and looks into the cultural setting for menswear in Ireland today, focussing on Dublin street style and putting an extravagant twist to it, also exploring the importance of sportswear and how Irish men tend to dress today.
Credits - Photography: Anthea Spivey; Art Direction: Tigris Li; MUA: Aislin Quinn; Model: Charles Margiela
Sustainability is largely present in this collection. I've focussed on local production in Ireland and the UK and integrated second hand materials and locally produced materials. The fashion industry has a lot of room for reform — now is the right time to break into the industry with new ideas and new approaches to reinvent the true craft and identity that clothing should be about.
Credits - Photography: Anthea Spivey; Art Direction: Tigris Li; MUA: Aislin Quinn; Model: Daire Ferguson
Savvas Alexander - @savvasa_
‘As The Lotus Blooms’ is inspired by themes of surreal biological reconfiguration. What makes this project unique is the technical and three-dimensional approach I took to create the silhouettes. I also worked on using fabric developments such as thermochromic jersey, and researched different ways of finishing garments.
As a designer, I'm excited to become a part of how material science is developing and contributing to various sectors of the fashion industry.