DIT Fashion Show is Go!
15th March 2010
The DIT Alfa Romeo Fashion Show, now in its seventh year running, takes place Wednesday 24th March in Dublin’s Vicar Street. The show, which has a “Rock Revolution” theme, is run entirely by DIT students with the support of the DIT Societies Office. All proceeds raised this year will go to the DIT Foundation, in particular to the Student Assistance Fund, which helps students who are in financial difficulty to complete their studies. Tickets for the DIT Alfa Romeo Fashion Show cost 20 euro for students and 25 euro for non students and are available from DIT Student Union shop and from www.Tickets.ie.
The DIT Fashion show is delighted to announce Alfa Romeo as are new title sponsor. According to Rachel Lenny and Sarah Houlihan, co-directors for the show, “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome a designer brand like Alfa Romeo onboard. The whole process of finding the right sponsor has been a valuable learning curve for our business & marketing team and it was a real case of putting the theory into practice and it worked! We’re very keen to support the DIT Foundation - our chosen charity this year – who will use the money raised to help our fellow students who may have fallen on tough financial times. We can certainly promise a top line up of fashion, music, dance, drama and fun that will rock the house in Vicar Street and the rehearsals are well underway.”
A big element of the show is the National Student Design Award which will be presented to one of the eight short listed student designers whose designs under the Rock Revolution theme will be judged on the night. Of this year’s finalists, five of the designs come from students from the Grafton Academy while three come from NCAD. All the designs will be modelled by student models from DIT. The Panel of Judges who will choose the winning design are: Corina Gaffney, Garret Pitcher, Jean Melia, Maria Fusco and Eilish Boyle. This year’s winning student designer will receive €2,000 plus a specially commissioned trophy and there will also be big prizes awarded to the best male and best female model.
Over 80 students from DIT are involved in the running of the show in areas like event management, public relations, modelling and stage design. Indeed the stage on the night has been designed by DIT students Eliza Mc Laughlin who is in her final year of Media Arts, and Interior Design student Suzie Mc Adam, assisted by Catapult Design.
Find out more about the style, set and sound of the DIT Alfa Romeo Fashion Show 2010 -