DIT Alfa Romeo Fashion Show - View the designs

Mona Atkinson


Mona Atkinson is from Balla, Co. Mayo (NCAD) whose outfit is modelled by Rachel Kenny who is from Craughwell, Galway and studies Event Management in DIT. Mona's design is an attempt to convey the essence of Sid and Nancy's romance and the essence of the punk movement. She used a vibrant shade of cerise pink to represent the bold, unapologetic nature of punk and utilised leather and chunky metal zips to give everything a hard edge.

Yvette Byrne


Yvette Byrne is from Ardattin, Co. Carlow (Griffith College) whose outfit is modelled by Isabella Castillo who is from Knocklyon, Dublin 16 and is studying International hospitality management in DIT. Yvette's design is inspired by the Duchess of Devonshire and made using modern versions of 18th century style fabrics, both Brocade, French hand beaded lace and satin suede. Yvette says, "The look is beautiful to the eye but the beauty of the outfit is a disguise to the restraints for the wearer. The corset-like high waist represents the restraint of fashion at the time, while the many panels describe her complicated dramatic life."

Anne Carey


Anne Carey from Salthill, Co. Galway (NCAD) whose design is based on roses - a classic symbol of love - and modelled by Rachel Keane who is from Shankill, Co. Dublinand studies Bioscience in DIT. The dress is made of red silk fabrics which, according to Anne, reflect the delicate, remarkable nature of love while the hand sewn roses replicate the source and echo the beauty of romance.

Aoife Conroy


Aoife Conroy is from Breaffy, Co. Mayo (NCAD) whose outfit is modelled by Vita Shevnyuk who is from Drumcondra, Dublin and is studying tourism management in DIT. Aoife was inspired by the Lady Gaga music video 'Bad Romance'. She created a dress using power net mesh, crinoline, Cather, binding and shuttlecocks. Aoife wanted a design that mirrored the music video and contrasted the feminine silhouette with sharp, structured details, but had a quirky twist due to the fabrics used.

Stephanie Kenny


Stephanie Kenny is from Athlone, Co. Westmeath (LSAD) whose outfit is modelled by Candy Inoma who is from South Circular Road, Dublin 8 and is studying interior design and furniture in DIT. Stephanie's look took inspiration from the passionate love story of King Henry the 8th and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Stephanie used the physical appearance of Anne Boleyn as a thread throughout the undergarment. Her long black hair, jewelled black eyes and long neck are all elements emphasised within this look. Inspired by the volumous silhouette of the 16th century, she has created a modern and contemporary look.

Umit Kutluk


Umit Kutluk from Glenealy, Co. Wicklow (Grafton Academy) whose design is inspired by Oscar Wilde's poem "We are made one with what we touch and see" and modelled by Anna Flynn from Clontarf, Dublin 3 who studies tourism marketing at DIT. Umit says "I have used red beading to evoke the image of connecting blood veins to the heart and the fabric is natural silk chiffon, so this connects with nature which is a string theme in the poem."

Jenny Massey


Jenny Massey is from Greystones, Co. Wicklow (Grafton Academy) whose outfit is modelled by Jennifer Murray who is from Knocklyon, Dublin 16 and is studying international business and Italian in DIT. Jenny's dress has a bandage style wrapping with parts of the panels breaking out into wing-like features to represent their freedom. She included volumes of folded fabric to give a hidden feeling and padlocks to keep the bursting hidden realm locked away.

Amy McAlinden


Amy McAlinden is from Blackrock, Co. Dublin (Grafton Academy) whose design "For the birds" is modelled by Jessica Pritzel from Stillorgan, Co. Dublin who is studying drama and music performance in DIT. Her outfit is heavily embellished and the jacket has been embroidered with elastic to create a feathered effect, then hand beaded to achieve the exciting and detailed finish and the dress underneath has also been embellished by hand. "The silhouette of the dress imitates that of a bird, my chosen theme" according to Amy.

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