DIT Student in semi final of DIT Fashion Show National Student design competition

Final preparations underway for DIT Fashion Show 2012

5th March 2012: Final preparations are underway for one of the biggest and most exciting events on the DIT calendar, the DIT Fashion Show, which takes place in Vicar Street on Wednesday, 21st March, 2012.

With the final preparations for the big night being tended to, the semi finalists for the DIT National Student Design competition 2012 have now been announced.  One of the DIT fashion show director’s Brian Conway said "This year's theme The end of the world'-Dawn of a new era is the basis of the brief for this year’s National student design Competition. The response from students around the country has been phenomenal and the standards of the designs are superb. 14 students from four different colleges have now been selected to go through to the semi final."

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This year’s Semi Finalists are;

  • Emma Ray, DIT, Malahide, Dublin
  • Victoria Grzymek, NCAD, Thomas St, Dublin
  • Aishling Connell, NCAD, Knocklyon, Dublin
  • Hannah Furlong, NCAD, Carlow
  • Lisa Wynne, NCAD, Killiney, Co. Dublin
  • Michael Power, NCAD, Gorey, Co. Wexford
  • Aine Geaghegan, Griffith College, Ballymore Estate, Co. Kildare
  • Alexandra Olenka Moore, Griffith College,
  • Joye Sillery, Grafton Academy, Crumlin, Dublin
  • Jennifer Massey, Grafton Academy, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
  • Elaine McGovern, Grafton Academy, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
  • Ailbhe Devlin, Grafton Academy, Foxrock, Co. Dublin
  • Tanya Byrne, Grafton Academy, Saggart, Co. Dublin
  • Sinead Woods, Grafton Academy, Glenegeary, Co. Dublin

The semi finalists will now battle it out on the catwalk in the Banquet Hall, Smock Alley, Temple Bar on the 7th of March to see who gets through to the main event. This years Judges include Brendan Courtney, Maria Fusco, Bairbre Power, Angela Scanlon and last year's winner Umut Kutluk.

DIT is particularly delighted that one of our own students has made it through to the semi final stage.  Emma Ray is from Malahide and is studying Fine Art in DIT.

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Emma Ray, DIT

Describing her design Emma Ray said “The dress I designed is based on the visual imagery the Catholic Church presents as the Apocalypse in the "Book of Revelations". One particular character in the depiction that stood out to me visually was the "Whore of Babylon" or the female antichrist: " ...And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones.. and I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints". The description is quite dark but at the same time regal and I think the richness of colour and potential this imagery had really appealed to me. The dress I’ve designed has an elaborated jeweled and beaded collar, with a ruff and the dress itself is long A-line dress with a train, made from red satin, with a trim screen printed in gold acrylic.”

If you would like to attend the semi final please register at http://ditstudentdesignsemifinal.eventbrite.com/

Details will feature on our website. www.ditfashionshow.ie

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