Last week, in between the wind and the rain – come on, it’s June for goodness sake – I had the pleasure of attending the NCAD annual graduate fashion show at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin (a stange venue for it, but lovely hotel nonetheless). The who’s who of fashion in Dublin were treated to champagne cocktails and canapés, seated in the Grafton Lounge of the five star hotel to see what amazing creations the designers of tomorrow are producing.
Brown Thomas were on hand to award the ‘Designer to Watch’. The coveted award went to Daniel Roden, with his silhouettes, material and execution catching the eye of the judges, and deservedly so. His use of feathers – in particular on an over-sized coat, and a midi skirt with bandeau bra-top – was amazing, and all done by hand. His piece was titled Green; an exploration of tonality and texture.
One lady who I feel deserves an honorable mention for her talents is Alice Langton. Her use of woven reeds to create everything from jackets to shoes was a masterpiece.
Rather than write too much, I will let the pictures do the talking.
Take note, this is what the future of fashion holds and what we may be wearing in 2016. However, I’m not sure the reed jacket will stand this Irish weather too well.
Image source: Mark Stedman, Photocall Ireland