In the Fold – Exhibition at Kildare Village

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In the Fold – an exhibtion that showcased eight up and coming Irish designers, which exhibited at International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week in March – has now launched at Kildare Village.

Kildare Village was the main sponsor for In the Fold, brought to you by Irish Design 2015 and curated by Gemma A. Williams, under the direction of Aisling Farinella – Fashion & Textiles Advisor for ID2015. The eight designers involved were; Rory Parnell Mooney, Michael Stewart, Caoimhe MacNeice, Naoise Farrell, Richard Malone, Jocelyn Murray Boyne, Oliver Duncan and Laura Kinsella.

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Guests at Kildare Village will have the unique opportunity to see the work of these innovative young designers and attend a series of fashion and design focused talks to take place at Kildare Village each week. The series of events hosted by Kate Coleman from Le Cool Dublin, will allow guests and design aficionados to meet with some of the designers and engage with them around each unique area of expertise.

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We attended the launch of this beautifully curated exhibtion in Kildare and had the pleasure of hearing four of the designers speak about their journey during In the Fold and London Fashion Week, life after college, and what Ireland can do for up and coming designers to progress their careers – within Ireland – and make the world outside college a little less daunting.

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One to watch: Designer Richard Moore spoke articlately and with passion about being true to yourself as a designer, the waste that luxury fashion houses produce, and how he believes the Irish fashion industry can improve and nurture new talent. At twenty two, this kid is seriously going places.

If you are taking a visit to Kildare Village pop in, its really worth a look. You can also engage with these talented designers in exclusive events at Kildare Village throughout May:

Thursday 21 May: ‘Sustainability of Fashion’ with Richard Malone

Saturday 23 May: ‘The Craft of Weaving’ with Oliver Duncan Doherty

All events are complimentary but booking is essential as spaces are limited!
To reserve your place:
email RSVP@KildareVillage.com
telephone (045) 534 945

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London Fashion Week 2015

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Fashion Week season is coming to a close in Paris, ending weeks of major fashion highs – the Chanel French Brasserie show at the Grand Palais, Zoolander’s cameo at Valentino, J.Crew’s ‘sequins are the new black’ moment in NYC, and fresh talent that we have come to expect from London Fashion Week. Here is a look at my trip to London for the International Fashion Showcase, at LFW. A stunning, innovative, and otherworldly exhibition.

Eight up and coming Irish designers were invited to show their work at an exhibition entitled Into the Fold at the prestigious British Fashion Council, International Fashion Showcase. This event was supported by Irish Design 2015 and Kildare Village, and was the first time that Ireland has showcased at the event.

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The exhibition, curated by Gemma A. Williams, selected designers Caoimhe MacNaoise, Richard Malone, Jocelyn Murray Boyne, Michael Stewart, Naoise Farrell, Rory Parnell Mooney, Oliver Duncan and Laura Kinsella to show their work during the four day exhibition, along with one hundred and thirty designers from thirty countries.

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And other countries…………….

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And a trip to London would not be complete without a taste of the quirky street-style. I must say, I did enjoy all the young people lurking around Somerset House in the hope of getting photographed with their – probably high-street – version of LFW. From the cooky to the insane, London had it all. And why not?!

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Image source: WEAR It/dublin, Anthony Woods, ID2015

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