Fashion over function for student finalists in the battle for style gong
IT was fashion over function in Dublin yesterday as the stunning designs for this year's Vodafone DIT Fashion show were unveiled.
Onlookers at the Fruit Market on Mary's Lane were treated to a spectacle as the college revealed its top 10 entries for its annual extravaganza.
The chosen creations by students from design courses around the country will contend for this year's title at the final in Vicar Street on April 14.
The winning design will be chosen by a panel of fashion experts including designer Umit Kutluk and presenter Brendan Courtney.
Taking inspiration from the theme of 'Cultural Fusion', this year's creations included a fresh look on old Irish traditional clothing.
Proving there's method in madness, Griffith College's Sarah Murphy decided to mix science and crochet.
"My entry aims to challenge people's pre-conceptions about traditional Irish crochet and knitwear," she said. "The patterns for the dress and skirt both come from nuclear equations, the atomic numbers of the chemicals within the reactions were directly converted into rows and stitches to form the patterns and shapes."
Tickets for the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show are priced at €20 (€15 for students).