Wednesday, 4 June 2014

NCAD Graduate Fashion Show 2014

Last weekend, my friend Daniel and I went to the NCAD annual graduate fashion show in Christchurch. 
I was covering the show for, of course, Vintage Venom, but also Style Eyes, another site I collaborate with, you can check out the corresponding article on the Style Eyes website here.
| Here's Daniel & I just after the show, excuse my goofy smile I was literally so delighted even though your'e supposed to pretend to be pouty at these things apparently|
So I was able to get some amazing photo's from my seat, luckily we managed to get a front row spot at the end of the catwalk. All of the graduate designer's collections were incredibly cutting-edge and each fashion student had something unique to present. 

                                Tish Carroll

       Project Title: Mother Says

Statement: Children's proportions and posture have been the main driving force for the creation of a collection which contrasts structural tailored elements with voluminous lightweight fabrics.

                                  Rachel Duke

                                    Project Title: Untitled

 Statement: In addresssing the excessive work and physical labour in our cultural memory, my design is process driven and 'overworked'. Throughcombining experimental construction with reworked hand craft techniques a collection of strong, weighted silhouettes is created.

                                Naoise Farrell

 Project Title: Basted Estate

Statement: This collection is a response t the overt consumerism of the celtic tiger years, and to the liberal nature of contemporary dance. arments reference classic menswear, with working illustrations printed on the exterior, exposing the veracity of the process.

                                  Lily Spain

 Project Title: New Tradition

Statement: My collection is based on the contrast between a world that has become obsessed with plastics and synthetics in it's quest for perfection and the earthy, raw traditional elements that are being left behind as a result.

                                                  Hannah Choy O'Byrne

 Project Title: Cabinet of Curiosities.

Statement: A glance into the world of a collector and their relationship with their cllection.

Blending reality with obsession through fabric manipulation and dramatic shapes.

                             Gwen Cunningham

 Project Title: Van Alles is Weer Waardeloos
Statement: Documenting the Story of a garment from inception to demise, from designer to wearer.

Mapping the lived in space between the retail rail and bedroom floor.

Clean, crisp, steril. Crumpled, stained, over-loved.
Intent vs. trace.
Order vs. chaos.
Everything is worthless again.


                                 Elaine Cawley

Project Title: Autoscopy

Autoscopy- seeing one's own body from an elevated and distanced visuo-spatial perspective.

Inspired by the work of photographer Francesca Woodman, this collection is an exploration of self representation against the external environment through clothing. Woodman chooses herself as the subject in her portraits, sometimes manipulating her body physically or perceptivley as a statement of taking control of herself as subject and not object.

Ciara Lennon

Project Title: Untitled

Statement: Exploring urban environments to inspire a casual, fresh menswear collection using contrasting fabrics for Spring/Summer.

Caoimhe Mac Neice


Project Title: Wrap


Exploring the concept of a misleading online persona, a person reduced to pixels or squares on a scren. Garments are reduced to these pixels or squares, which are warped and distorted by the body.

Audrey Kennealy


Project Title: Reverie

Statement: Body forms distorting prints and knit to create illusions through movement of the wearer. A colour story inspired by personal imagery of Dublin's architecture.

                                   Anna Gyo

 Project Title: Lackaghmore

Statement: "Lackaghmore" my home in Donegal is the inspiration for my collection. The visual contrast between masculine and feminine will be explored through silhouette and fabrication. My collection embodies the strength, dynamics and power of a family of women and their sense of place.

Andrew Bell

Project Title:
Wrap. Clench. Clutch. Consume.


The collection observes both the real and intangible relationship between the Woman and her handbag. Garments draw the physical link between the bag, the body and the body language of the wearer. Silhouettes are all-consuming in their portrayal of the overpowering relationship between the fashion accessory and the self.

Amie Egan

Project Title: Gut Instinct

Statement: Necessity serves as motivation for creativity. How we produce and live in our clothes is determined by our surroundings.
My collection is a response to our drastically changing worrld and climate.

                            Alice Doherty

 Project Titile: Allusive Contrasts

Statement: Contrasts make for dramatic statements. Creating narrative by contrasting light and dark, striking structures, flowing prints and elaborate textures.

Aimee Chan

Project Title:  Kastom Dresing Blong Yumi.

Statement: The issue of cultural appropriation versus cultural misappropriation comes to the fore: what constitutes as acceptable in today's society when we observe the globalisation of indigenous culture in contempory fashion? A study of the appropriator and the appropriated is conducted as social politics, multiculturalism and cultural identity are explored.

That's all my snaps from the show, except for a few I took a the beginning when the 3rd years were showcasing, but I might make a seperate post about them as this one is already so long.
The entire show was amazing and enjoy browsing the photos of each collection.

My Outfit:
Hat - H&M
Choker - Topshop
Top - ASOS
Jacket - New Look
Mesh Skirt - Primark
Boots - New Look
Backpack - Vintage

Thank you guys so much for reading! Post again soon.

All photos are mine and are the sole ownership of me, Sarah Magliocco, and my blog and it's affiliations. Do not use these photos without owners express permission, unless you are the subject of said photo (aka. model or designer) 

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