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Young Designer of the Year

Think you have the skill to be deemed the next Young Designer of the Year?

Young designers from across Ireland will have to chance to showcase their vision for fashion, and compete for the title of Young Designer of the Year in one of Ireland’s largest fashion events. This year’s applications have now closed with more than 40 applications.

Last year’s winner, Claire Lynam, is preparing to pass on her Young Designer of the Year title after a very successful year. Following her graduation from NCAD, Claire is now a design assistant at River Island in London. Claire’s interesting and dynamic designs won her the title last year, against many other young and talented entrants and now the search is on for the next big thing in fashion.

Searching for the most creative and innovative designs that can own the runway, the Dublin Fashion Festival Young Designer of the Year judging panel consists of Ireland’s leading fashion commentators, icons, designers and buyers.

The judges will choose a shortlist of 12 to take part in a spectacular outdoor fashion show on the grounds of the Bank of Ireland on College Green, Dublin on the evening of Thursday 4th of September. The designer’s pieces will be showcased in front of an invited audience of key fashion influencers including fashion media, fashion buyers and established designers. Applicants must be available during the Dublin Fashion Festival, which runs from Thursday, 4th September to Sunday, 7th September, 2014.