Winner Design at the Young Designer of the Year 2015
On Wednesday evening the iconic Dublin Landmark of Bank of Ireland’s headquarters at College Green was transformed into a style haven as hundreds of the city’s best dressed turned out to watch a showcase of young Irish fashion talent.
With the showcase of Irish Young Designer of the Year and the Canon Young Fashion Photographer of the Year. Guests at Wednesday’s event were treated to a design extravaganza as the crème de la crème of Ireland’s young designers showcased their vision for fashion and competed for the coveted title of Young Designer of the Year. Hosted by two of Ireland’s leading designers, commentators and stylists, Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney of Lennon Courtney, Dublin Fashion Festival and the esteemed judging panel were proud to crown Katie Donohoe from Griffith College as the winner of this year’s coveted title.
Guests in attendance included this year’s judging panel consisting of Irish Independent’s Lesley Ann Horgan esteemed photographer Barry McCall; TV3 Xpose producer, Debbie O’ Donnell; Aisling Kilduff, Owner of the Design Centre; Deirdre Devaney, Ladies Fashion Director, Arnotts and Caroline Hanratty, Head of Personal and Private Shopping, Brown Thomas.
Other guests soaking up the atmosphere on the night included top bloggers Anouska Proetta Brandon and Lauren Bejaoui, singer and model Michelle McGrath, stylists Irene O’Brien and Brian Conway, milliner Martha Lynn and more. Guests were treated to delicious cocktails courtesy of 37 Dawson Street whilst DJ Steven Cooper spun the decks until late.
Also announced on the night was the Canon Young Photographer of the Year Competition winner. A new element to the festival this year, the Canon Young Fashion Photographer of the Year competition searched for the hottest newcomer in fashion photographer in Ireland today and unveiled Lisa Griffin as the winner last night. Lisa will receive €500 worth of Canon products and a money can’t buy experience at London Fashion Weekend this September. She will be flown to London courtesy of Canon Ireland where they will have the chance to photograph a fashion show featuring some of the best known labels and models in the fashion industry.