NAOMI AJETUNMOBI CROWNED YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2017
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DUBLIN FASHION FESTIVAL CROWNED NAOMI AJETUNMOBI YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2017
On, Friday, 22nd September, 2017 the leading lights of Dublin’s fashion set joined DublinTown in The Round Room at The Mansion House to celebrate Dublin Fashion 2017: The Collective and crown the 2017 Young Designer of the Year.
DublinTown and the esteemed judging panel were proud to crown, NAOMI AJETUNMOBI, from Grafton Academy of Fashion and Design, as this year’s Young Designer of the Year.
Naomi’s amazing design was chosen from over 60 entrants from at home and abroad. This year’s judges were renowned fashion photographer, Barry McCall; TV3 Xpose series producer, Debbie O’Donnell; Irish Independent’s fashion editor, Bairbre Power; owner of The Design Centre, Ashling Kilduff; Brown Thomas personal shopping manager, Katie McGrath; Arnotts head of personal shopping at Arnotts, Clara Halpin and Evoke.ie editor, Sybil Mulcahy.
The 12 finalists were chosen during a special judging session in the Westbury Hotel before each finalist showcased their design in the spectacular catwalk show, Dublin Fashion: The Collective, that took place in the stunning surrounds of the Round Room in the Mansion house on September 22. After seeing each design in action, the judges were sent back stage to deliberate and crown their winner.
And much to the delight of the guests sitting in awe of the talent before them, MC Glenda Gilson announced Naomi as this year’s winner of the Young Designer of the Year award.
Along with the coveted title prize, Naomi will also get the invaluable opportunity to shoot a fashion portfolio with fashion photographer, Barry McCall.
Congratulations to all the finalists and to this year’s winner Naomi Ajetunmobi. Dublin Fashion looks forward to seeing how this great award helps her grow in her future fashion and design career!