Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show

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The aisles of St Anne’s Cathedral turned into a catwalk recently to celebrate the future faces of fashion.

The Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show, which took place on Thursday May 31 at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast featured designs across a range of disciplines including knit, print, embroidery and weave, with inspiration taken from nature, the military and ghosts. 

Ulster University alumni also presented their design collections. They included Fintan Mulholland and Mary Callan, Silver Apples Childrenswear, Chloe Dougan, and Ulster University resident designers, Francesca Keaveney and Aoise Herron.

Alison Gault, Senior Lecturer at Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art said: “Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art is a creative hub helping to cultivate and develop the next generation of art and design talent. Our Graduate Fashion Show is regarded as one of leading graduate shows nationally and allows the fashion and textile industry to view the work of our future faces of fashion. The graduate fashion show also demonstrates the innovation, creativity and energy of our students and highlights the significant contribution that Ulster University makes to design both at home and abroad.”

Hannah Ibrahim a final year fashion design student at Ulster University commented: “The graduate fashion show is the culmination of years of hard work and this was a great opportunity to showcase my design skills and creativity to industry representatives. The class of 2018 are all individual designers with unique style and vision and with the skills learned through the Textile Art, Design and Fashion programme at Ulster University, we all exhibited fresh new ideas for the contemporary fashion industry.”

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