2015 Fashion-Able Competition Overview

Fashion-Able Competition

 

Prizes!

This year we were very lucky to have two fabulous prizes from The National Tailoring Academy

The first prize, is a place on either their exclusive advance intensive tailoring course worth €395. (This is taught by a fourth, generation master tailor with a maximum of 10 people in the class) or, if the winner prefers, a place on their Easter Corsetry course worth €850 with a maximum of six people in the class, plus €200 spending money. All materials are supplied in both.

In addition to this the Kenmare Lace Festival is supplying is a bursary of €300 to the lucky winner, to which The National Tailoring Academy has generously added a further €200, bringing the bursary to 500.

Second prize , also from The National Tailoring Academy is one of their one day or half day courses (handstitched buttonhole masterclass/fitting and measuring workshop/ironwork workshop/tie-making workshop) value €150 to €200

The Kenmare Lace festival is supplying a bursary of €200 to go with the second prize

The fashion and design aspect called Fashion-Able is a competition for textile/design is for students in our 3rd level Colleges. It was a student collaboration promotion of skill opportunity. This innovative aspect of the Festival highlighted the creativity and talent of ‘Designers of the Future’. A static exhibition displaying pieces created by design and textile students will open on the evening of Friday March 20th and be judged on Saturday March 21st.

The work of the prize winners were showcased at the fashion show on Saturday night in the company of well known designers.

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1st and 2nd prizewinners

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And the winners are;

1st. prize, Evelina Cecekova, Mallow College of Design and Tailoring

 

2nd prize, Aimé Ann Maria O’Shea

 

2nd prize, Aimé Ann Maria O'Shea

 

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Prizes!

This year we were very lucky to have two fabulous prizes from The National Tailoring Academy

The first prize, is a place on either their exclusive advance intensive tailoring course worth €395. (This is taught by a fourth, generation master tailor with a maximum of 10 people in the class) or, if the winner prefers, a place on their Easter Corsetry course worth €850 with a maximum of six people in the class, plus €200 spending money. All materials are supplied in both.

In addition to this the Kenmare Lace Festival is supplying is a bursary of €300 to the lucky winner, to which The National Tailoring Academy has generously added a further €200, bringing the bursary to 500.

Second prize , also from The National Tailoring Academy is one of their one day or half day courses (handstitched buttonhole masterclass/fitting and measuring workshop/ironwork workshop/tie-making workshop) value €150 to €200

The Kenmare Lace festival is supplying a bursary of €200 to go with the second prize

(Prize winners will be responsible for their accommodation and sustenance for the duration of the courses)

 

In addition to the exhibition, there were informative and inspirational speakers from the art and design world.

This festival attracted hundreds of people. We had a comprehensive marketing programme including a professional PR, advertising and social media campaign. As a result of Last year’s Festival, Nora Finnegan Lacemaking expert and Chairperson of the Kenmare Lace festival was featured on the Air Lingus in flight Cara Magazine for the month of August thus raising the profile of the festival. This magazine has a readership of 1.8 million, 250,000 of these are from Ireland, the remaining being an international audience primarily covering Europe and America.

The Kenmare Lace Festival was featured on the American television network NBC. The footage taken of an interview with Nora Finnegan, was shown on three separate programmes across the NBC network.

This year’s Kenmare Biennial Lace Festival to be bigger and better than last year, culminating in the filming of the Irish Television company TG4 at the festival. The result can be seen on the following link.

http://www.tg4.tv/play.php?pid=4162709188001&title=D%C3%BAiche&series=D%C3%BAiche