A COLLECTION inspired by masks has taken the top prize at the prestigious LSAD Graduate Fashion Show which took place in Limerick city before an audience of over 500 on Thursday night.
Caroline Martin, a native of Raheny, Dublin won the prestigious Bord Gáis Networks Award for the best overall collection based on use of fabric and concept development at the annual Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) Graduate Fashion Show, hosted at the city’s historic Milk Market.
Edwina Nyhan, head of finance with Bord Gáis Networks presented the award to Ms Martin for her collection.
The prize includes a bursary of €2,500 to help kick-start Ms Martin’s fashion career and also includes a year’s mentoring programme with retail expert Eddie Shanahan.
In presenting the award, Ms Nyhan saluted “the innovative spirit at the heart of an inspired collection” and acknowledged the hard work undertaken by all the nominees to bring the evening to life.
Presented by LSAD and sponsored by Bord Gáis Networks, the evening’s awards showcased the work of 27 graduates from the acclaimed Limerick school.