Limerick designers make a dress for Jennifer Lopez

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

TWO eye-catching creations by student fashion designers at Limerick School of Art and Design have been named among the finalists in the Gillette Venus Dress of Your Dreams Competition.

TWO eye-catching creations by student fashion designers at Limerick School of Art and Design have been named among the finalists in the Gillette Venus Dress of Your Dreams Competition.

Catherine Kelly and Mary Buggy have made it to the final four of the annual competition.

This year fashion design students were asked to create a show-stopping dress that Gillette Venus ambassador and Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez might wear.

The dream dress should show off the beauty of a woman’s legs and incorporate the colour scheme of one of the chosen Gilette razors, their brief outlined.

Ms Buggy, who is a native of Kilkenny, said she took her inspiration from designers such as Alexander McQueen and haute couture Dior while designing her dress.

“I entered the competition to experience designing to a brief for a big client such as Gillette Venus, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to improve my abilities within the design process,” said the Limerick based student.

Ms Kelly, from Ennis, said: “I enjoyed the process of interpreting the Gillette Venus Embrace razor into a dress design and using the vibrant colours of the packaging as my colour story.”

Gillette Venus has given all four finalists a bursary to create their dress from the sketches and swatches of material submitted.

The overall winner will be chosen by May 17 in Dublin.

The winner will not only have the opportunity to launch their fashion career, but will win a cash prize, appear on national television and have their dress modelled in a national photocall by a top model.