Unwrap: New fashion festival for Limerick unveiled at LSAD

Jess Casey

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Aoife Hill modelling a piece from Eva Kimpwene from the Fashion Design Course, Limerick School of Art and Design Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Aoife Hill modelling a piece from Eva Kimpwene from the Fashion Design Course, Limerick School of Art and Design Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

AN EXCITING new fashion festival celebrating the creativity and innovation of Limerick School of Art and Design students, while paying homage to Limerick’s fashion history and future, is set to take place next month.

Produced by LSAD and Limerick Institute of Technology, and supported by Limerick City and County Council, the Unwrap Fashion festival takes place from Wednesday, May 16 to Thursday, May 17. 

The inaugural festival will take place in a series of venues across Limerick city and feature collaborations with students, the Hunt Museum and the business community, as well as a fashion-focused ‘Creative City’ event at Workbench at Bank of Ireland.

LSAD graduate designs will be showcased in an exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, in partnership with EVA International. 

LSAD Dean and Director of Cultural Engagement Mike Fitzpatrick said: “LSAD is synonymous with fashion and the Unwrap festival is about connecting a design ethos and a creative energy to the entrepreneurial ambition that exists in Limerick city.

"It is also about marking a milestone in the careers of these young fashion designers as they transition from students at LSAD to working in a competitive, creative and exciting industry,” he said.

All Unwrap events are free to the public who will be catered for in a first come first served basis, LSAD said.