Unwrap fashion festival to unfold across Limerick city

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Unwrap: Fashion festival to unfold across Limerick City

A still from the LSAD graduate fashion collection video, styled by Kieran Kilgallon and shot by film maker Albert Hooi

THE AWARD winning work by Limerick School of Art and Design students is to go on display throughout Limerick City as the inaugural Unwrap fashion festival gets underway this week. 

In a change to its traditional end of year show, Unwrap, a new LSAD, LIT fashion festival, will go beyond the college walls with a series of showcases and forums while celebrating the ideas, creativity and innovation of LSAD students.

“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,” LSAD Dean Mike Fitzpatrick said. 

“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.” 

The festival will also host a Business Fashion Forum which will bring together some of the most influential voices on fashion including influencer Sinead Burke, who recently featured on the front page of Business of Fashion, and Aileen Carville. 

In a change to its traditional end of year show, fashion design graduates will unveil their award winning work in a special exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA), in partnership with EVA International. 

The exhibition will also include the screening of the 2018 graduate fashion collection video, styled by leading fashion stylists Kieran Kilgallon and shot by filmmaker Albert Hooi. 

The Unwrap festival will also look to the future of fashion and has partnered with the Hunt Museum to develop the Future Fashion workshops for post-primary students. 

Home to the Sybil Connolly collection, the Hunt Museum will display the pieces created during the workshops and inspired by the Connolly collection, throughout the fashion festival. 

The two day festival, which takes place from Wednesday May 16 to Thursday May 17, 2018, is devised and produced by Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT and supported by Limerick City and County Council. 

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

More information on Unwrap can be found at http://www.lit.ie/lsad/default.aspx.