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Kinsale's Julia is in the running for a national design award

March 21st, 2016 2:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

Julia Rainey will show her creation in Smock Alley

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A CORK designer is in the semi-final of the DIT student design competition in Smock Alley Dublin this week.

 Julia Rainey from Kinsale, a Grafton Academy fashion student has designed under the theme of ‘My Metropolis – Story of a City’.

The Cork designer will show her creation in Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin on March 22nd, in the hope of making it through to the final of the student design competition at the DIT Fashion Show in Vicar Street in April. The DIT show has €2,000 worth of prizemoney up for grabs.

The DIT show is also one of the top events in Ireland’s fashion calendar, attracting an audience of 1,000 people.  Judges include TV presenter Brendan Courtney, Irish designer  Umit Kutluk, stylish  Maria Fusco, and fashion editor  Bairbre Power.

The DIT Fashion Society, which organizes this annual show, is one of 80 societies in DIT which have over 6,000 student members. The societies place heavy emphasis on the management of, and participation in, productions and campaigns such as the DIT Fashion Show with a view to the practical education of the students involved. The DIT Fashion Show will be held on 19th April 2016in Dublin’s Vicar Street, with proceeds going to this year’s chosen charity Jack and Jill Foundation.

See www.ditfashionshow.ie or DITFashionShow on Facebook for more.

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