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Unwrap Unveiled

Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT reveals details of exciting new fashion festival for Limerick City.

Festival will include the end of year work of LSAD award winning students, a fashion business forum & other fashion events throughout Limerick City.

The Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT will unveil the award winning work of its Fashion Design Graduates as part of the inaugural Unwrap Fashion Festival this May.

Unfolding in a series of stages across multi-venues in Limerick city, Unwrap fashion festival will celebrate the ideas, creativity and innovation of LSAD students, while paying homage to the college and city’s fashion history and exploring the future of fashion as a business.

The two day festival, which will take 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 & County Council.

Unwrap will present LSAD’s Fashion Design BA Honours Degree Course 2018 Graduate collection in an exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, in partnership with EVA International.

The exhibition launch will also include the screening of the 2018 graduate fashion collection video, styled by one of Ireland's leading fashion stylists Kieran Kilgallon, and shot by film maker Albert Hooi.

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A unique collaboration between students from the BA in Fashion and Textiles for Product & Costume, and Digital Arts students from Clonmel Campus, will feature in a second multimedia fashion showcase.

Unwrap will also host the inaugural Business Fashion Forum which will bring together some of the most influential voices on fashion including Sinead Burke (Minnie Mélange) and Aileen Carville (SKMMP).

The Unwrap festival is also looking to the future of fashion and 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.

In conjunction with the festival, Bank of Ireland will host a Fashion focused Creative City Event at Workbench.

Mike Fitzpatrick, Dean, Limerick School of Art & Design and Director Cultural Engagement 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. Unwrap is sponsored by Limerick City and County Council, Brown Thomas and the Absolute Hotel. ​​​

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