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LSAD Fashion Graduate awarded prestigious Fashion Bursary

We extend our congratulations to LSAD Fashion Graduate, Michael Stewart on becoming the first recipient of the Kildare Village Fashion Bursary. The bursary which is worth €15,000, will be used to support Michael during his time at the Royal College of Art in London, where he is currently studying for a Masters in Womenswear and is due to graduate in 2017. His winning a place on the world renowned programme identifies him as one of Ireland’s most promising fashion talents to emerge on the international stage. A selection of his work is currently on display at Kildare Village.

A 2013 graduate of LIT’s Limerick School of Art & Design, Michael’s aesthetic is influenced by a strong sense of his Irish cultural heritage. His design focuses on craft- based process with a strong artistic interdisciplinary approach. Michael has already received many awards and commendations for his work, and was chosen to exhibit as part of Ireland’s entry into The International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week 2015, a pivotal platform for emerging designers, proudly supported by Kildare Village.

Michael is the inaugural recipient of the Kildare Village Fashion Bursary, which will support him at the RCA. This visionary initiative was founded to help a new generation of Irish designers achieve their potential internationally. The bursary forms a key strand of From the Isle, the exciting and ambitious new project at Kildare Village that weaves together diverse threads of Irish talent across fashion, craft, food and art. We wish him continued success in his studies and promising, future career. ​


Michael  Stewart  with  LSAD  Fashion  Course  Leader  Anne  Melinn  at  the  Kildare  Village  Fashion  Bursary  Launch.JPG

Picture: Michael Stewart with LSAD Fashion Course Leader Anne Melinn at the Kildare Village Fashion Bursary Launch

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