Annual Waterford VTOS Graduate Fashion Show 2020

April 9, 2020

It was a night to remember! Waterford VTOS held its annual Graduate Fashion Show in the beautiful and historic setting of the Gateway Centre, Patrick Street on Tuesday evening, 10 March 2020.

The Fashion Show showcased the QQI Level 5 Fashion Design and Sewing Skill’s students’ work completed over a two year period. The event is organised by the students as part of their Work Experience requirement. The setting, music and lights provided a fitting backdrop as the models strutted and paraded the bespoke design creations of this talented group of students.

One of Evita Osipova’s designs from her collection inspired by contemporary ballet and its freedom of movement, at the Waterford VTOS Student Graduate Fashion Show ‘Stitch, Please!’. photo: Aileen Drohan

One of Trish Murphy’s designs from her Draft Punk collection, inspired by the music, energy and artistry of Daft Punk, pictured during the Waterford VTOS Student Graduate Fashion Show ‘Stitch, Please!’. photo: Aileen Drohan

Every piece in this collection was created individually by each student and was inspired by the diversity of cultures and backgrounds. The students draw their inspiration from a wide variety of sources including art, nature, music and dance. The collections captured the colour and vibrancy of Gambia and Mexico to the architectural aesthetic of Japan; the funk/ rock/pop rhythms of Prince to the music and energy of Daft Punk to finally exploring the fragility and strength of dance and nature.

During the two year duration of the course, the students had the opportunity to learn many skills in Embroidery; Design; Combined Materials; Pattern Drafting and Garment Construction which has helped the students to develop their own specific style and identity. Style and finish which was worthy of any catwalk.

Niamh Norbury sporting a design by Trish Murphy from her Draft Punk collection, inspired by the music, energy and artistry of Daft Punk, at Waterford VTOS Student Graduate Fashion Show ‘Stitch, Please!’. photo: Aileen Drohan

One of Awa Janneh’s designs from her collection inspired by the flowers, colours, headpieces and glamorous fashions of Gambia, showcased at the Waterford VTOS Student Graduate Fashion Show ‘Stitch, Please!’. photo: Aileen Drohan

 

Waterford VTOS is celebrating its 25th year in providing high quality, and accredited education programmes and training programmes including: QQI Level 5 Awards in Art Craft & Design; Interior Design; Information Technology and Business Administration. Courses are available to adults aged 21 years over and in receipt of an eligible social protection payment. Graduates of Waterford VTOS courses have successfully progressed to third level education and employment or have even started their own businesses with the assistance of the Waterford Enterprise Office.

If you are interested in finding out about our courses, please contact Fintan Byrne or Helena Finlay at 051 852803 or email at vtos@adulteducationcentre.ie for  more information see www.adulteducationcentre.ie and Waterford VTOS Facebook.

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