Winners of the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards announced
The crème de la crème of the fashion industry attended the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards last night, hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway City. Often referred to as the Irish Fashion Oscars, the 42 shortlisted designers took to the catwalk producing a world class showcase of Irish design. The awards, now in their 7th year, recognises the creative talents of Irish fashion designers from emerging students to established Irish labels.
Accessory Designer of the Year Kinsale Leather, Dee Mangan, Kinsale, Jewellery Designer of the Year is Emma Bourke from Westport Mayo, Dubliner Carla Johnson aka "MONA SWIMS" who won the the Fashion Designer of the year and the Overall Innovation Award . Student Designer of the Year to Colin Burke from NCAD, Millinery Designer of the Year Elaine Keogh from Offaly. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure.