A vibrant celebration of Irish fashion and design at Showcase 2023

JUST under 400 designers, crafters and makers were at the RDS in Dublin Ireland for two inspiring and innovative days (22-24 January) in a vibrant celebration of Irish fashion and design.

DCCI chief executive Rosemary Steen (left) and Mary Palmer, Chair of Showcase Ireland on the opening day of the trade show at the RDS Dublin Ireland

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Leo Clancy on opening day of Showcase Ireland

LEO Head of Enterprise Galway Ireland Breda Fox on opening day of the Showcase trade show

This year’s theme showcased the ‘The Dancehall’, a contemporary presentation featuring a blend of models in Irish fashion designs inspired by the Irish dancehall culture of the 19th Century.

A scene from ‘The Dancehall’, a joyful celebration of fashion, design, music and dance

Meet the Maker: Eileen Denham of The Home Moment

Meet the Maker: Jackie Sweeney of the Kildare Candle Barn.

Highlights at Showcase 2023 featured the annual awards ceremony, the launch of this Talks Stage opened by Irish Minister of State Neale Richmond with industry talks and panel discussions, a curated selection of Irish-made designs in The Edit and the launch of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) Academy.

Meet the Maker: Lorraine Corcoran of Nyrah Beauty

The Edit, a curated collection of Irish fashion and design

Meet the Maker: Orla Hickey of Urban Fabric

Meet the Maker: the award-winning Eoin Shanley of Coperfish Lighting Company (right)

See highlights from the opening day of Showcase 2023 on Pynck.com at https://pynck.com/2023/01/showcase-ireland-3.html. supported by Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise Offices, find out more about DCCI at http://www.dcci.ie, Enterprise Ireland at http://www.enterprise-ireland.com and LEO at http://www.localenterprise.ie.

 

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Image credits: Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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