Caoimhe Mc Neice, former student of Our Lady’s Bower, graduate of NCAD and finalist in the 2014 Persil Young Designer Competition will showcase her winning collection in Athlone for the first time at the Burgess Fashion showcase this October 8th.
Her ‘Warp’ collection explores the concept of a misleading online persona, how an identity can be reduced to pixels or squares on a screen. Garments to simple geometric shapes reflecting pixels, and allowed the body to warp and transform them from 2D to 3D.
The collection is composed of neutral colours – off-white, beige and silver – to maintain focus on the structure of the garments.
An off-white jersey is the base fabric in all the garments and is set off by contrasting textures – jersey and velvet, silk, coated cotton, taffeta and organdy, letting construction inform design, as opposed to design informing construction.
Pieces from her collection are currently on display in the designer Loft Market at Powercourt Townhouse, Dublin and were also featured in the July edition of IMAGE magazine.
The Burgess Fashion Showcase on October is in aid of Soroptimist Charities including Samaritans, St. Vincent de Paul and Midlands Simon Community to name a few.