I've finally finished my exams, which menas I can now resume my regular life and no longer feel guilty if I'm more than five feet away from an economics book. I haven't even read the financial times in days. My last exam was on Wednesday, that freed my right up to enjoy the graduate exhibitions in IADT and NCAD. The buzz over in Dun Laoghaire was great, bbq, live band, booze and great design, a very good combo indeed. However a not so good combination of a trip to the dentist on Thursday morning followed by too much booze, a trip to the doctor for travel injections the next day and an evening in work left me feeling very queasy on Friday night. Probably best that I missed the opening of the NCAD exhibit, this way I had more time to mess with the clothes. There were three designers in particular that caught my eye, Demelza Buckley's pieces were perhaps my favouritist, the fabric was amazing, the pieces were wonderfully soft yet structured and there were lots of ruffles, they make me very happy.
I hope I picked up the right card and I'm right in saying that the next few pictures are of Joanne Power's work. Her jackets are fantastic, the tux jacket, oh how much do I want that jacket.I though it was inappropriate for me to try it on but I'm sure the fact that I probably couldn't move my arms because of the wonderful shoulder detail would be more than made up for by the slouchy pockets and generally great tailoring.