Here at the Galway Designer’s Network, we would like you all to get to know our designers a little better. This is the final installment in a series of blog posts relating to the designers who will be taking part in the upcoming A/W’17 Showcase in Tribeton on September 9th. Keep an eye out on the blog and on our social media channels over the next week and get to know our designers before the Big Day.
Who are you & what kind of designer are you?
I am Ailish Green, I make men’s ties and accessories, fully committed to sustainability in fashion and design.
What sparked your interest with fashion & accessories?
It is an area where men can put their own identity and flair on.
Are you self taught or did you study fashion design?
I have a B A in Art and Design Textiles.
What made you take your talent more seriously and want make a career out of it?
The demand from friends and acquaintances!
What is your aesthetic?
High quality produce and unique design.
What are you fascinated by at the moment and how does it feed into your work?
Inspiration is constant and always changing!
What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your company?
The power of self belief.
What questions do you ask yourself before you begin any design project?
Do I believe in what I am doing?
How do you stay organized when trying to design and create while balancing family or other work related responsibilities?
I assign time correctly to achieve a healthy balance.
What advice would you give to young designers?
Try to get experience in the business end of fashion.
Ailish will be taking part in the GDN A/W Showcase on September 9th in Tribeton. There will be 3 individual showcases throughout the day:
Jewellery Design at 2pm
Millinery at 4pm
Clothing Design at 6pm.
Tickets for individual shows are priced at €15, or grab yourself a bundle ticket for €35 and spend the day in Tribeton, where you can enjoy 20% off all food all day or shop the Pop Up Market featuring all of the designers collections. Your ticket will entitle you to a glass of prosecco, a goodie bag specific to the show and a front row seat. If you want to get your hands on a ticket, go online via eventbrite.ie or head directly to Tribeton. There will also be a limited amount of standing tickets available for each show, but you must register your interest via eventbrite.ie prior to September 9th.
The Galway Designers Network is a group of talented designers looking to create exciting clothing and accessories to ensure you can support your local fashion industry and keep up to date with the latest fashion looks and we are looking to make our own mark in the fashion retail sector. Our current project the Galway Designers Studio House has been established by Ann Petrov of Cozy Handmade Designs and Gayle Poppers of Kizmet Clothing but they need your help to make their dream a reality. Follow the Galway Designers Studio House Facebook Page to read all about the project and how you can take part.
The Galway Designers Network are always looking for new and exciting designers or anyone who feels they would love to be involved. Get in touch by commenting below, via Facebook @galwaydesignersnetwork, via Instagram @galway_designersnetwork or email firstname.lastname@example.org.