Kildare Village to Host 'In the Fold' Showcasing the Work of Emerging Irish Design Talent

DUBLIN, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - From Wednesday 22 April, Kildare Village, in association with Irish Design 2015 (ID2015), will present 'In the Fold' - an exclusive exhibition showcasing the work of the most exciting and emerging young Irish fashion design talent.

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Kildare Village has partnered with ID2015 to present the installation, which explores how young Irish graduates use fashion as a creative response to their environment and reveals how cultural identity is formed and refined by what is around us. Complementing each other perfectly, the designers exhibit a consistent aesthetic and approach resulting in a beautifully curated output.

Curated by Gemma A Williams - a London-based Irish curator - and under the direction of Fashion & Textiles Advisor, Aisling Farinella, 'In The Fold' premiered at the International Fashion Showcase 2015 and launched at London Fashion Week earlier this year. This is the first time that the exhibition - which will showcase the work of designers Rory Parnell Mooney, Michael Stewart, Caoimhe Mac Naoise , Richard Malone, Jocelyn Murray Boyne, Oliver Duncan and Laura Kinsella - has been shown in Ireland.

Guests to Kildare Village will have the unique opportunity to peruse the work of these innovative young designers and attend a series of fashion and design focused events at Kildare Village throughout the month of May. The series of events - hosted by Kate Coleman from Le Cool Dublin - will allow guests and design aficionados to meet with some of the designers and engage with them around each unique area of expertise. Meet with milliner Laura Kinsella for a Millinery Workshop on Saturday 9 May,  join Wexford native and London-based designer Richard Malone on Thursday 14 May to discuss the 'Sustainability of Fashion', or learn the ropes from Donegal-based weaver Oliver Duncan Doherty at 'The Craft of Weaving' on Saturday 23 May. Dee Breen, Deputy PR and Communications Director -Kildare Village, stated, "Presenting 'In the Fold' at Kildare Village brings the partnership with ID2015 to life and showcases the passion which Kildare Village has for Irish design. Visitors from both Ireland and abroad will have the chance to visit the experiential installation and view the work of Ireland's most talented young designers".

With more than 60 luxury boutiques of Irish and international fashion and lifestyle brands - all offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price - a visit to Kildare Village should be on everyone's list of must-visit destinations in 2015. Kildare Village is open seven days a week from 10 am until 7 pm from Monday to Wednesday, from 10 am until 8 pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


About Kildare Village  

Kildare Village, one of the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages by Value Retail, is located less than an hour from Dublin and offers Ireland's leading luxury outlet shopping experience. With boutiques providing fashion and luxuries for the home, Kildare Village offers a unique selection of Irish and international brands with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, seven days a week and all year round. Anya Hindmarch, Lulu Guinness, Hackett, L'Occitane, Links of London and Furla are just a few of the international brands present, as well as the boutique of Ireland's leading international designer, Louise Kennedy. A selection of services at Kildare Village includes the Shopping Express®, a daily coach service to the Village; a Tourist Information Centre; a luxurious VIP Lounge; Hands-free Shopping and a children's play area. With a range of restaurants and cafés, the Village has become a destination for visitors seeking a superior shopping experience and an enjoyable day out. To find out more, please visit

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