The DIT Fashion Show was started in 2003 by four enthusiastic second year students as a way to get out of lectures! From its beginnings in the Excise Bar, the show has grown from strength to strength and taken up permanent residency in Dublin's Vicar Street.

Attended by 1,000 students each year it is consistently a sell-out event and in 2005 it was even voted Best Event by a college nationwide at the annual BICS awards. It’s in conjunction with charity Teenline so for a worthy cause I reckon.

With almost 50 hot guys and girls (all students) taking to the catwalk this evening the event promises to be better than ever. Fashion partner Dundrum have provided many of the clothes from stores including House of Fraser, Gant, BT2, French Connection, Zara, Oasis and countless others. 

Chica, Lara, Fran & Jane and Louis Copeland are just some of the well known city centre boutiques to take part, while the vintage and Irish-made section comes courtesy of The Loft, Harlequin and Epoch.

The national Student Design Awards competition attracts designers from colleges around the country. I’ll have a full rundown of the finalists and overall winner tomorrow but from what I saw at the initial judging last week the standard is fantastic. The final call will be made by the judges; Weekend Magazines Bairbre Power, Kate Nolan of Re-Dress and owner of Indigo & Cloth, Garett Pitcher . I’ve been mentoring the stylists for the show who have been doing an amazing job! Looking forward to it already…

DIT Fashion Show