At Project Fashion, we create after school workshops and classes for aspiring young designers all over Ireland. Each year we host the Annual Young Designer of the Year Awards Fashion Show as a fundraising event for a charity.

This year with the support of our talented and dedicated students we will be fundraising for Make a Wish Ireland, with the hopes that our support can offer a child who needs it the chance to fulfill a dream.

Funds raised from this fundraiser will help grant magical wishes to children living with life-threatening illnesses across Ireland. Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding and relies overwhelmingly on the kindness of the Irish public to continue granting wishes.




The Project Fashion team are pleased to invite you to this year’s Young Designer of the Year Awards, 2022. This event is organised by Project Fashion in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation Ireland. We are delighted to be supporting such a worthy and essential cause. We would like to also thank all our truly amazing students for pushing hard in their fundraising efforts and their parents for supporting them and helping us raise as much as possible for Make a Wish!

This year’s young designers are certainly in for a treat as we will also welcome 4 amazing guest judges to include Orla Morris-Toolen (Production Coordinator and Presenter for Junk Kouture 2022), Helen Steele (Fashion Designer) and more will be revealed in the coming weeks..

The Fashion show will allow us to find 3 more Young Designer winners who will be awarded our Young Designer of the Year title across our 3 separate categories of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. We look forward to seeing our Project Fashion students taking part this year again and showcasing their creations.

DATE: 30th October 2022

VENUE: City North Hotel and Conference Centre


Tickets will include a glass of Prosecco Cocktail for our guests on arrival and we look forward to welcoming you all for another fantastic afternoon showcasing our talented students.

€40 per adult guest (seated)

Tickets will be on sale from all Project Fashion venues on release.  Payments to be received as cash only and must be in the exact amount of purchase requirement.

This Years Judges

Órla Morris Toolen

Junk Kouture

Órla Morris Toolen is a 22 year old presenter and content creator starting out as RTÉ junior’s celebrity interviewer for eight years. Over the past 12 months Órla has created 2 documentaries, broadcasting on RTÉ, showcasing the talent and creativity young people have to offer. Now working with Junk Kouture – the world’s largest youth sustainability competition for young people, Órla maintains a real passion for creating innovative platforms for youth through a sustainable medium and is delighted to be involved and support such an incredible cause!’

Helen Steele

Helen Steele is an Irish fashion designer who is well known for her use of vibrant colours and patterns, she is also an established Irish artist. Some of her clients include Diane von Fürstenberg, actor Donald Sutherland and supermodel Helen Christensen. You can find some of Helen’s exuberant creations in your local Dunnes Stores. Helen is excited to see the next generation of fashion designers at this year’s Awards.

Emer O’Neill

Emer O’Neill is a mother of two, Kyan 8 and Sunny Rae 2. She was born and raised in Ireland and is Irish/Nigerian and a Bray Co. Wicklow native.
Emer is also a model, RTÉ Home School Hub presenter and Children’s Book Author. She is a huge advocate for promoting positive body image and is also an anti-racism activist.
Her book called “The Same but Different” is a tale about a little girl overcoming her self doubt and journey to embrace her differences and uniqueness.

Katie O’Connor

Miss Dublin

Katie O’Connor is 19 years old from Dublin, working as a makeup artist in a salon and is also a model and a ballroom and Latin dancer in ‘Xquisite Dance’.
Katie is an Irish champion in dance and she has travelled the world, been invited and danced in multiple world championships to represent her country.
Katie is also a volunteer support for ‘Straight Ahead Ireland’ which works with helping scoliosis patients like herself.

Event Partners

Proudly Sponsored by our Venue Partner:

City North Hotel and Conference Centre

CityNorth Hotel is an award winning 4-star hotel, conveniently located 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, on the M1 motorway within the historic Boyne Valley region of Ireland’s Ancient East. CityNorth Hotel is the perfect base for business or lesiure breaks, and offers spacious dining areas, complimentary parking and large bedrooms for group and family bookings.

City North Hotel Conferencing Centre

Proudly Sponsored by our Event Partner:

Wow Balloons

Wow Balloons, provides the best quality balloon decor, for both the private and corporate sectors.

Proudly Sponsored by our Event Partner:

Flynn Park

Set on over 75 acres of land in Fingal, North County Dublin. FlynnPark Adventures now has extensive activity options for the whole family to enjoy together.

Event Sponsors

Performance Acts

House of Swag

House of Swag are an Irish dance school who promote positive mental health through performing arts. House of Swag have appeared on Britains got Talent, The Late Late Toy Show and have even supported Justin Bieber.

Leah Barniville

Leah Barniville is a classical crossover singer who reached the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent Series 11 in 2017. She is from County Meath and was only 14 at the time of her audition. Leah received a standing ovation from all four judges, including Simon Cowell, and there were over 50million views of her audition on Youtube.