Young Designer of the Year Awards 2023
Young Designer of the Year Awards 2023

At Project Fashion, we create after school workshops and classes for aspiring young designers all over Ireland. Each year we host our annual fashion show, the Young Designer of the Year Awards, to showcase our students amazing creations and fundraise for a charity.

In 2023 we raised €20,000 for BUMBLEance with the support of our talented and dedicated students.

Young Designer of the Year Awards 2024 will be supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland. This years event will be inspired by our Sidewalk to Catwalk collection. Our new collection embraces styles from 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including Hippy, Greasers, Mod, Glamour and Punk.

This is an exciting opportunity for our students to show off their custom piece they’ve created in class during the year.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland help families with sick children, supporting them with accommodation, care and support, for as long as they are undergoing treatment in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin.

Sidewalk to Catwalk collection

Ronald McDonald

Young Designer of the Year Awards 2023 Gallery
Highlights of 2023

Our Amazing Judges Chose 9 Winners

The Awards
The Awards

Nine lucky winners!

The Judges
The Judges

Niamh Gillespie (founder of Tidings), Eimear Hallahan (lifestyle influencer), Sinead Kelly (lecturer at Portobello Institute)

Our Contestants
Our Contestants

On stage

Winners of The Young Designer of The Year Awards 2023

Advanced Winners
Winners - Advanced

1st: Julie Kacperska, 2nd: Erin Hopkins, 3rd: Beth Brady

Intermediate Winners
Winners - Intermediate

1st: Hannah Barry, 2nd: Winnie Keegan, 3rd: Pippa Ball

Beginner Winners
Winners - Beginners

1st: Jane Capatina, 2nd: Adrianna Michalik, 3rd: Eva Ben

2023 Was a Very Successful Year, We Raised €20,000

Our Judges & Host

Sinead Kelly, Niamh Gillespie, Glenda Gilson (host), Eimear Hallahan

We raised €20,000

For BUMBLEance Charity

Our Tutors
Our staff

Tutors and head office staff

Project Fashion

Co. Founders Paul & Paula

Our Performers put on a spectacular show

House of Swag
House of Swag

From their Swords Studio

Niamh Noade
Niamh Noade

Singer, harpist and songwriter

Eva Norton

Singer, songwriter from Dublin

Young Designer of the Year Awards 2023 Gallery

Awards photos 2023
Young Designer of the Year Awards 2023 Gallery

Photos by Dougie Farrelly at Silver Screen Film & Photo

Event Partners

City North Hotel Conferencing Centre

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.

Proudly Sponsored by our Event Partner

Louis Copeland & Sons

Louis Copeland and Sons are proud to be celebrating 90 years in business.

At Louis Copeland & Sons, their made-to-measure service entails collaborating closely with their clients to create customized garments that are tailored precisely to their unique body measurements. Whether you’re a groom seeking the perfect suit for your wedding day, or you desire a flawlessly fitting shirt for a special event, their expert team will help you create a truly unique garment from high-quality fabrics.

Have a browse through their instagram page:

Proudly Sponsored by our Event Partner:

Shanley Interiors

Shanley Interiors  offer a full design service, from concept to completion. They manufacture all of their own furniture in-house. They also manufacture curtains, roman blinds and their own scatter collection. A one stop shop for all interiors, over 16.000 sq. ft. – with everything you need under one roof. Have a look at some of their transformations on their instagram page:

Event Sponsors

Performance Acts

Highlights of 2022
2022 Winners
Fashion Show winners 2022