Meet Our Team

Paul Alexander

After studying in Bristol University and receiving a BA in Fashion Design Paul worked as a freelance designer in the UK, creating one off pieces for high profile clients. After moving to Ireland, Paul set up his own brand, Paul Alexander, stocking in House of Fraser UK and Ireland and many high end retailers in both countries.

In 2010, Paul took part in TV3’s Style Wars where he reached the semi-finals.

In March 2014, Project Fashion was created. Paul wanted to pass his wealth of knowledge and experience to the younger generation due to the fact that there was nothing like this available to him when he was growing up.

Project Fashion is an amazing opportunity for young children and teenagers to learn an invaluable life skill and potentially inspire them for their future careers.

Paul’s goal: To create a launch pad to potential future Irish Fashion Designers!

Tracey Nolan

Tracey went to the Grafton Academy where she studied Fashion design. Here she studied Pattern Drafting, Garment Construction and Design. For her final collection Tracey choose bridal wear, which was chosen for a fashion show in Limerick college and shown on TV3.
From there she interned at Michael H and went on to work in several well known Fashion Companies. Tracey’s last position was with Avoca Hand weavers were she worked very closely with fashion designer Amanda Pratt for over 12 years. At present she does a bit of freelance Pattern making.

Inese Vizule

Inese is originally from Latvija and has lived in Ireland for the last 13 years. She has been a tutor with Project Fashion since 2016.

Since a young age she has loved arts, children and creating things. As a child Inese made clothes for her dolls, which encouraged her interested in fashion design. This led her to go and study to be a tailor, learned the skill of pattern cutting received her full qualification.

Working with children is Inese’s second passion, it is a privilege and very rewarding. She loves to see the expressions on children’s faces from their achievements and when they make new friends.

In 2019 Inese undertook a QQI Level 5 course In Children with Additional Needs and received her certificate.

Sarah O’ Rourke

Sarah began sewing at young age with her mum teaching her. This led Sarah to study Fashion & Textile Design in Colaiste Ide. She then went onto IADT Dun Laoghaire and received her BA in Visual Arts Practice Sculpture. Whilst here Sarah developed her own kind of fabric medium.

Sarah began her own Millinery Design company in 2016 called Saraden Designs. Here she uses her own fabric made in house called Saraden Fabric to create her Millinery Designs which are described as pieces of wearable art. Saraden Designs prides itself in not wasting any of its fabric’s. Cut offs are reworked into designs meaning there is not waste.

Sarah has had her pieces grace the runways of London Fashion Week, London Hat Week, Belfast Fashion Week, Fashion Revolutions Sustainable Fashion Show and has exhibited pieces in London, Dorset, Birmingham, The Netherlands, Dublin and Palma. Sarah has also had her work featured in various publications throughout Europe. She has also been announced as the overall winner of Milliner of the Year 2019 in The Cointreau HiStyle Awards.

Nataliya Boyko

Nataliya began sewing at 9 Years old in the Ukraine. With this interest she went onto study Fibre Art and Textile Design from Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Nataliya went onto study Textile & Surface Design from NCAD where she received her BA (Hons) degree.

Nataliya was chosen out of hundreds of designers to exhibit at the Dublin Horse Show. She exhibited a collection of interiors influenced by the North Dublin seaside where the patterns of the sand and waves caught her attention. Most of the threads she used for weaving are linen and cotton because this corresponds well to the colours of the seascape and is environmentally friendly.

Nataliya is an avid drawer and loves to felt which stems from her textile background.

Blathnaid McClean

Bláthnaid was inspired to study fashion from viewing a Phillip Tracey Exhibition in Collins Barracks, seeing that fashion can cross the boundaries of design and art. She studied at NCAD receiving a BA in Fashion Design. When she left college she started up her own label selling out of the Design Centre in Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin, for three seasons.

In 2013 she won a prize for the most commercial collection at the Emerging designer awards in iD Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bláthnaid was awarded a scholarship to study Bespoke Menswear Tailoring (CPD Diploma) with the National Tailoring Academy (in association with Louis Copeland). She spent some time working as a Product Designer for Horseware Ireland, and on a bespoke bridesmaid commission.

In 2018 she started up her own hand screen printed T-shirt business called BEEZTI.

Caroline Cullen

Caroline attended Limerick College of Further Education for Fashion and Textile Designs. Here she studied machine knitting, textile studies, pattern draughting, garment construction, design and art history in Limerick.

From here she moved to Dublin where she interned in a Fashion Showroom. This encouraged Caroline to return to her studies in Fashion for a further two years in Bray Institute of Further Education.

She enjoys the art of fabric manipulation, making my own textiles and exploring different fabric manipulation techniques. Caroline took part in the semi-finals DIT Fashion Show, after which my design was pictured in Xpose magazine.

Emeline Chamoux

Emeline studied Visual Arts and Fashion & Textile in several schools in Paris – France (LISAA, La Ruche, Camille Claudel) while working part time as an intern to pay for these colleges. Her position was Designer Assistant for Popy Moreni, in her Haute-Couture parisian Studio . She owns a shop in Paris and works collections licensed in Luxury department stores all-over Japan.

Emeline owns her own freelance design company where she mostly work remotely for international clients who need design, graphics, tech packs and trend services. The majority of my customers is located in Hong Kong, USA and GB, since i used to live and work in Hong Kong, some contacts agreed to let me keep cooperating with them.

She specalises in Lingerie and swimwear designs, i love how precise and technical the developments need to be.

Emeline has part in a few Lingerie fashion Shows for the “Salon de la Lingerie – Paris” and “Global Source – Hong Kong” where selected sets went on the catwalk. Her main hobbies are teaching Art and Yoga, i am under a 200 YRT training and use this education to keep a positive and calm attitude in life.

Emeline learnt to cut & sew patterns with her mother who owned a sewing and impressive knitting machine. She’s managed to go through my expensive fashion studies by using or recycling her old fabric scrapes and damaged clothes. Her mother showed her enough skills to put together her sister’s silk wedding dress and she is thankful to have inherited her large craft box.

Chloe Joyce

Chloe gained a key interest in sewing during her teenage years whilst studying Home Economics in secondary school. She went on to do a post leaving cert course in Ballyfermot College of Further Education, studying a portfolio preparation course for college. She then studied Fashion Design for four years in the Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) in Limerick. During which, she worked as a design assistant for Viktor & Rolf in Amsterdam.

Chloe is in the midst of launching her own business. She specialises in tailoring and womenswear and has won many awards for her work including Future Makers and most recently has been shortlisted for the RDS Craft Awards 2020. Chloe’s work has been displayed numerous times throughout Limerick City. Her work has been featured in multiple publications such as the front page of the Irish Independent, Cove Magazine, Totally Dublin & the Limerick Post. She was also involved in the Alternative Hair Show Awards 2019, providing an outfit for one of the models for the awards.