Meet Our Team
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!
Inese is originally from Latvija and has settled in Ireland in 2005. She has been a tutor with Project Fashion since 2016.
From a young age she has loved arts, children and creating things. As a kid Inese made clothes for her dolls, which encouraged her interest in fashion design. This led her to go and study to be a tailor, she learned the skills of pattern cutting and received her full qualification.
Working with the youth is Inese’s second passion and she considers it a very rewarding privilege. 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, received her certificate, and has been working as a school SNA since.
She absolutely loves fashion and dressing up ; she thinks : “there’s nothing like putting on beautiful clothes to make you feel great, no matter what you’re wearing.” She also enjoys influencing her sons and educating them about current trends.
Emeline studied Visual Arts and Fashion & Textile in several schools in France while working part time as a Designer-Assistant for Popy Moreni, a Haute-Couture Fashion Design Pioneer, who owns studios & shops in Paris and sells licensed collections in department stores all-over Japan.
Emeline owns her own freelance company where she mostly works remotely for international clients who need design, graphics, tech packs and trend services. The majority of her customers is located in Hong Kong, USA, GB and Ireland. She specialises in Lingerie, swimwear and Sportswear designs; she loves how precise and technical the developments need to be. Her main hobbies are teaching Art and Yoga, her recent 200 YRT education helps her keep a positive and calm attitude in life.
Barbara’s mantra is “Quality over quantity”. Self-motivated, passionate and professional, she has worked with many large brands as a textile designer, artist, consultant, garment technologist and advisor, for many years after college, before launching her own business.
Barbara is a keen gardener a daily sea swimmer and loves to sail with her local club. She has traveled extensively for business and leisure, absorbing new cultures with a particular interest in local craft and textiles, such as freehand machine embroidery in Australia for example.
During lockdown Barbara’s researched and studied the social and environmental impact of fast fashion. She now offers tutorials and workshops to secondary schools, colleges and clubs.
Barbara wants to share her skill with young people and feels very satisfied if she can inspire them to create a garment from a piece of cloth. She loves to see a student go from struggle to smile when they have sewn a straight line, and describes sewing as ‘Active meditation’.