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Ucd launches 30th annual fashion show

UCD today launched their 2017 Annual Fashion Show, which is in its 30th year at the university. The show raises money for charity and this year, proceeds will go to Jigsaw, the youth mental health charity.

Responding to proceeds going to Jigsaw this year, Student Producer Devin Finneran stated ‘the UCD Fashion Show not only provides a platform for student designers and models looking to make a career in fashion, it helps provide badly needed services as well.’

This year’s theme for the show is ‘revolutionary social change’, where it is said that models will walk the runway to a soundtrack of speeches from social movements throughout the ages, including Suffragette leaders, LGBTQ+ leaders and Black Civil Rights leaders. 

The show’s Creative Director, Ciarán McShane, explained: ‘In a world where history has a habit of repeating itself, it is important we recognise these ground-breaking movements and pick up where they left off. We’re looking to pay homage to the past and take inspiration for the future.’

The show will take place on the 15th and 16th of this month in UCD’s Astra Hall, with the show on Thursday the 16th including the final of the Young Designer of the Year competition. Judges for this prize include Claire Garvey, Maria Lola Roche, Elizabeth McDaid, Eamonn McGill and Helen Hayes.

Tickets for both of the nights are €12 for students and €15 for the general public and are available to buy online at