Diet Coke Fashion Friday: Om Diva and Atelier 27 – A Success Story
The launch of the Om Diva and Atelier 27 Fashion Show took place last night, Thursday 24th May; launched none other than the good major of Dublin himself – lending authority to what will be a significant moment for Irish designers and creatives.
The Om Diva project was the brainchild of Ruth Ni Loinsigh, initiated in 2011 as a space for fledgling fashion- and accessories- designers to develop their craft in a nurturing environment whilst simultaneously introducing them to the realities of commercial selling. The loft space offers both workshop and retail space, with support, encouragement and direction being offered in between.
What has developed is an inspiring creative hub of talented Irish and International fashion designers, jewellery makers and milliners – and the range and breath of goods on offer is impressive. You have the urban and energetic graphic accessories from Capulet and Montague, the limited edition street-to-club-wear from DeLoup designs, the rock ‘n roll millinery from Jaime Mc Eleney, the high-octane, theatrical party dresses from Dolly Delinquent, the delicate and literary jewels from Kayleigh Forsyth, the luxurious femininity of Deerobyn…the list goes on and on and on…
This is a hothouse for emerging taste-makers to develop, to showcase, to practice and to learn. It is also a destination for style hunters to experiment with new looks, to negotiate on bespoke designs, to pick up accessories and gifts, to support Irish craft.
Om Diva and Atelier 27 – Fashion Triumph.