WATCH: The NCAD Graduate Class of 2019

Graduate season is arguably the most exciting time of the fashion calendar. The season (April to June here in Ireland) brings an injection of newness and excitement during an otherwise dull transitional period between Spring and Summer.

Twenty hopeful designers from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) showcased their wears yesterday to eagerly awaiting journalists and stylists at Dublin’s Westbury Hotel. Their ability to generate a newness, innovation and excitement is a testament not only to their talent as individuals, but to the level of skill taught in and outside of the classroom at NCAD.

Now in its fifth year, the annual showcase shone a light on the fashion class of 2019 through the medium of film in a superb and captivating 21-minute instalment. The film eloquently captures the movement, emotion and unadulterated skill of each designer. Watch each design come to life below and experience it in person at the NCAD campus in Dublin from June 8th to June 16th.

Niamh O'Donoghue