Donegal's next top designers and creators exhibited their innovative work at the 'Brain Storm' Graduation Show. 

Students from the LYIT Department of Design & Creative Media courses took the opportunity to display work from the 2017/2018 academic year at a dynamic show in the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny on June 1st.

Niamh McElhinney in a Lauren Doyle Dress at the Department of Design Graduation Show. Photo Clive Wasson

The week-long exhibition began with a fashion showcase. The theme was ‘Brain Storm’ representing the energised graduates who are set to strike out in the world of design and creative media.

Final year BA Fashion with Promotion student Luke Barber won the McElhinney’s Fashion Design Award on the night.

Luke Barber Fashion: L-R Anthony Barber, Steve Breslin, Gabrielle Doehrty, Luke Barber, Designer, Matis Tamosaitis and Keith Fallon. Photo Clive Wasson

Classmates, the public, the student’s families and representatives from award sponsors McElhinneys attended the event to view the work, and it was an extremely awarding experience for all involved.

From left: Ailish Bradley, April McManus and Rianna O’Brien in Eimear Bradley Designs. Photo Clive Wasson

L-R: Eilish Kennedy, McElhinneys, Sharon Maxwell, LYIT Fashion lecturer, Martin McElhinney, McElhinneys of Ballybofey and Nollaig Crombie, Head of Design & Creative Media. Photo Clive Wasson

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Pictures by Clive Wasson Photography.