Ellen Ní Dhúnaí
‘Grace’ is a contemporary women’s wear collection inspired by Irish artist and revolutionary, Grace Gifford. The collection’s narrative was developed as a result of my intrigue with the past and my desire to communicate themes such as nostalgia, loss, love and delicacy within a present-day context. My aesthetic direction is inspired by archival photography, textiles and motifs. I have taken early Twentieth Century patterns and adapted them to create current and interesting imagery. Subtle coloration highlights the juxtaposition of sheer and opaque qualities within the fabrics, creating a sophisticated, muted aesthetic.