Aisles of St Anne's Become Catwalk for Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show

25 May 2018

Ulster University will celebrate the future faces of fashion this summer.

The annual show will take place on Thursday 31 May at Belfast Cathedral, and will feature designs across a range of disciplines including knit, print, embroidery and weave, with inspiration taken from nature, the military and ghosts. Tickets for the show are £15 and can be purchased online here:

Ulster University alumni will also present design collections. Those showing  include Fintan Mulholland and Mary Callan, Silver Apples Childrenswear, Chloe Dougan, and Ulster University resident designers, Francesca Keaveney and Aoise Herron.

Alison Gault, Senior Lecturer at Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art said,

Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art is a creative hub helping to cultivate and develop the next generation of art and design talent. Our Graduate Fashion Show is regarded as one of leading graduate shows nationally and allows the fashion and textile industry to view the work of our future faces of fashion. The graduate fashion show also demonstrates the innovation, creativity and energy of our students and highlights the significant contribution that Ulster University makes to design both at home and abroad.”


Hannah Ibrahim, a final year fashion design student at Ulster University said: “The graduate fashion show is the culmination of years of hard work and I welcome the opportunity to showcase my design skills and creativity to industry representatives. The class of 2018 exhibiting are all individual designers with unique style and vision and with the skills learned through the Textile Art, Design and Fashion programme at Ulster University, we will exhibit fresh new ideas for the contemporary fashion industry, so I’ve no doubt this will be a fashion show like no other.”

One of Northern Irelands’s leading creatives Paddy McGurgan and his Make Up Pro team will create the make-up looks, adding to the world-class level of show that the students will create.

 Ulster University’s Graduate Fashion Show takes place on Thursday 31May from 7.00pm-9.30pm at St Anne’s Cathedral. Tickets for the show are £15 and can be purchased online at:

 More details on the show are available at:


 Issued on behalf of Ulster University by CMPR. For further information, interview requests or pictures, please contact Cathy Martin at CMPR on 02890421509 07823882095 or via email

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Model Veronika Gee is wearing knitted garments designed by Ulster University Textile Art, Design and Fashion student, Alanna Richardson, with cables and three coloured jacquard structures used to demonstrate her concept based on the role of women in the workplace and issues around equality and progression.

About Ulster University

Ranked in the top 3 per cent of universities worldwide, Ulster University is one of the top 150 global young universities under 50. Ulster University is a modern, forward-looking institution with student experience at the very heart of everything we do. The high quality teaching, informed by world-leading research across key sectors, boosts the economy and has a positive impact on the lives of people around the world.


Ulster University School of Art boasts two Turner Prize winners and five shortlisted Turner Prize nominees.



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