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10 up and coming designers, including 7 from the FTDC, have won the opportunity to showcase their work during London Fashion week

The 10 designer finalists travelling to London

We are delighted to introduce the 'Derry Design Collective', a group of designers - featuring 7 from the FTDC, who pitched their business plans to industry experts, including FashionCapital & Fashion Enter CEO – Jenny Holloway, Danielle McNally – Business Officer for Derry City & Strabane District Council and top milliner John Paul Doherty from John Paul Couture. The designers participated in the Designer Business Start Up Programme and succeeded in winning the opportunity to travel to London in February to showcase their collections and gain invaluable industry experience!

Our 10 designer finalists include:

Agne Nazebetauskatie - ONA by Agne

Alan Creswell - Alan Creswell Designs

Andrew McAllister - Pedraza London

Edele O'Kane - Edele O'Kane

Emma Curtis - EmMarie by Emma Curtis

Emma Kirwin - Empire Clothing and Leotards

Hannah Vail - Han*

Joanne Doherty - Piece Makers

Nicole Scott - Aerith & Elora

Orla Phillips - Orla Phillips Designs

Learn more about the finalists and their brands here 

 

 

  • Designer Business Start Up Programme

    Derry City and Strabane District Council and the FTDC have teamed up with Fashion Enter London, to kick start the Designer Business Start Up Programme. This programme has been designed to support ‘up and coming’ designers, taking them commercially to market through a series of workshops led by industry experts.
  • 'Derry Design Collective' Heading to London

    10 up and coming designers, including 7 from the FTDC, have won the opportunity to showcase their work during London Fashion week
  • Introducing: The 'Derry Design Collective'

    Meet the 10 finalists of the Fashion Enter Designer Business Start-Up Programme

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    10 up and coming designers, including 7 from the FTDC, have won the opportunity to showcase their work during London Fashion week
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    Meet the 10 finalists of the Fashion Enter Designer Business Start-Up Programme
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