DEFINE Donegal makes a fashion statement – Picture Special

first_imgAn edgy fashion showcase took over the old Woolen Mills of Convoy on Saturday 8th June to celebrate new and established designers of Donegal. The DEFINE Donegal fashion showcase was organised by Local Enterprise Donegal, the Creative Coast initiative and LYIT to shine a spotlight on the fashion and textile artists and creative entrepreneurs of the county.Sixteen collections were unveiled on the runway, representing a mix of traditional, diverse and progressive designers. The event also saw current LYIT Fashion with Promotion student Helen Murray being crowned the McElhinneys Student Designer of the Year. Sharon Maxwell, LYIT and Dana McMahon, McElhinneys at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMichael Tunney and Liam Porter at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsChairperson at Council of Irish Fashion Designers and Define Donegal MC Eddie Shanahan with model Katie wearing Margaret Gillespie ‘Timeless’ CollectionCouture, contemporary, retro and activewear looks were featured in DEFINE, alongside one-of-a-kind handmade accessories and crafts. It was clear to see that Donegal’s landscape and coastline are as influential as ever for inspiring many creations.April Murphy – Studio Donegal at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHannah McGuiness Jewellery at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsWeaver & Wilde at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsThe setting of DEFINE at Convoy Woollen Mills was perfectly apt for paying homage to Donegal’s past industries. The edgy surroundings of the former mill contrasted well with the new productions on show.Collections from established designers included: Bernie Murphy, Hannah McGuiness, April Murphy for Studio Donegal, Joan Carey, Una Rodden, Weaver & Wilde, Margaret Gillespie, Eimear Bradley, Valerie Taylor and Michelle McCarroll. Bernie Murphy at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsBernie Murphy photographing her collection at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHannah McGuiness Jewellery at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsApril Murphy – Studio Donegal at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJoan Carey at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsUna Rodden couture at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsUna Rodden couture at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMargaret Gillespie at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMargaret Gillespie at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsValerie Taylor Handbags at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsValerie Taylor Handbags at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEimear Bradley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEimear Bradley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMichelle McCarroll at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsThe new LYIT Fashion with Promotion degree has played a big role in cultivating the new crop of designers in Donegal. DEFINE Donegal showcased collections from six current students: Aoife Nolan, Niamh Quigley, Leah Love, Chloe Murtagh, Helen Murray and Amy Devlin.Aoife Nolan at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsChloe Murtagh at Define Donegal in Convoy Woolen MillsNiamh Quigley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsNiamh Quigley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsLeah Love at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHelen Murray at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsAmy Devlin at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHelen Murray was announced as the 2019 winner of the McElhinney’s Fashion Design Award. Helen created a collection of bright and boldly coloured Irish linen pieces inspired by her hometown of Termon. Helen designed her womenswear garments with sustainability in mind at every part of the process.Helen Murray wins McElhinneys Student Designer Award at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsDana McMahon, buyer at McElhinneys, said choosing the winner was a difficult task, but Helen’s work had the whole package. “We had to be true to what we believe in. What we believe in is offering a story to the customer, a product that they want to buy, something that is complete, well-finished and sustainable,” Dana said. Dana McMahon with McElhinneys Student Design Winner Helen Murray at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJohn Andy Bonner, Sharon Maxwell, Dana McMahon, Helen Murray, Nollaig Crombie and Crona Connolly at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsThe DEFINE Donegal showcase was followed by a ‘Meet the Designers’ exhibition for buyers to connect with all the creative entrepreneurs.See more photos from the event below:at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsDesigners Hannah McGuinness and Michelle McCarroll at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJoanne Roden and Frances Spears at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsUna Roden at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsGabrielle Dooher and Phyllis Neale at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen Millsat Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEllie Brady, Paschal Nwankwo and Aine Maxwell at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsLYIT students Siobhán Howe, Eimear Bradley, Chloe Murtagh, Amy Devlin and graduate Niamh Porter at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsValerie Taylor at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEimear Bradley exhibition at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJoan Carey at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHelen Murray wins McElhinneys Student Designer Award at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsDEFINE Donegal makes a fashion statement – Picture Special was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CReative Coastdefine donegallocal enterprise Donegallyit fashion with promotiontextileslast_img read more

Parra exits early with injury, Giants give up five-run lead in loss to Padres

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO–For nearly 90 minutes on Monday night, the Giants gave fans every reason to believe better days lie ahead.Ace Madison Bumgarner recorded four hitless innings against a tough San Diego Padres lineup. New first baseman Tyler Austin reached base twice, including once with a single to start a five-run fourth inning rally. Recently acquired center fielder Kevin Pillar made a loud statement, launching a soaring …last_img read more

Mike Lutmer, Nov. 7

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We will hopefully finish beans by the end of the week. They have been averaging right around 50, maybe a little better. I’ve had a few fields where I was pleasantly surprised with the beans. They were a little spotty when they came up last spring but as a whole I can’t complain.We ran into a little bit of green stem last week. We had a light frost two weeks ago and they are calling for a solid frost next Friday or Saturday, which should help.I haven’t gotten a lot of corn yet. It has been all over the board. My uncle has been shelling and it has been OK. It is coming out dry and the yields are average at best at 130 to 160 bushels or something like that. Most of it has been near the bottom of that range.We had some tops starting to break out. Hopefully we don’t get any big windstorms or we’ll probably have some corn going down. Right now everything is still standing OK, but I am concerned. If everything cooperates, we’ll have beans finished this week and in the following week we can have the corn pretty well wrapped up.I ran a field of double-crops last night and they were around 30 bushels. Some guys in the county were pushing 50 bushels with their double-crops.We have been fortunate as far as weather goes for harvest so far. I hope I am not jinxing myself with harvest by saying that.We have most of our wheat in and the wheat that is in is up and looking good.last_img read more

New Jersey Police Now Need Warrants To Track Cellphones

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … readwrite Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#GPS#law#Location#now#smartphones#surveillance center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police must obtain a warrant prior to pulling cellphone location data. The ruling makes New Jersey only the second state (after Montana) to require police to show probable cause to a judge before they can request location data from cellphone carriers. While the ruling won’t have any immediate impact outside of New Jersey, it could indirectly influence other courts wrestling with the balance between effective law enforcement and personal privacy. Lower courts remain divided on the subject, suggesting that the issue may eventually be resolved by the Supreme Court.Image via Shutterstock The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Four labourer buried alive while repairing tunnel in Rajasthan

first_imgFour labourers, repairing a tunnel in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district, died after being buried alive under debris, the police said on Saturday.The victims were trapped under the debris on Friday which fell due to vibrations generated by a poclain machine at the site on Beawar-Pindwara national highway, they said.The family members of the deceased, identified as Devi Singh, 32, Uttam Kumar, 23, Mahendra Kumar Meena, 27, and Mahendra Hiragar, 30, have refused to accept the bodies till they are provided compensation by the private firm which was carrying out the repair work, Sirohi collector Babu Lal Meena said.The bodies have been kept at a mortuary. The State government has announced ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased. A case has been registered against the company and the driver of the poclain machine, the police said.last_img read more

Sharad Pawar drops plan to visit ED office over cooperative bank scam case

first_imgTwo days after announcing that he would be voluntarily visiting the Enforcement Directorate’s office in Mumbai to clear the air about a purported cooperative bank scam in which he has been named, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Friday cancelled his visit. “I was informed by the ED that I am not required to come… and in order to maintain law and order in the city, I have decided not to go to the ED office,” Mr. Pawar said outside his residence in Mumbai. Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve visited Mr. Pawar earlier in the day requested him not to visit the ED office as it may create a law and order situation. “I had been Home Minister in the past and do not want to disturb peace in the city and affect daily lives of people,” Mr. Pawar added.Mr. Pawar thanked his party workers, ally Congress and its leaders Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi for their support. Mr. Pawar also thanked Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who had spoken in favour of him. “I will be going to Pune, Baramati and Purandar areas, which was affected by floods and will monitor rescue work,” Mr. Pawar said. Mr. Pawar’s decision would have given relief to the Mumbai Police, which had increased the security near Mulund since morning.The workers of NCP and Congress were starting to gather outside ED office and Mr. Pawar’s residence since morning.last_img read more