- Lifestyle & Sports
- 05 Feb 19
This week's catwalk: National College of Art and Design, Dublin 8. Photography: Ellie MacLean
This week we ventured out to the National College of Art & Design to find students wearing a mix of top brands and second-hand pieces, as well as a hidden Alexa Chung fan club.
Lisa Della Chiesa
19, First Year Textiles Student
Outfit: Shirt charity shop with her own embroidered detailing, trousers F&F from a charity shop, shoes Doc Martins, phone case Lulu Guinness
Top trend: I love the style where it's like casual with something dressy with it, like a dressy-dress but with Doc Martins with it. I also like preppy styles like the Lacoste shirts with the cut-off sleeves with jeans. Oh, and flared jeans.
2019 style resolution: I'd love to go more dressy and girly, like more floral dresses and tights.
Style icon: Alexa Chung
Go-to shops: Charity shops. I'm all about sustainability and buying second-hand. I love TK Maxx and vintage shops as well.
20, First Year Student with an interest in Textiles or Illustration
Outfit: Coat Lacoste, top Adidas, trackie bottoms Adidas, runners Vans, ski socks to fight the cold
Top trend: I'm really into everyone going back to baggy and getting away from tight, skinny jeans again. I think everyone's just a bit more comfortable and a bit more relaxed.
2019 style resolution: Not that I can think of.
Style icon: I love A$AP Rocky
Go-to shops: Not really around Dublin, I mainly shop online.
19, First Year General Student with an interest in Sculptures
Outfit: Jacket Urban Outfitters, jumper Topshop from her mum's wardrobe, skirt from a charity shop in Nice, shoes Camper Lab in London, bag from a charity shop in London, Rocket, rings from Amsterdam, America and one from a little stall on Grafton St.
Top trend: I like that thing people are doing with their hair where they're dying the front of it blonde. I would never do it but I can appreciate it.
2019 style resolution: I think generally just cutting up my own clothes and making them into different things.
Style icon: Alexa Chung
Go-to shops: The usual - Urban Outfitters and charity shops
20, Paint & Education Student
Outfit: Jacket Topshop, fleece Bershka, jeans Depop, runner Converse, scrunchie New Look, earrings George's Arcade
Top trend: Scrunchies I suppose, I don't really follow trends
2019 style resolution: Nothing really
Style icon: I don't really have one
Go-to shops: Depop and Topshop
18, First Year General Student with an interest in Textiles or Fashion
Outfit: Coat & Other Stories, top from her brother's wardrobe, jeans Harley Quinn vintage shop, shoes Camper, belt & Other Stories, jewellery from a market in Spain
Top trend: Berets
2019 style resolution: Wearing more hats
Style icon: Alexa Chung
Go-to shops: Vintage shops and & Other Stories
19, Jewellery Student
Outfit: Coat Bershka, jumper Bershka, jeans Topshop, runners second-hand knock-off Doc Martins, belt Penneys
Top trend: I don't know if it's a trend at the minute, but I keep wearing high-necks because of the cold
2019 style resolution: I want to wear more wide leg trousers, because I wear a lot of tight, skinny jeans
Style icon: Don't have one
Go-to shops: Anywhere there's a sale, mainly Bershka
20, Painting Student
Outfit: Jacket New Look, T-shirt bought at a Green Day concert, jeans Penneys, boots China Blue, socks TK Maxx
Top trend: I juts kind of pick and choose from different styles and decades. I like a lot of '70s stuff.
2019 style resolution: Primary colours - I really like the block of colour
Style icon: Hayley Williams and any of those with a classic punk chic
Go-to shops: Anything. I like thrifting, like the vintage shop Lucy's Lounge is amazing. I get staples from New Look and Penneys, but it would depend.
19, Print Student
Outfit: Coat Zara, jumper & Other Stories, jeans Dr. Denim, boots Zara, scarf Dunnes, earrings H&M
Top trend: I like the animal print trend at the minute, zebra prints in particular
2019 style resolution: I want to get more into skirts and dresses. I probably need to do that more often as a change from trousers.
Style icon: Olivia Palermo
Go-to shops: Definitely Zara and Urban Outfitters
23, Graphic Design Student
Outfit: Jacket Bershka, Ricky & Morty jumper Penneys, jeans Zara, runners Adidas, beanie Penneys
Top trend: Big jackets
2019 style resolution: Maybe different colours
Style icon: No, I don't actually
Go-to shops: Bershka and Zara
19, Graphic Design Student
Outfit: Jacket Urban Outfitters, trackie bottoms Adidas, runners Puma, earrings George's Arcade and some stolen from her friend
Top trend: I'm really into colour at the minute. I really like matching my colours, so if I'm wearing pink I'm wearing pretty much head-to-toe pink.
2019 style resolution: Maybe, I don't know, a dress or something even in the cold!
Style icon: I don't really I used to be obsessed with Rihanna, but she's kind of disappeared a bit off the face of the earth so not really her anymore. Maybe Alexa Chung?
Go-to shops: I'm obsessed with ASOS Marketplace and ASOS in general