Fashion is more about the art of perception and 'grasping' an underlying concept. It is not the brand worn, but its dissection and acceptance by an audience that is of importance. As an intangible asset, the value of fashion is based on consumer perception. This work Alinea, showcases the modern and cutting edge work of fashion designers, artists and creatives based in Ireland. Alinea challenges the value that we have placed on tangible assets asking: Why do we invest so much in known commercial brands and labels, while we continue ignore the untamed, raw talent of new, local, designers and artists? With an ever growing diverse talent pool within Ireland, Alinea works as a showcase providing these talents with an otherwise unreachable audience.
Iryna Baklan • Ailbe Collins • Carol Cummins • Leia Mocan • Seán Moore • Jeanne Glace Ordaz • David Uzell •