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Show RCA 2019

Grainne Walley

Show RCA work

Major project:

Lámh 1

This work is inspired by my time spent working on MGM's Vikings in Wicklow, and the techniques and methodologies learned there. This collection is an ode to traditional styles of making in a modern context, to encourage appreciation for the handmade.

Materials used include leather, brocade, silks, cottons, latex, rubber and neoprene. 


  • School

    School of Design


    MA Fashion Menswear



  • Contact

  • My work aims to highlight the ability of the hand, as it is our greatest tool. It involves hand punching holes in leather, neoprene, silk, brocades, jacquards, latex, rubber, and crocheting panels together.

    I strive to evoke a relationship between wearer and garment, to encourage wearers to cherish their garments. 

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fashion Design, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Assistant, John Rocha, Dublin, 2012–2014, Assistant, Simone Rocha, London, 2015, Trainee, MGM's Vikings, Wicklow, 2017
  • Funding

  • House of Fraser Bursary, 2018, Kay Cosserat Bursary, 2018, Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters Bursary, 2019
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