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Ciara Allen Designs is an independent Irish brand with a vibrant flair and a focus on slow ethical fashion. Ciara graduated from NCAD in 2019 and has gone on to create her own line. Her designs can be recognised for their pops of colours and street wear influences. Taking inspiration from her environment she likes to draw on her own experiences and emotions to make authentic connections to what she creates. Her practice focuses on core themes such as escapism, exploration and freedom. Her work consists of bright, bold fashion for people who want to push the boundaries and stand out from the crowd. Using her design process she creates her own unique digital prints and silhouettes culminating in contemporary and confident key pieces. Focusing on inclusivity Ciara Allen Designs are a unisex label which want to champion the idea that fashion is for everyone. Another key aspect to her work is slow, ethical fashion. Ciara hand makes every garment and accessory in her collections. Being a conscious creator of slow Irish made fashion is very important to her therefore all fabric and scraps are utilised in some form during the creative process be it garments or accessories. All pieces are made to order ensuring only what is necessary is produced. Ciara is an award winning designer winning a future makers award in 2020 and the RDS craft award in 2021. She is also a member of the Irish Fashion Council of Ireland.