‘Second Skin' is one of the core touring exhibitions developed for the Year of Irish Design 2015 by the Design and Craft Council of Ireland. To date the exhibition has toured to the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny and to City Hall in London.
Second Skin posed a challenge to four Irish fashion labels - Jennifer Rothwell, Joanne Hynes, NATALIEBCOLEMAN and Lennon Courtney - to design, source and produce a garment or range of clothing on the island of Ireland and to document the opportunities and challenges in doing so. In the realisation of these garments, designers collaborated with and were supported by a range of organisations and producers in Dublin, Donegal, Derry, Kilkenny and Wicklow.
Irish fashion designer Jennifer Rothwell, a previous guest judge on Norway's ‘Next Top Model', collaborated with the North West Regional College in Derry - making use of their digital print facility to help create a stunning range inspired by Harry Clarke's iconic stained glass windows and artwork.
The exhibition also includes an interactive space exploring recent international developments in sustainable fashion production. For further information on the exhibition go to www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/exhibitions/second-skin