NCAD student Claire Lynam has been announced as the winner of this years' River Island fashion design bursary.

Claire has won a prize of €3,500 and a three month paid placement with the design team in River Island London.

Now in its tenth year, the bursary gives design graduates an opportunity to gain valuable experience in designing for a high street store.

Out of the previous bursary winners, five are still currently working in design for River Island.

Claire Lynam (left) and her winning design