Alice Doherty wins River Island Bursary

Alice Doherty has won the 2014 River Island NCAD Bursary.

Alice was chosen from a graduate class of 15 to win a bursary of €3,500 and a paid three month internship in River Island's design studio in London.

This year the brief for the competition was to create a capsule collection of designs and imagine they will be sold in River Island stores.

Alice impressed with her unique designs which featured intricate textures and fabrics, including wire knit accessories and draping.

River Island Design Director Naomi Domanique commented: “We are so excited for Alice to start her placement in River Island. Our industry thrives on fresh ideas and it is so important to inject new energy and life into our design studio and creative teams.

"It is the 11th year of our NCAD Bursary and we are delighted to be amongst the first to witness and embrace the emergence of some of Irelands brightest new stars in the fashion industry.”