Vincent Hanley visits the studio of fashion designer Paul Hughes on South William Street in Dublin.

The 22 year old designer Paul Hughes studied fashion in Ireland and England and has set up his own business. When Vincent Hanley visits Paul Hughes is at work alongside Deirdre Grant and Liz Burke.

It was quite an ambitious undertaking for a student to set up and run a business in the ever changing fashion industry.

Paul Hughes Fashion Designer
Paul Hughes Fashion Designer

Paul Hughes outlines the ethos behind his work, creating exclusive one-off clothing in a market that is dominated by mass production. With a family background in the drapery business he set out to fulfil his own ambitions by securing the backing of the bank to finance a new business. Sleepless nights, hard work and a little bit of luck have made it possible for him to follow his dream.

Paul Hughes Fashion (1981)
Paul Hughes Fashion (1981)

'Summerhouse' broadcast on 24 June 1981. The presenter is Vincent Hanley.