Students graduating from the College of Fashion Design in Dublin show their work and look to the future.

RTÉ News looks at the collections created by students at the College of Fashion Design in Dublin  

A vibrant mixture of Irish linen, silk crepe de chine and leather. The students themselves are mixed bunch from all around Ireland and parts of Europe.

Guillaume Bourdiol came to Dublin from France to learn English and pursue his love of fashion but now hopes to return to a fashion house in Paris. 

The college runs one and two year diploma courses and plans to introduce a three year degree course. Barbara Bourke Director of the College of Fashion Design talks about the job prospects. The college recommends that graduates take a work placement to gain experience in the industry. 

Gwen McNulty, recent winner of a major fashion award tells Teresa Mannion about her win for commerciality and design in the menswear category at the International Lifestyle Seminars in London.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 May 1988. The reporter is Teresa Mannion.