Aspiring designers take note, the Design Centre in Dublin has launched a new fashion school.

So you want to work in fashion? Why wouldn't you? It is the hottest career around, and we are a nation obsessed.

When we're not shopping for clothes, we are watching clothes on Off the Rails, Xpose, Gok Wan and Project Runway. TV shows like these let us peer through the window into the glittering world of fashion. But how do you get inside? Thousands dream of a career in the fashion business, so you'll face stiff competition.

But it can be done - if you know where to start.

Dublin’s Design Centre has always been at the cutting edge of Irish style, having launched the careers of Ireland's leading fashion icons including John Rocha, Roisin Linanne, and Louise Kennedy to name but a few. Now owner Ashling Kilduff has announced the official opening of the Design Centre’s own Fashion School.

Aspiring fashion enthusiasts can look forward to courses that have been tailored to give students a unique insight into the real world of fashion design and retail.

Speaking about the school Ashling said, “From showcasing and introducing new labels from both International and Irish Fashion Houses I saw a niche in the market for a school that would work to foster and support upcoming Irish designers in their careers. We have created and built the profiles of many respected names in the fashion industry and are thrilled to be sharing our experiences with any budding fashion enthusiasts out there”.

With six different courses to choose from including Mood Boards, Fashion Drawing, Fashion Design, Millinery and Visual Research. The school is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in fashion or for those who are looking for a career change in this exciting and creative field.

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