FASHION DESIGN PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, GRIFFITH COLLEGE
Jane Leavey is the Programme Director for Fashion Design at Griffith College Dublin which has a reputation within the industry for producing creative fashion design graduates with strong digital design and business skills. Griffith’s fashion students work has won numerous prestigious design awards, has showcased at London’s Fashion Week, appeared on RTÉ and TV3 and is often featured in press and magazine publications. In her role as Programme Director, Jane has been the creative director of many fashion shows, exhibitions, editorial and video shoots and has made a number of appearances on Xposé.
Throughout her career, Jane has worked in many of the leading centres of design and developed particular expertise in creating new product lines and brand development. Jane’s career as a fashion designer began in London; she then spent several years working in Milan and between the Netherlands and Hong Kong designing for numerous global brands.
On her return to Ireland, Jane worked as a consultant designer with Irish brands advising on design, product development and overseas manufacturing. Her own art and design education began at IADT, after which she studied at the University of Ulster with a BA Hons Degree in Textile & Fashion Design. She then went on to complete her Masters in Design and Digital Media at TUD.
“I’ll be looking for an original sustainable design concept which makes a true impact on circular fashion and of course, great craftsmanship to create that X-factor catwalk look. I am very much looking forward to being inspired.”