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Venus Chan
Fashion Design BA Hons

Griffith College Dublin

Specialisms: Womenswear

Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Venus Chan

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First Name: Venus

Last Name: Chan

Specialisms: Womenswear

Sectors: Fashion/Textiles/Accessories

My Location: Dublin, Ireland

University / College: Griffith College Dublin

Course / Program Title: Fashion Design BA Hons



Having moved from tropical Malaysia to Ireland four years ago, I was struck by the dramatic difference in weather temperature and had no wardrobe items to suit Ireland`s cold , wet climate. This inspired me to create a collection that is seasonless and can be worn year- round in many different environments because my customer loves to travel and explore . I also wanted to elevate streetwear to a luxury level in contrast to the Covid loungewear we have seen over the past few years. Bearing in mind that oversized silhouettes, sharing clothes between the sexes and a more casual way of dressing are all directions in which fashion is heading, I have produced a genderless collection that is functional as well as sustainable. My personal love of 90s hip hop has informed the design aesthetic and the concrete structures of modern skateparks can be seen in the custom print and colorful topstitching. My fabric choice includes Techo bi-stretch, Waterproof , Cupro and Tencel in colours from nature such as khaki, sand, sky blue and yellow. Low Key Life is a brand that offers eco-urban design to a customer who values adventure and balance in their work, rest and play.

Based in Sandyford, Beacon Hospital, is one of Europe's most technologically advanced private hospitals. It has won awards for its healthcare innovation and excellence and has a team of over 1,700 medical professionals delivering exceptional patient care. Covid-19 has tested these staff to the limit on a daily basis during the pandemic, and as a way of thanking them for their unbelievable efforts, Beacon Hospital would like to reward their staff by giving something back to their nurses. Surprisingly, what the nursing team asked for was not less work or a bigger bonus, what they asked for was new uniforms. New contemporary styles that are modern, fashionable and comfortable.