Waterford based fashion label, Lutsia, will make its national debut with a “limited edition” of scarves and accessories at Powerscourt Design Centre this Autumn.
Based in the Kite Design Studio, in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle, Lutsia received a very positive reaction from buyers at Showcase at the RDS, Ireland’s Creative Expo. Showcase actively promotes unique, Irish, design-led products in fashion, crafts, gifts and home accessories and featured almost 450 exhibitors in 2014.
Lutsia was founded by Lucia Domoradova, a second generation seamstress from Slovakia in May 2013. She was delighted with the response to her collection at Showcase, “It was a great opportunity for a start-up like ours to be at the centre of the fashion and craft industry. We were supported by Waterford Enterprise Board and as a result got to attend the event with six other local craft producers. It was a very fast- paced event with influential buyers from across Ireland, Europe and the USA sourcing Irish products.”
“We were extremely fortunate in meeting with the Design Centre at Powerscourt and were asked to create a bespoke “limited edition” of our textured scarves for their Autumn season. For a small company like ours, making contacts with fashion buyers who showed a genuine interest in our range over the four day event has been invaluable to us.”
Ciaran Cullen, Chief Executive (Acting), Waterford City Enterprise Board, which supports businesses in the Kite Design Studio said, “We are delighted to support and assist a business like Lutsia. Lucia’s creative flair, eye for detail, and unique fashion insight is gaining her national and international recognition.”
“The beauty of the Kite Design Studio is that it nurtures a creative spirit and all the businesses there feed off each other’s energy, passion and imagination. Waterford has always been recognised as a city that has many talented craftspeople and Lucia is testament to the fact that they can be recognised much further afield.”
To view the range of ladies fashion, scarves and accessories and bespoke dressmaking service for all occasions, call to Lutsia at the Kite Design Studio, Henrietta Street, Waterford or visit www.lutsia.ie.
If you have a start- up idea talk to Waterford City Enterprise Board by calling 051 852883 or go to www.waterfordceb.com.