Maiden Project to be launched tonight

One of the images that will be on show at the exhibition later this evening.
One of the images that will be on show at the exhibition later this evening.
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A special exhibition which celebrates the local fashion industry will take place inside the Ulster Bank building in Waterloo Place tonight.

The initiative, which is known as the Maiden Project, sees input from local hairstylists, make-up artists, photographers, fashion designers and stylists.

The exhibition is a culmination of 50 photographs taken by local photographer, David Paul Vail.

The initiative came about during a conversation between David and Ronan Stewart from Derry based eco-organic hair & beauty salon, RoCo, about the amazing unused talent in Derry.

From this RoCo, David and his team worked on six different photo-shoots this year using various local designers, models, stylists and make-up artists.

“The work is about kick-starting fashion and inspiring Derry’s youth, and showing people that they don’t have to be in London or Paris to produce high fashion images,” said Ronan Stewart.

“We have decided to showcase this work by exhibition, in conjunction with City Centre Initiatives’ ‘Vacant Spaces’ Project and Derry City Council’s ‘Fashion Fest’.”

The Maiden Project will be launched inside the regenerated old Ulster Bank Building in Waterloo Street.

The event starts at 7:30pm and runs until 9:30pm.

There will be special guest DJs on the night and the exhibition will run for the next four weeks.