Tuesday January 28, 2020

Towering threads

The Ballymun Regeneration initiative has earmarked a fashion revival as part of its efforts to breathe some life into a long-neglected area

29th May, 2010

The dilapidated structure of the Ballymun flats tower block complex stands lonely, almost derelict.

Most of its tenants have long since left. Yet life reverberates from one of the abandoned units: not that of lowly squatters, but a group with aspirations to high fashion. The doorway in the graffitied stairwell opens into a world of colour, fabric, whirring sewing machines and activity.

Welcome to the home of Rediscover Fashion, a project which began in 2008...

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