Michelle Keane was a finalist in the prestigious Smirnoff Young Designer Awards 1995 held in Trinity College Dublin.
The theme was ‘The Exhilaration of Liberty. While it was the moving and somewhat chilling world war 2 film ”Schindler’s List” which gave Michelle the inspiration she needed to design the award running outfit, based her designs on the Auschwitchz.
Concentration camps, which was fifty years since the survivors were released. Michelle used everything from ropes to sandpaper to frosted sheets of material as fabric to make her garments, which she hoped brought across the message of the importance of freedom.