So for St Patricks day I decided rather than blog about the obvious i.e everything green, blarney, leprocauns, Guinness or talk of shamrock frocks but to dedicate this post to great Irish designers.
Philip Treacy was born in 1967 in Ahascragh, in County Galway in the West of Ireland. Philip has a huge celebrity fan base from royal royalty, Kate Middleton to pop royalty, Lady Gaga and is broadly known for his unorthodox sense of style. Isabella blow first discovered Philip treacy, please see my previous post on the Isabella blow exhibition.
Orla Kiely is an Irish fashion designer based in London. Although she started off as hat designer, she is probably more famous for her iconic handbag designs. She received a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art where Harrods department store purchased her exit collection. Through her unique use of colour and patterns she has been able to achieve a freshness that was both individual and quirky. She has recently collaborated with Clarks shoes to design shoes.
The Irish designer and artist has been a leader in British and Irish fashion for the last 30 years. His father was successful in the Irish rainwear market. In 1999 he moved from his hometown of Dublin to London where his designer label is based. He is known for his fresh take on style and is now one of the most established womenswear designers in Britain.
Jonathan William Anderson was born in Northern Ireland in 1984, in Magherafelt and graduated from the London College of Fashion. He is now known as one of Britain’s most prominent male fashion designers. He made his debut in London in 2007 and created quite a buzz when he used real insects in his jewellery during a runway show!
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