From The Maker: In conversation with couturier Helen Cody

Só Collective is pleased to announce ‘From the Maker’, a series of monthly explorations of crafts ‘From The Isle’ at Kildare Village. A programme of in-store demonstrations, talks and window installations will focus on Irish craft and design, and provides an opportunity for individual makers to sell, showcase and highlight a curated portfolio of their work every month in-store.

From the Maker will focus on a selection of both established and emerging Irish makers, designing and producing by hand in Ireland. Makers represent such fields as basketweaving, ceramics, couture, furniture and lighting design, pottery, rug making, textile design, and weaving. From the Maker demonstrations and evening talks will take place in-store every month.

From the Maker: couturier Helen Cody 

Helen Cody A/W Couture Show at Christ Church Cathedral 6 September 2016
Enjoy Helen Cody's first show in eight years, which will take place in the unique setting of the main nave in Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday 6 September. Champagne reception at 7pm and the show commences at 8pm

Tickets are now sold out

About Helen Cody

Helen Cody is a couturier working from Dublin, and forms the focus of Só Collective’s From the Maker series for the month of September.

Helen Cody's experience in the world of fashion spans almost three decades.Graduating in fashion and textiles from NCAD and then moving to Paris to work for French Vogue and Azzedine Alaia, she developed her skills as a leading stylist for fashion magazines, music videos, TV commercials and celebrities. Helen has worked extensively in London, Paris and New York for some of the world’s leading publications. 

Helen returned from London to Ireland in 2013 after five years and reestablished her fashion label, focusing her attention to the craft and detail she is renowned for. Using only the finest Italian and French silk, organza, cashmere and lace, her pieces are stunningly crafted, handmade, unique or limited edition, often taking many months to complete. 

Helen’s pieces have been exhibited at: The Royal College of Art, London; The Centre Culturel, Paris; The Solomon Gallery, Dublin; and Dublin Castle as the only fashion designer to be selected for the DCCOI PORTFOLIO series. 

She has dressed many Irish and International celebrities for the red carpet at the Oscar awards, Cannes Film Festival, The Tony Awards and numerous Irish and international premieres. 

A selection of Helen’s couture pieces will on display throughout September and a limited number of her archive pieces will be on sale from Só Collective from 1st September.


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