Galway-based milliner Fiona Mangan’s innovative Ready-to-Wear and Couture collections feature classic headpieces with bold character. Using bright colour blocking, lace, beading and statement spiralling, Fiona creates a strong, feminine aesthetic.
Sisters Geraldine and Helen Kane create clean lines and graphic shapes in silver and gold. Based between Belfast and Tokyo, their collections are a fusion of Irish storytelling and Japanese-inspired aesthetics. The themes within the collections reflect Ireland’s natural beauty and tradition of storytelling while the pared-back, simple aesthetic is influenced Japanese appreciation of simplicity
within design and respect for quality materials and craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade in Ireland and beautifully presented in high quality Japanese packaging.
Donegal born Pauric Sweeney's background in architecture is seen in the clean lines of his luxury handbag collections. His designs are further defined by bold colours and metallics, Italian leather and textured surfaces.
Maria Dorai-Raj is a contemporary jeweller producing gold and silver sculptural designs from her studio in Cork, Ireland. Originally trained in ceramics and design, Maria honed her skills as a goldsmith in the Alchimia School in Florence. Her eclectic Irish-Indian heritage is reflected in modern design fused with traditional craftsmanship.
Mr. Jenks specialises in 100 per cent silk and linen rolled hemmed pocket squares in classic, elegant and modern patterns and colours. Offering a carefully curated selection, they hope to reintroduce the pocket square to the wardrobe of today’s gentleman.
A Gemological Institute of America (GIA) trained gemologist based in Dublin, Natasha’s designs begin with the individually selected precious gems she sources on her travels. Chosen by colour vividness and quality, the individual character of each gemstone is considered when creating every piece. Natasha uses solid gold and sterling silver in her metal work.
Honing his craft between Ireland and Italy, Maurice Clarke - The Merchant of Florence, creates unique footwear inspired by fables, myth and folklore from both countries. The cloth used to fashion these slippers is woven in Como, Italy using a metallic jacquard technique developed in Renaissance Florence.
Milliner Laura Kinsella creates striking angular, abstract hats, headpieces and accessories in her Dublin studio. Since embarking in 2013 the label has won Breakthrough Designer of the Year 2014 and in 2015 was chosen to exhibit at London Fashion Week.
Women’s footwear designer Liam Fahy uses the finest Italian tanneries to realise his distinct style and each shoe bears his nickel sole signature. Liam’s diverse design experience and unusual conceptual vision as won the praise of Manolo Blahnik and the British Fashion Council’s NewGen Award.
Dublin based milliner Martha Lynn creates striking, handmade headwear while adhering to traditional elements of the craft. Trained in London by Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones, Martha’s designs use both bold, graphic patterns and ethereal, feminine forms and palettes.
Martina Hamilton creates unique handmade jewellery collections with her small team of goldsmiths in Sligo. The landscape and ancient heritage of the Sligo region inspire her designs and collections, such as ‘oyster pearl’ and ‘shore’. Martina won Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Best New Jewellery Product Award 2015.
Dublin based Alison Conneely uses design to explore her home, Faul in the West of Ireland and examine the notion of geology as mythology. Her elegant and modernist collections use a luxury heritage fabrics; a bainín tweed, hessian, deep velvet, linen, and mohair.
Eugene and Anke McKernan weave scarves on 19th century Hattersley looms in their County Clare workshop, This bygone technique leaves a woven selvedge on each scarf and reflects their values of sustainable quality and design.
Melissa’s jewellery career debuted when chosen by Liberty of London to spearhead their global Millennium jewellery campaign. Influenced by world events as well as personal and cultural history, her jewellery embodies timeless elegance and a distinct playful mix of texture and colour.
Jewellery label Scribble & Stone by designer Jenny Kiernan offers wearable costume pieces and precious metals. Contrast is a key theme; draping soft textiles with hard geometric lines and mixing textures such as leather, metal, gemstones, Italian cut glass, rubber and laser cut perspex.
Ronan Hanna refreshes his family tradition in Donegal tweed with Hata. Using locally spun luxury mohair and merino wool, Hata designs custom woven tweed. These earthy coloured weaves are then handcrafted to produce honest tweed hats with a contemporary character.
Eager to create an Irish handmade collection of children’s clothes and accessories, Lucy Clarke found local craftspeople to produce her designs. Using materials like Donegal tweed, crisp Irish linen, alpaca wool and the finest merino, Elks designs reflect Irish cultural history and landscapes.
Filled with the landscape of her native Co. Clare, O’Connor interprets Irish tradition and historicism through her own personal awakening. Trained by some of the leading lights of millinery, her hats have been worn by a broad range of celebrities from Lady Gaga to Finbar Furey. Collections range from eclectic haute couture to event and occasionwear.
Inner Island is a collection of refined jewellery creations by Cork-born
jeweller Gemma O’Leary. Graphic shapes and warbled textures give nuance
to her simple designs. Gemma uses sterling silver or heavily plated 18
carat gold, accented with ethically sourced black diamonds.
Taking inspiration from the rugged beauty and ever-evolving landscapes of the Aran Islands, The Little Yarn Company creates Aran knits for kids with a contemporary twist. Jumpers and socks, hats and cardigans are all knitted using authentic Aran stitches but restyled, reworked and reinvigorated to make them comfy and cosy for little folk who love to take on big adventures.