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.
Rose Rankin makes limited run sneakers that are all handcrafted. The aim with each collection is to bring statement sneakers for work or weekend. The brand is characterised by sleek design and subtle detailing, combined with a love of colour and texture, apparent in unusual fabric selections. Rose Rankin weaves retro with the new to bring bold pieces that are both luxurious and everyday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emily Jean studied millinery at the London College of Fashion and following this she trained in London with renowned milliners Louis Mariette and Dillon Wallwork, before going to Paris to work at Mayson Michel, the official millinery house of Chanel. Her background and experience has defined her signature hat couture style, highlighting a passion for working with diverse materials and embellishing her designs with jewels, crystals and handmade brooches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For almost two decades Dublin based designer Paula Rowan has devoted her career to luxury leather goods. Using only the finest of leathers and traditional glovemaking techniques. Paula's attention to detail and commitment to quality is at the forefront of her
work. It is with time and wear that these pieces truly come into their own as the leather softens to conform to the wearers' hand.