Helen Cody's experience in the world of fashion spans almost three decades. Graduating in fashion & textiles from NCAD, then moving to Paris to work for French Vogue & Azzedine Alaia, she developed her skills as a leading stylist for fashion magazines, music videos, TV commercials & celebrities. From 1 September, a selection of Helen’s couture pieces will on display & a limited number of her archive pieces will be on sale at Só Collective.
Born in Dublin, Danielle Romeril studied fashion in Limerick and the RCA, London. Since launching at London Fashion Week 2012, her womenswear label has won NEWGEN support awarded by the British Fashion Council and supported by Topshop for four consecutive seasons. Danielle’s designs explore brilliant fabric combinations and textures for a relaxed and vibrant aesthetic.
Irish based designer Kabira Allain roots her womenswear range in her Moroccan and French heritage. Inspired by architecture and landscape, her elegant creations are at once structured and flowing, finding light and definition in glimpses of bright colour.
Dublin based art and fashion house, We are Islanders' cultural narrative through womenswear and lifestyle products. Their designs reflect open horizons and rolling landscapes through form and silhouette, and are brought into being by local craftspeople.
Designer and painter Helen Steele creates digital limited edition prints from her hand-painted windblown artwork in rural Monaghan. Steele uses free flowing softly structured garments as a canvas for her strikingly-vivid prints.
Having sought similarly ethically-driven manufacturers in Nepal who shared her vision, Dubliner Sian Jacobs launched her knitwear label in 2008. She presents an offering of knitwear and scarves in tastefully created muted tones with the occasional burst of colour.
Dubliner Jill de Búrca's womenswear is guided by her past in embroidery and embellishment design. Digital silk printing and textured fabrics contrast the intricate embroidery and hand embellishment, creating a wearable collection with a sports luxe edge.
Known for a classic, minimal approach to design, Helen McAlinden emphasises style over fashion. The Belfast native underpins classic silhouettes with the finest quality fabrics while keeping her offering fresh with contemporary palettes and patterns.
Mariad Whisker is a Belfast-born Fashion and Textiles trained designer. She lectured at NCAD and Limerick School of Art before starting her own label in 1984. Her signature collections combine the angles of asymmetrical shapes with soft, flowing forms.
Emma Manley brings her love for tailoring, luxe street-wear and embellishment to her label. After honing her skills at Alexander McQueen in London, Emma focused on contemporary silhouettes and delicate detail. Fine fabrics and quality of production are central to Emma’s design and she combines innovative methods of laser cutting with time-honoured, hand-sewn and embellished detailing.
Umit Kutluk came to Dublin in 2007 bringing his graceful, minimal sense of tailoring. Designing from his Merrion Square atelier in Dublin, Kutluk uses distinctive cutting techniques and uniquely sources fine silks, lace, crepe and cashmere for his ready-to-wear and Haute Couture collections.
Founded in 2015 by printmaker Gráinne Finn and designer Hannah Mullan. TISSUE’s ready-to- wear hangs strong colour and patterned silk and tweed fabrics upon simple clean lines. TISSUE was awarded a Future Makers Emerging Practitioner Prize in their first year of business by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
Dubliner Ros Duke, trained in NCAD and Central St Martins in London before launching her knitwear brand in 2015. Along with a team of creative crafts people, Ros uses Italian cashmere, innovative stitching and vintage colour palettes to realise her distinctive designs.
Trained in New York’s Parsons School of Design, Zoë Carol returned to Ireland to create womenswear informed by economy of expression and confidence of execution. The Zoë Carol design language is spare, with uncomplicated tailoring conveying a minimal, timeless modernity and a neutral, organic colour palette.
Electronic Sheep are knitwear designers Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany. The Dubliners are first and foremost fashion and graphic designers, as evident from their bold tapestrylike collections. Renowned for their eclectic approach to design, the knitwear’s contemporary illustrations, bold colours and graphic patterns have been showcased at London Fashion Week and featured in Vogue.
Mother and daughter Nicola Orriss and Georgia Scott bring 18th century style back to Dublin’s streets with their alternative to outdoor rainproof clothing. The soles of the ‘Leggits’ and jacket fasteners are made from recycled inner tubes from local bike shops.
Liz Quin, formerly of successful Irish duo “Quin & Donnelly”, launched her own brand in 2013 informed by her love of clean tailored style and comfort. Her offering embraces vibrant fabrics and fresh contemporary palettes.
Fable and romance inform the design of Natalie B Coleman's fanciful womenswear. The latest collection 'Make Believe', guided by world of Enid Blyton, features hand drawn illustrations digitally printed on silk organza, embroidery, and pink jacquard.
NCAD graduate Deborah emerged from the commercial sector of the fashion industry to launch her own womenswear collection in 2001. Taking a fresh approach to classic feminine tailoring, Veale’s sleek designs use muted tones, lifted by subtle patterns, embellishments and contrasting fabrics.