I am a Galway based designer specialising in millinery creating hats, headpieces, masks and turbans for ladies. All my pieces are handmade in my atelier in Galway City.
I studied for my degree in Fashion Design in the Limerick School of Art & Design specialising in knitwear and leather for my final collection. After college I went on to work in Manhattan with design house Regatta USA, who own brands like Nicola Miller and Simply Vera, gaining experience in mass market design. When I returned to Ireland I began a 4 year role with property experts Savills where I worked as the commercial teams Retail Fashion Advisor travelling between the London and Dublin offices advising on emerging European and International brands. It was during my travels around Europe observing new and exciting designers that I realised my passion to be in retail and design myself and set out on beginning my journey to set up my own business.
Interning with Philip Treacy in 2009 I had the opportunity to work on collaborations with Valentino as well as creations for the Royal Family. It was an amazing experience and one that paved the way for my creative journey.
These are my hats, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have making them!