Le 30 mai 2016, 08:38 dans Humeurs • 0
A Portrush designer, stylist and illustrator has been commissioned to create a new collection of her signature accessories range for Ireland’s most prestigious designer retail outlet, Brown Thomas.
Sara O’Neill, the brains behind luxury printed textiles range Éadach, will showcase her collection in the huge Dublin store as part of a special showcase of emerging Irish design talent.
Now in its sixth year, CREATE celebrates the extraordinary work of 20 designers across ready-to-wear, accessories, millinery and jewellery, cementing Brown Thomas as Ireland’s leading retailer for discovering and nurturing Irish design talent.
The designers who have been selected and mentored will now have the unique opportunity to sit alongside the world’s most prestigious labels at Grafton Street’s iconic store.
Sara, a fashion graduate from the University of Ulster, has combined two of her passions - fashion and art - with her love of the North Coast to create a range of luxury printed textiles.
The Éadach range is also influenced by Ireland’s cultural heritage and myths such as the Children of Lir and the Pirate Queen, passed down to her by her grandparents.
The designs blend Sara’s signature pencil drawings with abstract imagery and coastal colours to create richly coloured, limited edition silk or linen scarves, kimonos and dresses.
For the Brown Thomas CREATE project, Sara was asked to design an exclusive collection, which features four brand new prints, influenced by the coastline around her native Portrush and Kinbane Castle. The collection will be available in Brown Thomas from July 5.
Sara, who is also well-known locally as a leading fashion stylist, said she was thrilled to have been invited to showcase her designs in the luxurious Dublin store.
“I see having my designs in Brown Thomas as the ultimate accolade in Irish fashion,” she said.
“It’s a huge privilege to have my designs sitting under the same roof as Isabel Marant, JW Anderson, Vivienne Westwood, and so many other designers that I admire.
"I am so passionate about Irish culture, our beautiful coastline and our tradition for storytelling and this has been the driving force and inspiration behind Éadach.
"Having heard many of these stories as a child while staying with my grandparents in Dublin, I feel like it’s kind of come full circle, now having the final product, the silk scarves, in Dublin’s most prestigious store.”Read more at:bridesmaid dresses