2019 Award Sponsors
Meet the 2019 Winners & Finalists
Fashion Designer of the Year
Sponsor: The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway
WINNER: Katie Ann McGuigan
Katie Ann McGuigan
Alanagh Clegg for Four Threads
Anne Behan for the Aine Collection
Jewellery Designer of the Year
Sponsor: Hartmanns of Galway
WINNER: Emer Roberts
Emma Jane Champley
Student Designer of the Year
Sponsor: Local Enterprise Office Galway
WINNER: Holly Rose Twomey Limerick School of Art & Design
National College of Art & Design
Limerick School of Art & Design
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Ulster University/Belfast School of Art
Millinery Designer of the Year
Sponsor: Gate Dental Clinic
WINNER: Ashleigh Myles
Accessories Designer of the Year
WINNER: Rita White
Ones to Watch
Sponsor: Brown Thomas
Alla by Alla Sinkevich
Arvydas by Arvydas Zapivalovas
Overall Irish Innovation Awards Winner
Sponsor: WELLA Professionals
The Perfect Ten – Unique Irish Design Showcase
Last year’s winner and a former ‘One To Watch’, Sarah is regarded as one of the most creative fashion designers working in Ireland today. Angela Scanlon wore one of her pieces on for her appearance on the Late Late Show in London.
Katie O’Riordan (Theo+George)
A designer who creates young and contemporary wardrobe pieces with an international appeal.
A milliner and textile designer who has worked on film and tv productions including Game Of Thrones.
A former winner in the fashion category of The Irish Fashion Innvovation Awards and creator of one of the most elegant Irish labels. She recently showed in London in a gala show in aid of the London Irish Centre.
Sara O’Neill for Éadach
Sara creates her own prints and translates them into ‘must have’ silk scarves, wraps, kimonos as well as applying them to vintage leather jackets.
A gifted goldsmith who demonstrates her extraordinary skill in using precious metals, exquisite diamonds and gemstones in her jewellery design.
Carla Johnson for Mona Swims
Carla’s designs have featured at New York Fashion Week in 2018 with her internationally renowned swimwear and cruise collections. She sells in several elegant international cities and resorts including New York, London, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Ibiza, Turcs & Caicos Islands.
An innovative milliner who balances creativity, skill, elegance and premium quality in her award winning designs.
Deirdre Duffy for Wild Cocoon
A textile designer with a unique ability to combine colours and textures in a mesmeric expression of Irish fashion and craft.
A multi award-winning jewellery designer who sells on both sides of the Atlantic. Her exclusive handmade technique has captured the imagination of a host of celebrities. She lists Cheryl Cole, Nicole Scherzinger and Una Healy as clients.
Celebrating the Most Innovative Irish Design
Highlights of The 2019 Irish Fashion Innovation Awards
March 15th at The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway