Galway Designer Róisín Dockry specialises in luxury slow fashion. She is currently working from her studio in Barcelona where she creates bespoke feminine pieces with unique statement silhouettes and elegant compositions that empower the wearer and inspire confidence. Róisín has always found inspiration in her surroundings and in her personal experiences, with strong references to nostalgic memories such as her grandmother, who shared the same creative passion for hand making garments. From the traditional boats of her home town Galway to her current experiences in the creative city of Barcelona, Róisín’s artistic environment continuously influences her creations. 

Describe yourself in three words: 

Kind, positive and creative

What is something our readers might not know about you? 

Before studying fashion design, I studied Midwifery at NUI Galway for two years. I enjoyed learning to be a midwife, but I always had a passion for art and design, and eventually, I made the brave decision to change direction. Ultimately, my creative passion took over, and I knew I was making the right decision to switch careers and study Fashion Design at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. 

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

My proudest accomplishment is honestly taking the leap to create my own clothing collection. Leaving a stable job during the global pandemic to pursue designing my garments was the scariest yet best decision I have ever made. @roisindockrydesign 

Read the full interview with Róisín Dockry in our new July/ August Issue of GALWAYnow magazine, on shelves now.