Meet the Finalists – The 2020 Irish Fashion Innovation Awards

The 2020 Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, hosted by Goldenegg Productions, will present a spectacular showcase from Ireland’s most promising designers at The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway.


The show will feature the most exciting Irish design talent across a range of disciplines – fashion, millinery, jewellery and accessories. Many of the designers featured in the past have already established themselves in markets as diverse as New York, Ibiza and London.

These awards continually aspire to showcase the most cutting-edge designers to an incredibly fashion conscious audience and are recognised as a launching pad for Ireland’s most talented fashion creatives. This year, a selection of aspiring designers, including students from fashion colleges throughout the country, will showcase their innovative creations as finalists in the following categories:


Accessory Designer of the Year 2020 

The 2020 Accessories category will feature accessory designs from the following artists and designers:

Landa Bags

Sarah Swan Dublin

My Name Is Ted

Jewellery Designer of the Year 2020

The 2020 Jewellery category will feature the following distinguished jewellers, each with a very different aesthetic:

Emer Roberts

By Sandia

Rothlu by Frances McGonigle

Genevieve Howard

Millinery Designer of the Year 2020 –Sponsored by The Galmont Hotel & Spa

The 2020 Millinery category will include the following designers:

Laura Hanlon

Ailish McElroy

Deb Fanning

Aoife Harrison

Fashion Designer of the Year 2020 –Sponsored by Komandor Galway

The fashion collections to feature in this category include:

The Dualist

Colin Burke

Riona Treacy

Charlotte Lucas

Colin Horgan

Helen Hayes

Ones to Watch –Sponsored by Brown Thomas

This section of the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards will include daring and proactive presentations from the following designers:

Leyo Yoga

Aoife McNamara


Student Designer of the Year  –Sponsored by Local Enterprise Galway

Eight colleges from all over Ireland will compete including National College of Art and Design, Griffith College, Ulster University, St. Angela’s College, Letterkenny IT, Limerick School of Art and Design, Mallow College of Design and Tailoring and Galway Technical Institute.

We will have a special guest finalé featuring Irish designer Sarah Murphy.

With very special thanks to our drinks sponsor The Wine Buff Galway, hair sponsor Barrys Hair Studio and make-up sponsor Nars Makeup at Brown Thomas.

Keep an eye on the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards Facebook page for more to come: IFIA FACEBOOK

Purchase your exclusive ticket to the 2020 Irish Fashion Innovation Awards here – IFIA 20