Category: Interviews

Interview: We Are Islanders

Interview: We Are Islanders

Emily Maree discusses Irish influences, designing for men, creating stories through clothing and the future for We Are Islanders with Rosie O’Reilly, the Creative Designer of Irish brand We Are Islanders   When did you first decide you wanted to go into fashion design? I was lucky to have a mother who taught me what style

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olive cooper

Interview: Olive Cooper

Emily Maree discusses starting a brand from scratch, career-defining moments, the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, Wolf & Badger and celebrity clients with Olivia Martyn, the founder of new British luxury handbag brand Olive Cooper   When did you first decide you wanted to go into fashion design? I’ve always loved selling – particularly fashion. During my early

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niamh o'neill

Interview: Niamh O’Neill

Emily Maree discusses Viktor & Rolf, the Fashion Innovation Awards, Frank Gehry, NCAD and being Fashion Designer of the Year with talented international designer Niamh O’Neill   When did you first decide you wanted to go into fashion design? I have always wanted to be a designer and always saw myself doing what I’m doing

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rhona anne halford

Interview: Rhona Anne Halford

Emily Maree discusses Georgia O’Keeffe, Ted Baker, the Midlands Fashion Awards, London Fashion Week debuts and new collection ‘Portraits of Elegance’ with graduate fashion designer Rhona Anne Halford When did you first decide you wanted to go into fashion design? Having always been very creative from a young age – and with Art being my best

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alison mcevoy

Graduate Series: Alison McEvoy

Emily Maree discusses Tilda Swinton, trendsetting, LSAD and the National Tailoring Academy with new graduate designer Alison McEvoy When did you first decide you wanted to get into Fashion Design? I come from a design household – my parents have a kitchen design business so I was always making things as a child. I would

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emma manley

Interview: Emma Manley

Emily Maree discusses Paris Fashion Week, Kate Mara and Irish designers with internationally-renowned designer Emma Manley Emma Manley’s new collection is inspired by letting go of the past and going into the future. This A/W season, we’re shown the brave, gutsy side of the Manley woman. The colour palette mixes tones of teal and warm

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sinead doyle

Interview: Sinead Doyle

Emily Maree talks eponymous labels, Alexander McQueen, the National Tailoring Academy and style influences with designer and National Tailoring Academy course director Sinead Doyle   When did you first decide you wanted to get into fashion design? I’m a movie buff and was always fascinated with costume. This led me to think about what clothes

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maria lola roche

Interview: Maria Lola Roche

Name of Collection: Poetry of Dissection   “With this collection I explored my fascination with the form that all humans exist in till birth to death – a form that contributes to our identity and embodies the abstract. The visual focus was on certain parts of the body, in particular the ribcage. Exploring the ribcage’s negative

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natalie b coleman

Interview: Natalie B Coleman

When were your first thoughts about starting your own brand? It happened very fluidly. I started creating pieces and I put them up on the Not Just A Label site and was then invited to do a show in Berlin so I put a collection together. Susie Bubble wrote about my collection, I got my

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holly shortall illustration

Interview: Holly Shortall Illustration

Emily Maree talks Vogue, being retweeted by Kim Kardashian and following her dreams with popular illustrator Holly Shortall When and how did you start illustrating? A lot of people email me asking where I studied illustration, or how I ‘learned’ to draw but the truth is, it’s something I’ve been doing since I was physically

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