Meet The Maker

  1. Orla Kiely: Meet the Irish Designer Named Queen of Prints

    Orla Kiely with floral wall print

    When you combine ambition, drive and a strong work ethic with artistic vision, unique style and a nostalgia that will transcend all fashion fads, the result is Irish born designer Orla Kiely. Now based in London, Orla Kiely is a self-made international success story in the world of design that has gained a cult following across all corners of the globe and in the past has even been worn by fashion elites such as the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Hollywood star Scarlett Johanssen. 

     

    The woman behind the design is one of Ireland's national treasures in the realm of fashion and design, even earning herself the prestige of featuring her work on the Irish stamp as well as being the first Irish designer to have an exhibition dedicated to her at the Fashion

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  2. Meet the Makers Celebrating Women’s Day Every Day at Kilkenny Design

    irish makers and designers

    At Kilkenny Design, it’s women’s day every day just as it has been for over 50 years. Our beginnings as a shop that showcased the work of Irish craftspeople means that we have always had Irish talent and creativity at the heart of what we do. Their work inspires us and inspires our customers. We have championed the female entrepreneurs behind Ireland’s most well loved brands, often providing the first opportunity for them to showcase their creations in our shops across Ireland and on our international online store.

     

    We are proud to bring the imagination, passion and vision of amazing Irish women to our community, not just one day but every day of the year.

     

    Meet some of the many makers who inspire us at Kilkenny Design.

    Sabine Lenz Enibas Jewellery Designer

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