Irish fashion designers to watch in 2021

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The judges were blown away by the talented fashion entries in the Irish Made Awards 2021. Here are the incredible finalists

There are some stunning Irish fashion brands committed to manufacturing here in Ireland, and our judges had the tough task of whittling down this shortlist. Here are the exciting made-in-Ireland fashion brands that are turning heads for all the right reasons.

Caoimhe Murphy Design

Caoimhe Murphy Design is a luxury womenswear label designed and made by hand by Caoimhe in Dublin. Launched in April 2021, the brand has gained recognition for its luxurious, sustainable materials, certified silks and upcycled leather.

Cobbler’s Lane

Monica Walsh designs feminine and romantic pieces that are ethically made in her Wexford studio. Taking inspiration from the bohemian styles of the 60s and 70s, each piece is designed to be timeless and worn season after season.

Colin Horgan

In 2020, fashion designer Colin Horgan took a leap and moved his entire production from London to his native Kerry, where all patterns, prototypes and final garments are made. His avant-garde clothing has gained a strong customer base in London, LA, Germany, South Korea and Amsterdam.


Darcybow makes Communion dresses that build on the Irish family tradition of passing on these precious heirlooms. Designed and handmade in Ireland, each dress is packaged beautifully in a signature memory box so it can be treasured for years to come.

Debbie Millington

Specialising in silk, this brand creates bespoke 100% soft natural silk pyjamas. Designed by Debbie in her Dublin studio, the fabrics are printed by a small UK factory before being returned to Dublin where a small team of seamstresses construct the pyjamas and eye masks to an impeccable standard.


Founder Faye Anna Rochford designs every FeRí piece in her studio in Wexford. The 100% Irish-made capsule collection Sona features easy-to-wear silhouettes, that combine a collage of Irish linen with upcycled and deadstock fabrics.

IrelandsEye Knitwear

The Kindred Collection comprises sweaters, cardigans, tanks and wraps that are designed, created and hand-finished in Ireland. Each knit is made from a wool/cotton/cashmere/silk mix and from a colour palette inspired by Irish nature.

Jerusha Marley

Jerusha Marley is a fashion and accessories brand based in Sligo. The silk kimonos and dresses are created with sustainability in mind, using antique and vintage Indian saree fabrics. Each piece is unique and instantly striking.

Kindred of Ireland

Designer Amy Anderson started Kindred of Ireland in 2018, with the aim of combining expert local craftsmanship with a functional yet graceful aesthetic. The brand creates Irish linen womenswear using quilting, smocking and Irish crocheting.

Laoise Carey Studio

Laoise Carey Studio is a luxury womenswear label established in 2020. Each piece is handcrafted in her studio in Tipperary, using vintage, antique and upcycled textiles. She also incorporates Irish-made textiles like linen and tweed in her collections.

Laura Chambers

Laura Chambers creates hand-loomed cashmere pieces in Dublin, with each piece given a twist with unusual block colour combinations and individual details. This 100% Irish brand employs local knitters and is passionate about supporting a local tradition.

Native Denim

Native Demin manufactures premium, handmade jeans in Dublin. The denim is manufactured by top sustainable mills around the world, before it is cut, made and finished in Dublin, where the jeans are sold direct to the consumer.


Belfast designer Ruedi Maguire along with her small team creates annual capsule collections made in Northern Ireland. Each piece is designed to be worn forever, and includes reworked staples such as the classic white shirt, tuxedo trouser and leather.

To The Stars

Holly-Rose Twomey’s luxury Irish knitwear brand consists of unique and eclectic pieces made in Co Cork. Offering a funky take on traditional knitwear, each piece uses 100% wool or 100% cotton that has been naturally dyed.

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