My Favourite Irish Designers

I love being a milliner and designing my own hats. One of the wonderful things about being an Irish designer is other Irish Designers I have come across and worked with. Some of these designers I love to wear and others I really admire! Here is a list of my favourite designers! Let me know who your favourite designers are!!


Turkish born Umit has his atelier on Merrion Square in Dublin where he creates the most beautiful collections. A graduate of the Grafton Academy his collections are best known for its hand-crafted, tailored, beautifully constructed Ready To Wear. His collections showcase the diverse and detailed techniques used by Kutluk to create a new interpretation of minimal chic.

I recently wore one of his dresses to a wedding and I just loved it! Below is a picture of me in it!

Umits designs have been worn on many red carpet but his collection is best known for the elegant dresses for those going to a wedding or a special event.

Check out his website here:



Mairead de Blaca is from Cork and based in Dublin. She is an artist and also creates beautiful jewellery. Her designs are organic and inspired by nature. Her jewellery is available in Gold and Silver and she has beautiful collections such as Irish Mountains, I still get butterflies, I am dreaming and You have my heart.

Each collection has necklaces at different lengths, bracelets, earrings, rings, and even cufflinks.


Mairead de Blaca Jewellery is available in selected Kilkenny Stores, Carrig Donn and several boutiques around Ireland and abroad.

Also check out Mairead de Blaca artwork. Here is the link to her website:




Heidi Higgins graduated from NCAD and established her own label.

Heidi presents a chic & contemporary label that is sensitive to emerging trends, designing luxurious timeless pieces for the modern woman. Heidi’s skillful tailoring techniques paired with canny detailing identify with current catwalks while always retaining her unique aesthetic.

Heidi has a boutique in Portlaoise town where customers can browse her collection and she is also stocked in boutiques across the country.

The labels motto represents the “Heidi” look perfectly- “elegance with a twist”.



This season Heidi has launched online shop where customers can browse her full collection.  Check it out here:


Who are your favourite Irish Designers?!


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