From MOM To MOMA – Contemporary Irish Fashion

Sunday, December 03 2017.  McGrorys of Culfaff, Co. Donegal

Time: 2pm | Admission: €5

with Patricia Mc Crossan (Galway Now, Irish Fashion Innovation Awards), Thomas Mc Laughlin (Tadáis) and Edel Mac Bride.

Fashion editor Patricia Mc Crossan, local designers and producers Thomas Mc Laughlin and Edel Mac Bride discuss the time, cost and routes to market in contemporary Irish fashion and how tradition has influenced and finally found its place on the international fashion stage.

Patricia Mc Crossan

Patricia Mc Crossan is founder of the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards and Galway Business Skills Development Ltd. She is also Managing director of Goldenegg Productions, publishers of galwaynow.com and WeddingsNow. She has extensive business experience in the fields of fashion design, commercial management, retail, event management and publishing, as well as an extensive portfolio of contacts in the areas of design, pr and media.

Edel Mac Bride

As a fashion designer Edel Mac Bride’s early collections were a reflection of new possibilities for Donegal tweed, a fabric first developed in the North West of Ireland. Today, the family business hand knits and hand looms sweaters, cardigans, wraps and accessories from locally spun wools and merino wools, self-retailing and supplying to collectors for over twenty years. In addition the company hosts international visitors for high end learning workshops at its Donegal studio.

Thomas Mc Laughlin

Thomas McLaughlin is the founder of Tadáias Premium Cycling Apparel, which provides the finest cycling clothing and accessories, both on & off the bike. Thomas has worked as a Fashion Designer for world famous designer John Rocha for 8 years, designing collections for London Fashion Week catwalk shows. In doing so has gained a wealth of knowledge in fabric, tailoring and design.