I create an ever-growing collection of clothing inspired by the simple beauty of the Irish landscape and by the style and stories of the past. My work is based around the values I hold in everyday life – the idea that less is more, and that investing in quality and authentic design will enrich the daily life of an individual.
I was born and raised by the sea in Ireland and now live with my family in the Hudson valley in upstate New York. I choose to work with materials that recall home, enabling me to maintain a close connection to the rich heritage of craft in Ireland; in particular Donegal tweed, Irish linen, Scottish cashmere and English Ventile cotton – fabrics that are steeped in tradition, hard-wearing and long-lasting. Each garment is carefully produced by hand from a small workshop in New York city and the knitwear is knitted on hand knitting machines in Dublin, Ireland. The shapes are simple, classic, modern and relaxed – seasonless pieces that reflect the plain beauty of well made things, to be worn and loved for decades to come.