The Mad Hatter’s Party

28 Aug 2013

Images courtesy designer David O’Malley

Hat design by four of Ireland’s talented milliners will be on show at The Mad Hatters Party, hosted at the Church as part of Dublin Fashion Festival. The evening promises entertainment by the resident DJ and even the chance to win one of the pieces on show in a raffle.

The four milliners taking part in the fashion show are: David O’Malley Beginning his studies in NCAD, the National College of Art and Design, David O Malley developed a unique aesthetic within the avant-garde tradition. Through the manipulation of unconventional materials, David creates one-off designs which engage audiences with a world of excitement, danger and desire: “As a Textile Fashion designer I find I can exploit fabrics by manipulation techniques such as embellishing, burning, fusing and even creating the fabric itself.” Sarah McGahon After a stellar start in her business, Sarah has a small exclusive collection that is available to rent with the aim of making Haute Couture Millinery affordable and details can be found at her website.


Image courtesy designer Sarah McGahon

Aoife Harrison Dublin based milliner Aoife Harrison has been creating bespoke hats since 2008. Her eye-catching designs for bridal and race-day wear are inspired by nature, and often incorporating natural materials. Aoife aims for a classic simplicity, paired with just the right measure of eccentricity and her range includes showstopping fashion items and timeless classics to wear again and again. Pieces can be made to order according to a customer’s bespoke specifications.


Image courtesy designer Aoife Harrison

Laura Kinsella Laura Kinsella, another talented alumnui of the award winning and highly acclaimed Limerick School of Art & Design who debuted her bespoke millinery line in December 2012. Laura has been honing her skills around the globe, from Mexico under the watchful eye of designer Alejandra Quesada assisting with her Womenswear and Accessories Label to her most recent stint training under Phillip Tracey in London and two Irish milliners.


Image courtesy designer Laura Kinsella

Date – 5/09/13 at 6.30 Location – The Church, Jervis/ Mary Street, Dublin 1. All proceeds for this show will go to children’s charity Bee for Battens. Tickets are €10 and are available to purchase from The Church. For more information visit Dublin Fashion Festival or The Mad Hatters Fashion Show