Claire O’Connor who has been personally acknowledged my Michelle Obama made a grand entry into fashion on graduating from the Grafton Academy, having received 2 Young Designer of the Year awards and valuing experience within the industry she spent a number of years working with it’s big names including Pauric Sweeney. In addition Claire studied fashion buying and merchandising before branching out on her own.
Ireland’s top TV personalities and celebrities including Victoria Smurfit, Síle Seoige, Bláithnaid Ní Chofaigh, Kathryn Thomas, Gráinne Seoige and Jean Byrne are all fans of Claire O’Connor. In 2010 she dressed Ireland’s entry for the Eurovision song contest final.In 2011 Claire was chosen as ‘The Best of Irish’ to present a full catwalk show at Vancouver Fashion Week to showcase Spring/Summer 2012. Claire travels regularly to New York and has worked with some of the cities leading fashion photographers, and works closely with the Miss Universe stylist.
Claire O’Connor signature is a romantic expressionism which is founded on a very disciplined structure which celebrates the female form. She is a past master at cutting on the bias and is committed to print which is always at the core of her collections. She mixes textures like leather and chiffon. The wearer of a Claire O’Connor will need little in the line of accessories.Claire’s vivacious and deluxe designs embody a modern interpretation of classic lines, created for the glamorous and sophisticated woman. Carefully sourced fabric, precision cutting and labour intensive attention to detail intertwine to become her signature. This is luxurious ready to wear.
‘Claire is an originator, creating unique clothing. Her style stamp
is a cross between Jean Paul Gautier and Christian Lacroix”
”Dublin shopping must: Philip Treacy, John Rocha, Louise Kennedy, Claire O’Connor”