My Creative Journey......

· AWARDS:

  •   Winner - Best Hat Galway Races 2017

  •  Winner - Irish Fashion Innovation Awards Millinery Designer of the Year 2017

  • Winner - Champion Hat, Punchastown Races September 2016

  • Winner - River Island/Accessories Four Competition – Hat Design produced and sold in River Island Stores.·

  • Second Prize - Peter Jones Ascot Competition – Hat sold in Peter Jones store, Slone Square.·

  • Shortlisted - Felt Hat Competition in association with Worshipful Company of Feltmakers of London.·

  • Semi-Finalist – Hat Designer of Year Competition in association with The Hat Magazine London/Paris 2007 & 2012.·

  • Finalist Cavan Business Awards 2015

  • Member of Council of Irish Fashion Designers and Craft & Design Council of Ireland

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Ian Bennett – Workroom and Shop assistant – Oxo Tower, London.·

  • Noel Stewart – Working in studio helping to make hats for London Fashion Week and Private Clients including Alison Goldfrapp – Chelsea London·

  • Clements Ribeiro – Production assistant for two seasons London Fashion Week.​

  • Caroline Mitchel Knitwear - Machine Knitting garments in Caroline’s Studio – Limerick, Ireland.

  • Topshop Oxford Circus – Top Level Sales Advisor/Supervisor Accessories Department.

 

COLLABORATIONS:

  • Collaboration Cadburys Ireland – Designing and creating a Hat/Headpiece based on the Cadbury Bubbly Bar for a Sting/Ad for TV3’s Xpose.·

  • Collaboration Pfizer/Bloom In The Park – Designing and creating 4 Hats/Headpieces for Pfizer, sponcers of Bloom In The Park·

  • Collaboration with River Island and Accessories 4

  • Collaboration with Peter Jones, Slone Square, London and Ascot

  • Theatrical Millinery – The Gainsborough Hat.·

 

EDUCATION:

  • Distinction in Millinery Design – Kensington and Chelsea College – Chelsea London·

  • Millinery Design – Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design – London·​

  • Fashion Design – Limerick School of Art and Design - Ireland

 

PRESS:

  • Front page The Sunday Times, Image Magazine, The Hat Magazine, The Evening Herald, U Magazine, Prudence Magazine, The Sun, The Mirror, The Irish Times, The Angelo Celt, The Sunday Independent, The Sunday Business Post, Social and Personal Magazine .·

  • Interviews on TV3 Xpose, Dave Fanning RTE Radio 1, Ryan Tuberty RTE Radio 1, Bobby Kerr Newstalk.·

  • Business Casestudy for National Women’s Enterprise Day 2013.·

 

TEACHING MILLINERY - CLASSES:

  • Irish School of Millinery/The Feathered Milliner, Dublin

  • Cavan VEC

  • Meath VEC

  • Monaghan Museum

  • Clones Library



 

Davina Lynch