Brown Thomas celebrates the best of Irish fashion, craft and design with more than 50 designers and makers in the fifth instalment of Create.
Create is back in 2015 for its fifth and biggest instalment yet. The celebration and showcase of Irish innovation and design talent is taking place across Brown Thomas stores, on each level of the Grafton Street store with smaller pop-ups in the Cork, Limerick and Galway outlets.
It’s the biggest Create programme to date with over 50 designers, innovators, makers and craftspeople involved. The aim of the event is to shine a spotlight on our indigenous design talent and some of the designers being featured include Richard Malone, Mariad Whisker, Natalie B. Coleman, Jill de Burca Rebecca Marsden, Ros Duke, knitwear designer Derek Lawlor and footwear designer Rose Rankin. Jewellery designers include Vivien Walsh Maria Dorai Raj and Blaithin Ennis. And take your hats off for Create’s four milliners: Aisling Ahern, Laura Kinsella, Michael Mullins and Davina Lynch.
In menswear, there’s Ireland’s only blocked felt and straw-hat manufacturer, John Shevlin, and the shirting brand Smyth & Gibson.
Fashion aside, Create will also feature Irish glassmakers, ceramicists, potters, perfumers, bookbinders, furniture designers and lighting designers.
Throughout July and August there will also be opportunities to meet the various designers and makers in-store to learn more about their work.
The Create collection will feature alongside the regular stock: menswear designers are in the basement, jewellery on the ground floor, NCAD and emerging fashion on the first floor, fashion and millinery on the second floor and the makers can be found on the top floor. The Create collection is also available to shop online.
From accessories, to furniture to homewares and fashion this year’s Create promises to be both a celebration of Irish talent and a special shopping experience.
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All images courtesy Brown Thomas Press Gallery