Designer: Clare O'Connor
Wearable Art & Wellness inspired brand full of colour, energy & positivity. Clare is hugely into self-development, finding & following our own unique path & accessing the creativity we all have innately. Her aim is to create a brand that empowers us to be ourselves.
About Clare O'Connor
Clare O'Connor is based in Meath & comes from a background in Design Communications & Visual Arts Practice. After spending some time living abroad in Berlin & Venice, she decided to combine & hone all of her creative skills & disciplines to create a brand of luxury wearable art. She launched in January 2018 at Showcase taking inspiration from her art practice, primarily her abstract paintings, creating a collection of luxury 100% silk & Cashmere/model scarves. She has since broadened her collection over the past three years to include a mens' collection & a further range of styles.
Clare has been shortlisted for Best Luxury Packaging in the Irish Print Awards 2018, Accessory Designer of the Year 2019 in the IFA Awards, Best New Business in the Meath Style Awards 2019, Best Retail/Fashion in the National Start-up Awards 2019 & currently Best Accessories in the MSA 2020.
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I work organically & tend to use different elements such as collage, paint, pigments & resin. My paintings evolve slowly by layering & juxtaposing different elements against each other, dripping & pulling paint, using complimentary & contrasting colours & using translucent paint layering techniques. I then take photographs of my paintings & sometimes use them directly or I further layer & experiment with them in photoshop to create my designs.