Designer: Bernie Murphy
- Co. Donegal
Bernie Murphy, Irish designer who explores the creative functionality of traditional Irish tweeds. She develops new contemporary and innovative approaches to fashion design to identify interesting compositional arrangements in her Donegal Tweed Collection.
About Bernie Murphy
Bernie Murphy is from Inishowen, Co. Donegal. She grew up in a family in which traditional sewing and knitting skills were valued and at a time when the textile industry was still a major provider of employment throughout the north west.
Bernie trained in pattern-making and cutting and worked as a garment technologist for a major manufacturer; this experience has given her an in-depth understanding of fabrics and garment structure.
Each garment is an expression of luxury and style in contemporary Irish fashion and textile design. Imagined, designed and handcrafted in Donegal, Ireland.
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Living in the dramatic landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way, Bernie is influenced by the colours and textures which surround her, and translates these influences into her garments, which combine drama and sophistication.
Irish Made is not just a phrase to Bernie, it’s a promise.