Ciara Silke
Ciara Silke

Designer: Ciara Silke

  • Fashion
  • Co. Galway

The Ciara Silke style combines wearable artistic prints with luxurious fabrics to create a uniquely elegant product. The Brand consists of luxury silk twill and cashmere scarves. I always try to juxtapose bold graphic imagery with soft lightweight fabrics.

Ciara Silke Story

About Ciara Silke

I’ve always loved to draw and paint. Art is my passion. Colour, texture, pattern. I realised the possibilities of art meeting fashion while in NCAD. The key moment to my mind was when I visited the Musée des Arts Décoratifs - a museum of the decorative arts and design in Paris where there was a textile exhibition. The work was fascinating and meticulous. Artists had hand painted fabrics before constructing them into perfect works of art. The place was alive with brightly painted ball-gowns. It was hugely inspiring; l will never forget it.

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by Ciara Silke

With its delicate stem and smooth florets this stylized daisy is skewed towards the edge of the design. Throughout history, the daisy has been featured in myth, literary works and legend. The name originates from the Anglo Saxon word meaning “day’s eye.” The name is appropriate since the flower opens in the morning. Some other descriptive names for the daisy are; Moon Pennies, Mary’s Star, and Priest’s Collar.

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A classic floral print of the Gladiolus flower. This tall elegant bud was also known as the “lilies of the field”. This scarf is filled with a scatter of dancing polka dots.100% silk twill scarf.

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Yuri is the Japanese name for the Lily. Two prominent Lily flowers dominate the silk canvas.This floral print is inspired by avantgarde Japanese wood block prints.The design is inspired by the native Lily of Japan, with its bowl-shaped flowers, petals and crimson spots. The flowers are fragrant and feminine. As featured in The Irish Examiner magazine, The Irish Times magazine and The Sunday Business Post.

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fan shaped dainty flower with square stems. Soft splashes of colour throughout. A flower with a fragrant lavender scent that blooms from mid-summer until autumn frost.

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Damp grasslands are transformed by meadow buttercups as they hold up their satiny flowers to the sun. An oversized graphic print reminiscent of a childhood in the Irish countryside. As featured in Tatler Magazine, and The Sunday Life magazine. Dimensions 90x90cm

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An all-over scatter of garden treasures confined by a fence-like border of prickly daisies. Best selling design as featured in British Vogue , The Irish Times magazine and Social and Personal Magazine. Materials 100% silk twill Dimensions 90x90cm

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Discover more about Ciara Silke

I work with a variety of materials - inks , dyes , oils , pens . Mixed media has always been very important to me and helps me figure out the textures in the work. Layering and scanning of works can be an important aspect to the process . Once designs are edited we move to production and the luxury silk is finished in Galway .