Clare O'Connor comes from a background in Graphic Design & Fine Art. She wanted to create ways in which to earn a living solely from her creative practice so while living in Venice she decided to explore the possibility of creating a brand of wearable art based on her abstract paintings. She returned home in 2017 & launched her brand at Showcase in January 2018.
Her scarves have a beautiful finish, stunning colour-ways & come in bespoke packaging. In November 2018 her packaging was shortlisted in the Irish Print Awards in the Luxury Packaging section and in 2019 she was a finalist for the Accessory Designer of the Year in the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, & a finalist for the New Business Category in the Meath Style Awards. From her studio in Co. Meath, Clare designs her accessories using her vibrant paintings for the basis of her designs. Her paintings & prints are striking, colourful, positive and energetic and aim to up lift the viewer and as a result her scarves & accessories will really appeal to customers who enjoy & appreciate art, luxury & living a positive authentic lifestyle.