A fashionable pairing: Susannagh Grogan's scarves & Madigan's knits

Photo of A fashionable pairing: Susannagh Grogan's scarves & Madigan's knits
Handknitted cashmere 'Fionn' Aran sweater. Madigan. €1,200. Silk scarves. Susannagh Grogan. From €200.

Silk scarf designer Susannagh Grogan and knitwear designer Elaine Madigan recently paired up to showcase their designs in one photo shoot and the result is a wonderful celebration for the senses - from tactile cashmere knits to vibrant colourful patterns - two designers whose work marries beautifully in order to produce the perfect antidote to winter chills and darkness.

This year Susannagh Grogan celebrates her 10th year of business. During this time she has been celebrated by the media both as a designer and as a business person and her designs have been worn by fashion lovers and celebrities alike - drawn to her ever-changing palette of colours, her vibrant patterns and her illustrative style.

Photo of A fashionable pairing: Susannagh Grogan's scarves & Madigan's knits
Long 'Ikat Blue' silk scarves. Susannagh Grogan. €200. Handknitted 'Siofra' open collar Aran sweater. Madigan. €1,250.

Susannagh Grogan's scarves have been gifted to luminaries such as Michelle Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsberg and she has won many prizes too over the past ten years including Accessory Designer of the Year at The Fashion Innovation Awards and winning several times in the New Product category at the esteemed Showcase event which takes place annually at the RDS in Dublin each Spring.

Photo of A fashionable pairing: Susannagh Grogan's scarves & Madigan's knits
Cashmere turtleneck sweater. Madigan. €495. 'Grey Floral Cluster' silk scarf. Susannagh Grogan. €90.

Susannagh Grogan's silk scarves can be found online via her website and she is also stocked in Brown Thomas and Arnotts - two of Ireland's premier shopping destinations - where her scarves stand up against competition from such international brands as Fendi, Armani, Alexander McQueen and Lauren Ralph Lauren.

"Both Madigan and Susannagh Grogan brands produce small qualities of classic fashion pieces with longevity" - Susannagh Grogan.

This season Susannagh Grogan and Elaine Madigan of Elaine Madigan Cashmere teamed up to showcase their work in the beautiful photo shoot seen here. It is important for both designers to ensure that their products work well together and that their brands are aligned.

"It can be very successful all round for Irish designers to pool resources and pull together when and if we can," says Susannagh of the collaborative shoot. "The fashion industry here is tiny so it is incredibly important to stay original with fresh ideas and most importantly good design."

Photo of A fashionable pairing: Susannagh Grogan's scarves & Madigan's knits
'Pink Trellis' scarf. €150.

The two designers have met many times as part of the business network Going for Growth in Ireland which promotes female entrepreneurship and supports businesswomen who are growing their businesses through round-table discussions with Lead Entrepreneurs, building a community and through initiatives such as Starting Strong and Continuing the Momentum.

Photo of A fashionable pairing: Susannagh Grogan's scarves & Madigan's knits
Long silk scarves including the "Floral Black" design. Susannagh Grogan. €200. Cashmere hoodie top. €750.

Elaine Madigan and I have met at Going for Growth events and decided to collaborate on a photo shoot for Autumn/ Winter 2019. I work solo on design and decision-making so I am open to working in collaboration with people as long as it is the right fit for my brand," says Susannagh. "The quality and luxury of Madigan cashmere compliments my new 'Sketchbook' collection of silk scarves perfectly. Both Madigan and Susannagh Grogan brands produce small qualities of classic fashion pieces with longevity."

Photo of A fashionable pairing: Susannagh Grogan's scarves & Madigan's knits
Extra large 'Ikat Blue' scarf. €220.

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