Above the hubbub of everyday fashion fabulousness in Om Diva you will find our Design Studios. These are dedicated workspaces for professionals working in fashion and design. From millinery to couture, gold-smithing to fashion journalism, it is all happening here!
AISLING AHERN MILINARY
With a bold and unique style Aisling Aherns work has become a respected brand in the Irish fashion industry. Aislings millinery flair developed in tandem with her architectural studies which is a clear source of inspration upon examination of her work. With no formal millinery training Aislings dramatic pieces are a fusion of elements from various aspects of her design background. Clean lines are a predominant characteristic within the headwear, shape and trimming approached with minimalism in mind. . Her trademark pieces see the harmonious fusion of structure, swirls and texture where feminity and order are perfectly balanced.The structured, sharp pieces combine traditional millinery materials with innovative and non-conventional materials, resulting in a modern and luxurious feel.
Aisling claimed the prestigous title of “Milliner of the Year” at the 2012 Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, ‘Best Hat’ on Ladies Day at the Galway Races and at the G Hotel Best Hat Competitionand garnered Philip Treacy’s approval as she won the inagural “Who Wants to be a Milliner” title. Aisling’s work has attracted media interest as far a field as Hong Kong and is continuing to evolve and excite.
JLB FINE JEWELRY
Janice Byrne is a Dublin based Goldsmith & Jewellery Designer.She works in a variety of precious metals to create contemporary jewellery that is inspired by found natural objects. When making her jewellery she seeks to uncover the often hidden detail in natural objects and translate it into metal.
Using a variety of special finishes she emphasizes the patterns, textures and simple beauty of natural forms. Her jewellery is designed to highlight the simple beauty of natural forms such as in her current collection where she explores the forms of seed pods found in nature. Each piece of her jewellery is made and finished by hand and is made with care for a lifetime of wearing.
DE LOUP DESIGNS
De Loup is an established Irish fashion label, launched in 2011.
Founder and designer Amy has a multi-faceted background within the fashion industry, having completed the International Baccalaureate in Visual Art and achieved an honours degree in Fashion Design at Dublin's National College of Art and Design.
Amy trained in London for a position as a flagship visual merchandiser and window display artist for the Aurora Fashions group. Moving on from merchandising, stints in fashion management followed, including a post with designer Joanne Hynes. During this time Amy undertook a business course with the City Enterprise Board; following completion of the course she decided to revisit her design roots and soon the De Loup label was born.
All De Loup designs are created by hand from Amy's studio in the Om Diva building and are strictly limited in issue. Since launching in late 2011, items from the collections have featured in publications such as the Sunday Times Style, Image, Stellar, and the Independent to name but a few. As well as being stocked in select boutiques, De Loup also offers a bespoke service. De Loup continues to grow and carve out its niche within the contemporary fashion scene and has numerous exciting plans waiting in the wings.
SEAN BYRNE COUTURE
Sean Byrne is an Irish fashion designer based in Dublin. A graduate of the Grafton Academy, in 2009, Sean set up his eponymous label which has gained a loyal following both at home and abroad.
His signature clean and sharp tailored look, combined with his meticulous attention to detail gives each of his season’s collection a timeless feel and he has fast become the ‘must-have’ Irish luxe label.
Each piece of the Sean Byrne collection is handmade in Dublin using only the highest quality, luxury fabrics and his made to order service remains at the heart of his label.
Named Irish designer of the year in 2009, Sean has dressed many well known faces for the red carpet including Irish actress Sarah Greene. His designs have also appeared on the Hollywood red carpet when he dressed nominated Irish make-up artist Lynn Johnston for the 2012 Oscars.
Sean’s spring / summer collection will be available exclusively from Brown Thomas in 2014. For further information on Sean Byrne Couture visit