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Moth Collar / Jill de Búrca

Jill de Búrca is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Ireland, and specialised in Embroidery for her degree.

Her clothes are crafted by hand using a mixture of intricate embroidery, stitched with an antique Irish Singer Embroidery machine, and hand embellishment. Digital printing and interesting fabric combinations are key elements throughout her collections.

Jill worked in the UK for over five years as a sought after Embroidery and Embellishment Designer, and sold her creations to a wide range of international designers including; Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, BCBGMAXAZRIA, JCrew, Topshop and Thurley. While in the UK, she also trained with Jenny King master embroiderer and worked on the production of Erdem’s exquisitely embroidered clothes. Other clients included Stella McCartney and Mary Katrantzou.

Since returning to Ireland, Jill has launched her own label and won Irish Designer of the year 2015 at the Irish Innovation awards in Galway, as well as the “Ones to Watch” category at Kerry Fashion Week 2015.

Jill also featured in 2015 Brown Thomas Irish Designers Create and participated in Create 2016. She also Showed at London Fashion Week as part of the Irish designer group ID2015 “UNFOLD” in the ICA London. Moth Collar is a botanical green inspired by her creations.

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