Margaret O’Connor/ Showstopper
Margaret O’Connor is a multi-international award winning innovation designer. She comes from an art and textiles background, having trained with distinguished milliners like Philip Treacy, Noel Stewart, Yvette Jeffs, Kirsten Scott and Sarah Cant.
Margaret has won several awards, including the Global Original Fashion Design Award at Guangzhou International Fashion Week 2017, and Milliner of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2014. Her creations have attracted great attention and been worn by a broad range of celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Years and Years.
A sense of drama pervades Margaret O’Connor’s work. While filled with the landscape of her hometown of Boston, Tubber in County Clare, Margaret interprets Irish tradition and historicism through her own personal awakening. She produces eclectic couture designs and commercial millinery collections from her studio base. Showstopper is colour inspired by her eclectic designs.