The Meath-born fashion designer cut her teeth with fashion heavyweights Mary Katrantzou and Roland Mouret.
One thing we have come to expect from Irish designers is a genuine love of country displayed in their work and, for London College of Fashion graduate Cleo Prickett, it's truly palpable. After graduating from one of London's most renowned fashion institutions, Prickett did a stint cutting her teeth with design greats Roland Mouret and Mary Katrantzou, before returning to her home in Durhamstown Castle, Co Meath to launch her debut collection.
Prickett's father crafted artisan wood kitchens, and the young designer worked out of his studio at home in County Meath to create her eponymous debut.
"I have pushed myself to achieve the levels of perfection of the fashion houses I worked at, and I’m so excited to be ready to launch my first collection. My experience in London gave me an incredible grounding in luxury and when I began to design this collection in my father’s old studio, I became very aware of my personal heritage in marrying functionality with beauty, as my father did with his artisan kitchens.”
Heritage is at the fore of Prickett's designs; tradition blends with innovative techniques in Prickett's collection; the designer favours Irish linen cut with a nod to Japan, and fine wools blend with print of the season – check – for suiting that would definitely be a wardrobe talking point.
The look book gives some love to one such iconic Dublin building, the St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre too – and we've never seen it look so hip.
Cleo Prickett's womenswear collection will be popping up at Fade Street lifestyle store Hen's Teeth on 5 and 6 October; selected pieces will also be available from Atrium, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2 and at CleoPrickett.com.
IMAGES: Photography by Ahemt Unver; styling by Leah Burke; hair and makeup by Sarah Lanagan; model, Teo at 1st Option