The Caher Cable Cardigan by Orla Brady
Introducing up and coming Irish designer, Orla Brady.
We're delighted to present the first of two pieces by young Irish designer, Orla Brady. This re-imagining of the Aran cardigan features bold stitch patterns in a classic boyfriend-inspired design.
Orla Brady is a graduate of The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) where she completed a BA in Fashion Design. Understanding her own ethos, The concept of femininity and diversity in women’s fashion inspired her to pursue a career as a womenswear designer. Her grandfather was a master tailor and her grandmother was a seamstress which understandably, made its way down the family.
Orla’s previous collection revolved around hand me down clothing, and it was something she wanted to explore further into when designing for The Irish Store. She drew inspiration from old photographs of her extended family wearing chunky knit sweaters and cardigans to which she sketched and took shape and pattern from to produce these pieces.