Fashion Week Q&A with Merle O’Grady

February 23, 2011


Today’s Fashion Week Q&A guest needs no introduction, but just in case you are a newcomer on the scene, Dubliner Merle O’Grady is a key designer to know.

Her accessories have an edge to them that have gotten her noticed – Cheryl Cole wore her spiked Bombshell styles on XFactor, while Kimberley Walsh is a fan of her statement necklaces.

While gearing up for her A/W preview in London, which was presented this past week—she made time to answer some insider’s questions exclusively for Peruse her answers below, and then indulge yourself in this short video (1:23 min) where Merle shows us her key pieces for this winter.

WSW: How did you get into accessories design?

MOG: I studied Fashion Design (womenswear) at Limerick School of Art & design, then Accessory Design at Cordwainers at the London College of Fashion.

WSW: What’s in store from Merle O’Grady for autumn winter 2011?

MOG: Navajo patterns, vintage cars and Chris Von Wangenheim images from the seventies. Why don’t I show you?


WSW: What’s a Merle O’Grady signature look?

MOG: Statement jewellery that is futuristic and industrial yet feminine and luxurious

Availability: Merle O’Grady is sold in Rebecca Davis in the Westbury Mall or online on (priced from £70-£430).

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2 Responses to “Fashion Week Q&A with Merle O’Grady”

  1. Jackie Says:

    Irish Heart at the Heart of the IFTAS!!
    Saturday 12th. February saw the 8th Irish Film & Television awards (the IFTAS) in Dublin. The Irish and International celebrities were dressed to impress and the red carpet glistened with the sparkle of jewels, sequins and crystals and rustled with the swish of taffeta, silks and satins. This fashion event showed an array of international imagination proudly mixed with the best of our Irish designer creations. Encouraging and rewarding excellence in original and creative work the IFTAS was an ideal partner for Irish Heart, whose whole philosophy is to promote original, traditional design with a modern twist. Its unique range of Celtic and Irish jewelry has some real showstoppers! Joss Stone and Joely Richardson were just two of the beautiful celebrities who went home with the coveted “Irish Heart Pendant”, a designer piece specially commissioned to reflect the spirit of Ireland! An exceptional piece for exceptional women!! was proud to be part of it!


  1. Corina Gaffey | - July 27, 2011

    […] Merle O’Grady needs no introduction but it’s amazing what she is doing for Irish design and I’ve had my eye on her spike ring (picture 2) for ages now. […]

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