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 WhatSheWears.ie. 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 Mywardrobe.com (priced from £70-£430).