Claire Oconnor

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Collection – A/W 2012 - Power Play

For Autumn Winter 2012 Claire O’Connor is a powerful exponent of the principle of “the art that disguises art.” Her vision is of the female form divine. The wearer comes first, but she appears in Claire’s hands to be lit from within. Claire is a fashion practitioner – But her passion for and study of the structure of any given garment through...

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Having been lauded First Lady Michelle Obama, Claire O’Connor is a rising star of Irish fashion, having graduated from The Grafton Academy. On a talent spotting trip to Ireland, Elle Canada named her along with established designers Philip Treacy and John Rocha as Irelands best. Shortly after In 2011 Claire was selected to present a full catwalk show at Vancouver fashion week. Ireland's top TV personalities and celebrities are all fans of Claire O’Connor and she also dressed Irelands entry for the Eurovision final in Oslo in 2010. claire travels regularly to New York and had worke with some of the citise leading stylists and photographers. Claire O’Connor signature is a romantic expressionism which is founded on a very disciplined structure which celebrates the female form. She is a past master at cutting on the bias and is committed to print which is always at the core of her collections. She mixes textures like leather and chiffon. The wearer of a Claire O’Connor will need little in the line of accessories. The Claire O’Connor woman is her own woman, mistress of her own destiny. Highly individualistic and non conformist. Not a fashion victim or slave but has a finely tuned sense of the aesthetic. Loves beauty and craftsmanship. Loves clothes which emphasise the feminine form but which make a strong statement. She is not a shrinking violet. She sees clothes as a form of self expression and what she likes to express is joy in life. Likes people to notice her and admire her. Utterly confident!