This week 10 supremely talented Irish designers shared their work and visions with the New York fashion world at the WearingIrish showcase in New York City.

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How do you tell the story of contemporary Irish fashion on an international stage? It’s a question that Margaret Molloy, the Irish born and raised Global Chief Marketing Officer at Siegel+Gale in New York, set out to answer in 2016 when she launched the #WearingIrish social media campaign.

For the entire month of March, Molloy, who won the 2018 IrishCentral Creativity & Arts award in Fashion and design, wore clothing and accessories by Irish designers and shared photos every day, calling out the designers and their brands. In 2017, the impact was even stronger, with many others joining Molloy in celebrating Irish fashion. Now, in 2018, what started as an online initiative is getting a real-world event.

The WearingIrish showcase took place in New York City at the Bank of Ireland startlab near Grand Central Station. Over 170 designers from all over Ireland applied for 10 coveted spots to participate, and the lucky winners presented their work and their creative and entrepreneurial visions to an impressive intersection of the New York fashion, business, and Irish communities.

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The winning designers are Áine, Alison Conneely, Bláithin Ellis, De Bruir, Inner Island, Jennifer Rothwell, Natalie B. Coleman, Sands and Hall, The Tweed Project, and Triona.

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Article courtesy of Irish Central.

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