Caoimhe Hill, aged 23 from Kinsale, Ireland. Currently based in New York, working on the design team at 'The Row'.
Caoimhe graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design from the National College of Art and Design in 2017. She was the winner of the '2017 River Island NCAD Fashion Design Bursary' and spent time working at the company as part of this prize at their HQ in London. She has previously interned in London with Simone Rocha preparing for London Fashion Week ss17 and with Richard Malone on his aw18 show.
Caoimhe was the recipient of 'The Design Award' in the Student category of 'The Future Makers Awards' and was also awarded the 'Fashion Industry Award' as part of U Magazines '30 Under 30 Awards', July 2017. She was also a finalist in 'The Young Designer of the Year Award, September 2017.
Caoimhe's work focuses on high-quality, sustainable garments utilising innovative techniques and Irish craft. Her degree collection entitled 'Flotsam & Jetsam' was inspired by the durable, utilitarian attire of Kinsale fishermen, and the concept of beach combing. These interchangeable pieces celebrate a return to craft in contemporary context. The versatile collection addresses the excesses of the fashion industry and its pollution of the environment.