Finalists announced in KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in association with IMAGE magazine


Finalists in the 6th annual KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards ’14 have been announced …

The finalists were selected, after a vigorous short listing process, by the 3 judges Melanie Morris, Editor in Chief, Image Publications (Chairperson); Ingrid Hoey, Celebrity Stylist, and Lisa Brady, Fashion Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post.

It took the judges many hours of careful deliberation to produce the short list of finalists. This year KFW attracted both the highest number and standard of entries to date. Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you to everyone to entered.

Each of the finalists collections will be showcased at the KFW New Collections Designer Showcase in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Friday 7th of March. The overall winners in each category will be announced at the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in the Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney on Saturday 8th of March. All events are open to the public.

Tickets to all events can be purchased on the Tickets Page >>>

There was an un-precedented level of entries to the KFW Awards this year particularly in the Accessory, One to Watch and Student Categories. Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you to everyone who entered. 


National Award Categories


KFW Irish Accessory Designer 2014

Willow & Clo (Jewellery)

Sophie Hunter (Milliner)

Aisling Ahern (Milliner)

Cora Llei (Handbags)

Laura Kinsella (Milliner)


KFW IMAGE Breakthrough Designer 2014 sponsored by IMAGE

Kaitlin McGrath, (Womenswear)

Zoe Carol, (Womenswear)

Niamh O’Neill, (Womenswear)


KFW One to Watch 2014 sponsored by Lancome Paris

Ruth Doyle (Womenswear)

Valerie O Shea (Womenswear)

Stephen Foley (Womenswear)

Neidin Hats (Millinery)

The Cardboard Mannequin (Jewellery)


KFW Irish Student Designer 2014  sponsored by the Hotel Europe & Resort

Anna Wozniak – Mallow College

Hazel Comyn – Mallow College

Gina Wallace – Mallow College

Agnes O’Leary – Mallow College

Geraldine Breen – Mallow College

Carol Ann Hughes  –  Griffith College, Dublin

Olga Profutkina – Limerick School of Art & Design


KFW Irish Fashion Photographer 2014

Daniel Holfeld

Holly McGlynn

Suzy McCanny

Eilish McCormick

Patrick Tobin


KFW Irish Fashion Blogger 2014

Concrete Collar

Yucky Duck

Retro Flame

Orla Sheridan


KFW Irish Fashion Creative Industry Award 2014 sponsored by Sanctuary Medi Spa

Carmel Daly, Stylist

Linda Conway, Stylist

Mairead Vickers, Stylist



Kerry Award Categories


KFW Kerry Fashion Designer of the Year

Catherine Kelly, (Womenswear)

Carol Kennelly (Millinery)

Orla O’Connor (Womenswear)


KFW Kerry Milliner of the Year sponsored by Dawn Milk Ladies Day

Breda Galwey (Hats aHead)

Elizabeth Histon McDaid

Kathleen Cahill Galwey

Aoife Hannon



KFW Kerry Fashion Business / Event in association with the Sunday Business Post

Castleisland: the Fashion Capital of Kerry

Signatures, Listowel

Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant Designer Showcase

Annette O Brien, Make up Artistry



Judges Award Categories

The winners of these categories will be decided solely by the judges and will be announced on the night


KFW Irish Fashion Designer of the Year 2014 in association IMAGE Magazine
KFW Special Merit Award 2014 sponsored by The Malton Hotel, Killarney
KFW Irish Fashion Business Person of the Year 2014 in association with the Sunday Business Post