2015 Winners – Irish Fashion Industry Awards


The 7th annual KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in association with IMAGE magazine, ŠKODA and Lancôme Paris, took place on Friday 6th of March in the Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney, County Kerry.

The following are the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards winners

KFW Irish Fashion Designer of the Year
Helen Cody

KFW Special Merit Award
Danny Leane, Annburys Boutique

KFW IMAGE Breakthrough Fashion Designer
Honor Fitzsimons

KFW One to Watch in association with Irish Design 15
Jill Burke

KFW Irish Accessory Designer of the Year
Chupi Sweetman Durney

KFW Irish Milliner of the Year
Laura Kinsella

KFW Irish Student Designer of the Year in association with Europe Hotel & Resort
Amy Brannigan

KFW Irish Fashion Stylist of the Year in association with ŠKODA Fabia
Ann Marie O Connor

KFW Irish Fashion Make-up Artist of the Year
Kathryn O Neill

KFW Irish Fashion Hair Stylist of the Year
Michael Leong

KFW Irish Fashion Photographer of the Year
Emily Quinn

KFW Irish Fashion Model of the Year
Li Ann Small

KFW Irish Fashion Blog of the Year
Style Me Curvy

KFW Irish Business Person of the Year in association with Lancome Paris
Fiona Heaney, Fee G and Luke Lovely

KFW Kerry Fashion Designer of the Year
Catherine Kelly

KFW Irish Fashion Ambassador (voted for by the general public)
Ann Marie O Connor

KFW Love for Fashion Retail Competition, in association with The Kerryman
Who’s for Shoes, Killarney



KFW  judging panel:
Melanie Morris, Editor in Chief, Image Publications (Chairperson of judging panel)

Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor, Irish Independent and Executive Editor, Weekend Magazine

Helen Steele, award winning womenswear designer

Aisling Farinella, stylist and fashion advisor, Irish Design 2015