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Originating from Tipperary, Louise Kennedy is internationally recognised as one of Ireland's most successful fashion designers. Since establishing her eponymous label in 1983, Louise has earned an international reputation for creating clothes that are appreciated for their sophistication and quality of design.

Her very first collection was bought by Ireland's flagship luxury department store, Brown Thomas, who continues to stock the brand 30 years later. With a design ethos which devotes itself to creating garments that flatter the female silhouette, the roll-call of Louise's supporters is very impressive. Mrs Mary Robinson, the first Irish female President commissioned Louise to design her inauguration outfit in 1990 and continued to dress the President throughout her term in office.

Louise has also dressed members of the British, European and Middle Eastern Royal Families. Other supporters over the years include Sarah Brown, Cherie Blair, Angelica Huston, Meryl Streep, Andie McDowell, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, Jo Malone, Emma Thompson, Yasmin Le Bon and the late Elizabeth Taylor.

In the mid 90's, Louise joined the British Fashion Council where she showed biannually during fashion week. In 1997 Louise was chosen to design the uniforms for Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, which to this day are still worn by their male and female staff.

In 1999, Louise Kennedy launched a contemporary crystal collection. This went on to become the fastest growing brand of designed crystal in the international marketplace with an increasing following in the UK and US markets in particular.

Louise has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including Irish Designer of the Year on four separate occasions. In 2003 she was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year award, and in early 2009 Louise became the first female style envoy for Mercedes Benz.

In late 2009, Louise was commissioned by the Chief Justice to design the first National judicial robes for the Irish Supreme Court. These were officially launched in October 2012 which marked a historic shift in the judicial Court attire in Ireland.

There is no better way of experiencing Louise's innate sense of beauty and style than a visit to her Irish flagship store No. 56 Merrion Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin.

In 2011, Louise launched the Louise Kennedy Bridal Room which houses a bespoke bridal collection exclusively stocked at her headquarters in Merrion Square.

There is no better way of experiencing Louise's innate sense of beauty and style than a visit to her Irish flagship store No. 56 Merrion Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin.

2013 marked an important anniversary for Louise Kennedy where she celebrated 30 years in the fashion industry.

This year also marked the launch of the limited edition "Kennedy Bag" designed by Louise Kennedy in collaboration with Tanner Krolle, Britain's iconic luxury leather goods company. The bag is constructed using only the finest French leather, hand crafted in Italy with a labour intensive raw edge construction. The Kennedy is available in Jet Black and Kerry Blue.

In the same year, Louise launched her first signature fragrance; "Louise Kennedy Eau de Parfum". This is a romantic floral bouquet with top notes of geranium bourbon, mimosa and Rose de Mai underscored with bergamot and lemon.

It is available at:
Louise Kennedy, 56 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Harrods Haute Parfumerie, Knightsbridge, London
Louise Kennedy, 9 West Halkin Street, Belgravia, London

In April 2014, Louise was one of the chosen Irish designers to dress Mrs. Sabina Higgins, wife of President Higgins for their historic first official sate visit to the United Kingdom.

For further details please contact:
Sarah-Kate Caughey
Sales, Marketing and PR
56 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
Ireland.
sarahkate.caughey@louisekennedy.com
Tel: +353 (0)1 662 0056

Louise Kennedy