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Here’s a rundown of the nominees representing the cream of the crop in the category of “Fashion & Design,” sponsored by the American Irish Historical Society.


Don, a native of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, has been working in New York fashion for the past 20 years. His label THEIA launched in stores in Fall 2009 and is currently sold in over 350 stores globally including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and fine specialty stores. Don’s designs have graced many a red carpet, with celebrity fans including Amy Poehler, Kendal Jenner, and Oprah Winfrey.

Kate Capshaw looked #regal in @THEIACOUTURE on the #redcarpet at the @goldenglobes with husband @StevenSpielburg #TIMESUP @TIMESUPNOW pic.twitter.com/xBM4mdWxAN

— Don O'Neill (@DonONeillDesign) January 8, 2018

Frequently drawing inspiration from his Irish roots, Don has received special acclaim for his bridal collections. O'Neill dressed a number of high-profile celebs for the most recent Golden Globes, including Miss Universe, Demi-leigh Nel-peters, Access Hollywood correspondent, Alex Hudgens, and actress Kate Kapshaw Speilberg. 

Margaret Molloy – #WearingIrish

In March 2016, Margaret Molloy started the #WearingIrish campaign, championing the work of Irish designers and giving Irish fashion the visibility it deserves. The initiative has blossomed and Margaret has since launched a comprehensive directory of Irish designers and continues to support Irish designers wishing to gain exposure in the US.

NEW #WearingIrish #jewelry #giftguide has #pendants #necklaces #collars #cuffs #earrings and more #giftsforhim and #giftsforher. There is something for every tast, budget, and occasion. Head over to my Medium page for #giftguide for #scarves, accessorie… https://t.co/MhTmIqel7S pic.twitter.com/qOdJF9aADo

— Margaret Molloy (@MargaretMolloy) December 16, 2017

Even more impressive is that #WearingIrish is a passion project – when Molloy isn't advocating for Irish designers, she is the global chief marketing officer at Siegel+Gale, the strategic branding consultancy. A marketing thought leader, Margaret has held previous leadership roles at Gerson Lehrman Group, Siebel Systems, and Eircom; has published in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and elsewhere; and is recognized as one the most influential CMOs on Twitter.

Clodagh – Interior Design

Born and raised in the tiny town of Cong, Co. Mayo, Clodagh has traveled a long way to arrive where she is today, in more ways than one. Since arriving in New York almost 25 years ago, Clodagh has worked to become a powerhouse in the fields of architecture, interiors, and furniture design.

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Clodagh's Greenwich Village studio has been the birthplace of some of the most innovative trends in home designs today.

Ciaran McGuigan and Shane McGuigan – Orior New York

Orior, the biggest furniture manufacturer in Ireland, based in Newry, Co Down, was founded in the early 1980s by Brian and Rosemary McGuigan. Their son Ciaran McGuigan and his cousin Shane launched Orior New York in 2015, a 5,000-square-foot design-studio-meets-retail-space in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Recent commercial projects taken on by Orior include James Morrissey’s new 70s-style “lifestyle” space VNYL in the East Village, and making furniture for Jamie Oliver’s restaurants in London and his new hotel in Amsterdam.

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Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT but you can join us on Facebook Feb 9 to watch it live with TG4