New York based Irish fashion designer Don O’Neill will make a special appearance at the fifth annual Kerry Fashion Weekend in March.

Creative Director for the evening wear and bridal label, THEIA, O’Neill hails from the seaside village of Ballyheigue in Kerry.

His 25 year career has taken him around the globe, from Kerry to London, Milan to Paris and finally to New York City. O’Neill will share his personal insights on succeeding in the international fashion industry.

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As part of KFW, O’Neill has been confirmed as a special guest speaker for the Business of Fashion Seminar, which will deliver invaluable insights and practical advice and solutions to those working in the fashion and retail industry.

From working at McDonald’s in Paris while struggling to start his career, to dressing stars such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Oprah Winfrey, O’Neill will share his inspiring story of how hard work, passion, dedication, and a little luck of the Irish will lead you to the top!

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