Cockroaches (beetles?) and kimonos. For the Autumn Winter 2011 season, Dublin-born, primarily London-based designer Sean McGirr has chosen to meld insects, elements of both traditional and street Japanese dress with a firm shoe-gazing nod toward punk. And, surprisingly enough, it works.
^ Sean McGirr AW 2011
As somewhat of a precocious one-to-watch, McGirr has had himself and his work featured here and in several other notable fashion publications, often getting papped in his immaculately put together looks, traipsing from to show to show at London Fashion Week. Having graduated with a first class honours degree from LCF this past June, Sean adds another accolade to his already fairly extensive list – he’s already held positions like production development assistant at Burberry and assistant to Vogue Hommes Japan’s Fashion Editor Shun Watanabe.
Add to this a Summer stint at fabric specialist company Singtex in Taiwan, and, most excitingly, a new collection, and you’ve got yourself much more than the average Irish fashion grad.