HONOR FITZSIMONS draws inspiration from modern industrial forms, ancient designs and left markings, and traditional textile techniques; the collections are borne from a desire to create relaxed yet fashion-led clothing. The reulting distinctive knitwear brand is marked by inventive construction, conceptual use of colour and modern luxury.
Collections are ethically produced in Ireland.
Honor Fitzsimons studied BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Knitwear Central Saint Martins. Through her studies she interned for luxury fashion houses such as Louise Goldin (London), Diane Von Furstenburg (New York), and ‘body architects’ Lucy & Bart (Amsterdam). After graduation she worked as a knitwear designer for Qasimi Homme London, and Peachoo + Krejberg (Paris). Upon return to Ireland, Fitzsimons’ collections were snapped up by Brown Thomas (part of Selfridge’s Group) Irish Designer Initiative in both 2013 and 2014. Regularly featured in publications such as Image Magazine, Irish Tatler, Social & Personal, The Gloss, The Independent, Irish Examiner, Sunday Business Post, Cult Magazine, Thread Magazine, Le Cool, Totally Dublin, PaperMag, and is a member of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers.
Awarded the FUTURE MAKERS Award for Innovation 2015, the Emerging Maker Award for Constructed Textiles from the RDS National Craft Awards, and the IMAGE Magazine Breakthrough Designer 2015 at KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards. Spring Summer 16 featured as part of Unfold: ID2015 London Fashion Week Contemporary Showrooms September 18th-19th 2015 at the ICA, London.