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The family ethos has been vital for the growth of elaine madigan cashmere and the collection has greatly benefitted from the creative and critical input of those close to Elaine. This includes her daughters, son, husband, father, mother & sisters all posing as willing models and showcasing the collection’s stylish everyday appeal.
Elaine always had an intense interest in fashion, even as a young girl. She was blessed to be inspired and taught by her very skilful mother, who imparted many great insights and techniques of boutique apparel manufacture.
Elaine’s path has been one filled with passionate creativity and a designer’s penchant for juxtaposing style and functionality, blending the world of innovative imagination into the everyday and ubiquitous. Ever with a keen desire for personal creative progression and an eye for elegant aesthetics, Elaine’s professional career has involved periods in image consultancy, beauty therapy and fashion design. She has also sated her technical and theoretical curiosity during studies at the Grafton Academy and at Limerick Institute of Technology, where she graduated in Knitwear & Design.
In 2009, Elaine opened Couture Boutique in Naas, where she specialises in sourcing, designing and providing luxury products at an affordable price for her loyal and discerning clientele. Elaine places a huge emphasis on the relationships she develops with her clients, constantly seeking to adapt to current international trends and combine them with more local considerations. For Elaine, truly understanding her clients, their buyer preferences, and their personal styles, and being able to satisfy their individual tastes, gives her immense personal joy.
The seed for the elaine madigan collection was sown in 2012. Elaine wanted to push the boundaries of catering for her clients’ tastes and so designed and manufactured a small collection of luxurious cashmere garments for her own boutique. This collection had a phenomenal reaction and sold out immediately and it was from there that elaine madigan cashmere blossomed.
The entire elaine madigan collection is custom designed by Elaine and manufactured in Ireland using traditional methods. The yarn is 100% cashmere or silk & cashmere and is sourced from the market leading suppliers, Loro Piana and Todd & Duncan. Each piece is then personally checked and hand finished by Elaine before sale or shipping.
The family ethos has been vital for the growth of elaine madigan cashmere and the collection has greatly benefitted from the creative and critical input of those close to Elaine. This includes her daughters, son, husband, father, mother and mother-in-law all posing as willing models and showcasing the collection’s stylish everyday appeal. Logos, brochures, websites and marketing have all been the creation of the designer.
The concept for this collection represents an Irish lifestyle, drawing inspiration from the delights of the Irish personality and countryside, the delicate flora and fauna and the weather which is capable of soft rains, stiff breezes and bursts of glorious sunshine within the space of a few minutes. Most of all, elaine madigan cashmere seeks to portray the things we love most about this wonderful island: its gentle colour palette, cosy warmth and unassuming elegance, all of which we have combined to deliver the essence of…