Kilkenny launches Scéal 2019. Irish fashion retailer, Kilkenny, the home of Irish craft and design has announced the return of Scéal.
It’s a story of Irish Design following on from its successful inaugural year in 2018. This year sees a new collection of designers take centre stage in their flagship Nassau Street store. This takes place between 2nd – 20th September 2019.
This is a collaboration with Design Ireland™ presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI).
Kilkenny supporting Irish fashion
Scéal is a celebration of the unique relationship that Kilkenny has with its makers. It also enforces the commitment the retailer has shown over their decades in business to nurturing Irish design talent.
Scéal will tell each supplier’s individual narrative and champion the craft and love that goes into each piece.
From the beginning of September, Kilkenny will host an exclusive Irish fashion pop up. This will features a whole host of talented Irish designers from Dublin including;
- Jill & Gill – Award winning print and illustration duo who specialise in fashion, design and fine art
- Reuben Avenue – Sustainable brand using only natural and recycled materials in each of its handcrafted pieces
- Pearl Reddington – Contemporary Irish knitwear designer combining luxury Irish wool with cutting edge knit techniques
- Sookyoung Song – Dublin based designer who incorporates a vivid colour palette into each of her pieces
Irish fashion designer Emma Manley
Each will showcase their products in the Nassau Street store in Dublin for a limited time only and while stocks last.
In addition to this, Emma Manley, the designer behind contemporary Irish fashion brand will be moving to Kilkenny’s High Street Galway store for the month of September.
Manley was part of Scéal back in 2018, . Kilkenny favourite Bernie Murphy is also back and has expanded its range this year due to their growing popularity.
Always keen to support and nurture up and coming talent, this month Kilkenny also welcomes recent jewellery design graduates from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Jewellery and Goldsmithing Course in Co. Kilkenny to find Ireland’s best emerging jewellery designer.
One graduate will receive €1000
Earlier this year, final year students pitched a concept for a commercial jewellery range to long-standing jewellery buyer, Una Heelan.
Designers, David McCauley, Eve Doyle, Jodie White and Mark Newman were all selected for mentoring.
They were asked to develop a commercial collection inside a 4 month period.
Each designer will display their collections at Kilkenny’s flagship store, Nassau Street during the September.
The overall winner will receive a €1,000 bursary.
Voting is open to the public, and you can do so in-store when you make a purchase or online via www.kilkennyshop.com/sceal-2019
Kilkenny are committed to giving Irish designers and craftspeople a platform to promote themselves in a competitive retail industry.
To thank customers for supporting Irish design, Kilkenny will be offering a €20 voucher with any purchase over €100 for the month of September to spend in store or online.
Kilkenny has 17 stores across Ireland
With 17 stores nationwide, Kilkenny stocks over 32,000 products from 400 leading Irish and international brands across a variety of categories including Textiles, Jewellery, Glassware, Art and Prints, Ceramics, Pottery, Fragrance, Beauty + Wellness, Fashion and Accessories.
For more information on Scéal, visit www.kilkennyshop.com or follow them on social media @kilkennyshop.
Kilkenny launches Scéal 2019