WEARINGIRISH was selected to produce an evening for the prestigious 1st Irish Festival by Origin Theatre. The January 2019, sold-out show was produced and hosted by the creator of WearingIrish, Margaret Molloy. The program consisted of the New York premiere screening of the Snáithe documentary followed by a panel and prize draw.


The acclaimed documentary, created and directed by Ciara Nic Chormaic, traces the story of Irish fashion through the eyes of contemporary designers and historians. What inspires today’s Irish designers? What has shaped their vision? Do the Irish even have a fashion identity? Fusing the documentary with perspectives from a live panel, a rich and transformative story of Irish fashion design was revealed.

  • Margaret Molloy, Creator, WearingIrish  (Host)
  • Jacqueline Quinn, Senior Design Director, Betsy Johnson
  • Faye Dinsmore, Former International Model, Lover of Knitted Jumpers
  • Erika Fox, Blogger, Retro Flame
  • Rosy Temple, Fifth Generation of Family Business, Magee 1866
  • Don O’Neill, Creative Director, Theia

The packed New York theater enjoyed a lively evening including lavish prizes from Magee 1866 and GivingIrish.


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This WearingIrish program was made possible by the generous support of CIE Tours International and TG4.