Emily Jean

Emily Jean

 

Irish milliner and jewellery designer Emily-Jean O’Byrne has been creating striking collections for the last ten years for both the hat couture and bridal market. She opened her boutique in the historic heart of the Galway city in 2007 to showcase her range of stunning hats, headpieces, tiaras, combs and jewellery.

Her background and experience has defined her signature hat couture style, highlighting a passion for working with diverse materials and embellising her designs with jewels, crystals and handmade brooches. At the core of all of her designs is a sense of femininity, expressed using a wide variety silks, satins, plumes, quills and ribbons, evident throughout the range.

Emily Jean studied millinery at the London College of Fashion and following this she trained in London with renowned milliners Louis Mariette and Dillon Wallwork, before going to Paris to work at Maison Michel, the official millinery house of Chanel.

When Emily Jean started out designing hats her philosophy was simple, to design high quality, stylish, feminine headwear that would always complement the wearer. During consultations her design expertise has helped her clients choose the most suitable hat. Something appropriate for the occasion, which accentuates their features, seamlessly compliments an outfit and creates the right impression. Designing her headpieces with the right shape and style to suit the individual, she has proven that anyone can wear a hat and look great!