This week, we talk to one of Ireland’s top fashion designers and creative directors Lucy Nagle on nurturing her love of fashion into a successful business, pinpointing her ‘aha!’ moment, and learning to trust her instincts.
When did your fascination with knitwear/fashion begin?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with colour and textures which led me to the word of interior design in London. I’ve always loved the buzz of putting textures and colours together and getting them just right, in interiors and my personal style, too.
What was your “aha!” moment, the moment you knew you wanted to take the plunge and start your own label?
I had a side project selling bags online, and during a buying trip to Hong Kong, I stumbled upon the most amazing cashmere supplier – I just knew instantly that this is what I wanted to do. Fashion was always my first love, and the stars just aligned – after ten years in London, a move back to Dublin, the launch of a new business felt right.
Every day is so different. From liaising with suppliers to checking in with staff at Brown Thomas, researching new colours and styles, to the mundane of everyday admin, but that’s what I love about it. I also get to work from my home office and see my two babies as much as I can.