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Ladies Fashion Designer, Ireland

Tailor Made Occasion Wear Dresses

Dublin based ladies Fashion Designer and Tailor, Maire Forkin provides an exclusive fashion collection at her studio in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, which can be viewed by appointment. The collection offers our clients a wide selection of styles and silhouettes to choose from. At the initial consultation, we identify the style from the collection that best suits the client’s figure and style preferences.  Once we have identified this, changes to the fit and lengths are noted, and we then we take measurements. We can also make style modifications to the existing styles from the collection, should the customer request this.

Arrangements are made, at a later stage, for one or two subsequent fittings before the outfit is completed.  We arrange for the final fitting closer to the date of collection, as we have learned from experience, that clients, most especially brides, often lose weight before their big day.

How Long Does it Take

It takes approximately six to eight weeks for an outfit to be completed, although this may vary.

Her collection is available for viewing by appointment at her studio in Fitzwilliam square, Dublin. For a consultation or to view her collection contact Maire today

For a consultation or to view her collection contact Maire today.

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31st July 2018
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31st July 2018
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Xpose magazine 2017

31st July 2018
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31st July 2018
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Video from Nationwide

25th July 2018
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21st November 2016
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27th October 2016
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Southern Brides Fashion Show Cork

12th September 2016
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5th September 2016
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26th August 2016
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My 2017 Collection

11th August 2016
​​​​​I am completing my 2017 Fashion collection. The theme throughout my colle...

Tailored styles now available in a wide range of colours

3rd August 2016
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Glor Magazine:2016

25th July 2016
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Swarovski Crystals To Enhance Occasion Wear Outifit

15th April 2016
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Maire exhibits her Contemporary Ladies dresses at the RDS

2nd February 2016
Maire exhibits her contemporary ladies dresses at the January 2016 Wedding of the Year Sho...

As Seen in Social and Personal

16th November 2015
Featuring crimson red softy tailored dress and cropped tops which are ideal for this Chris...

Occasion Wear Outfits

12th November 2015
The contemporary tailored cape top and skirt have unexpected asymmetrical styling for a mo...

Contemporary Mother of the Bride

25th May 2015
This Grecian Dress with its fluid lines has deep pleating detailing and an exaggerated opt...

Irish Times, The Cut Of You

2nd December 2014
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Irish Brides - Contemporary Wedding Dress

6th November 2014
...

Looks for the New Season.

24th October 2014
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Maire Forkin in the Irish Times

19th May 2014
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Eimear Quinn wears Maire Forkin Dress at Royal Albert Hall

16th May 2014
Eimear Quinn wearing dress designed by Maire Forkin at the Royal Albert Hall...

Maire Forkin Fashion Designer New 2014 / 2015 Collection

2nd December 2013
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Wedding Dress with a difference...

21st August 2013
I am showing here a Wedding Dress made to order for a very elegant relation of mine -  Si...

The Kate Dress featured in Irish Brides Magazine

7th May 2013
The 'Kate Dress' as shown here in the Irish Brides Magazine has also been seen...

Contemporary Blue Two Piece.

22nd April 2013
This Contemporary Two Piece, which I have now in my Collection is very popular and is ava...

Pretty in Pink!

22nd April 2013
Custom Made Pink Dress These are more fun and flirty soft tailored separates, the top wit...

With Spring in the Air...

25th March 2013
Spring Weddings With Spring in the Air, many Mother’s of the Bride and guest at wedding...

Full length glamour for Mother of the Bride...

6th March 2013
So many ladies going to weddings, whether it be the more fashionable Mother  Of The Bride...

The Kate Dress

27th February 2013
I have just returned from Premier Vision in Paris, a three day Fashion Fabric Fare and F...

Maire Forkin in Social & Personal Magazine

8th February 2013
Maire has here a few of her new Spring collection photographed this month in The Social an...

Maire appearing at Wedding Journal Show this weekend...

10th January 2013
I will be taking part in the Fashion Show and Exhibiting my Latest Summer Styles in the W...

Maire in the studio.....

18th December 2012
Captured on camera while working in my studio in No 5 Fitzwilliam Place, designing a littl...

Maire Forkin Red Beline Dress in Social & Personal

27th November 2012
This Red Wool Dress and Poncho Type wrap as seen in Social & Personal are a very pop...

Maire Forkin in Social & Personal and Irish Brides

16th October 2012
Maire has featured in some Irish magazines lately and we thought we'd bring you some...

Maire speaking about her collection on TV3 and live Fashion Show

25th September 2012
I will be speaking on Ireland AM at 9am on Friday morning 28th September, where I will b...

Designing for Family Wedding

13th August 2012
Having been to our own family wedding earlier this year, I am even more aware of the stres...

Can I be of assistance?

6th January 2012
You haven’t got a second to spare these days and you have to find an outfit for your upc...

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