27 December 2011

New designs

I love winter and designing winter garments, wools and silks are my favourite to work with

01 November 2011

Photos from my Autumn Winter Shoot

Coat and Dress available for sale. Contact me @ amymcalinden@gmail.com

Beautiful photographs by:

Karl Donovan
m: +44(0)7929 137115

Make Up:

Alva Fitzgerald


Kate Sheridan

I'm Inspired

23 September 2011

Sarahs Wedding Dress

I had the pleasure of designing and making a wedding dress for a beautiful person, in truth, she made the dress... xxx

24 August 2011

More Press (Sunday Independent 21st August)

Came home in the early hours of Sunday Morning to find a copy of this on t he counter, I was then too excited to sleep...

Thank you to Ruth and Mitch, what a lovely photoshoot!!

My Autumn Winter collection is available in Atelier 27, with new pieces coming in really soon!!!

All this press has given me such great oportunities, so fingers crossed everything stays going so brilliantly!

Image Magazine

I am so excited....

The August edition of Image Magazine featured a piece on the future stars of Irish Fashion. I was one of the lucky few chosen, isn't the picture amazing?

I still have to invest in a scanner so again I apologise for the quality of the image.

07 July 2011

More photos from shoot...

Indoor Shoots at the IMMA Kilmainham, beautiful location, beautifil models and beautiful day.

03 July 2011


Today was the most beautiful day for a Sunday photoshoot in the IMMA, Kilmainham. The models looked fantastic, and the sun really made the shoot!

(here are some of my photos, taken behind the photographers back...)

The next set of photos are of my most wanted piece, so ladies, I am taking orders for Winter 2011. Please contact me if you are interested at amymcalinden@gmail.com.

Summer Pieces

I was asked to create a few festival and summery looks, so here is a sneak peak. I lovely friend of mine bought this jump suit from me as a present for her little sister... I was so honoured to be asked to make it for her. I hear it looks fab!

19 June 2011

Atelier 27

Atelier 27 Launched two weeks ago, and has really been such a success. The brain child of Ruth Ni Loinsigh, 27 Drury Street, has just become a hub for Irish Design.

Ruth spotted the need for for an 'incubation centre 'where young designers could be encouraged and guided in what is one of the most difficult industries to survive.

The shop front

My Claw dress

The quirky building allows for the most amazing displays (my Navy dress hanging on the left)

My Illustrations on the wall

And... guess who was chosen as one of the lucky designers?! Me!! Currently my separates collection is available to view in the designer showroom and alternative sizes are available to order.

I am also working on two projects for the Atelier, a Ready to Wear Collection which will available mid July, and an in-house Custom Debs Dress and Occasion Wear service.

I hope you are as excited as I am!

Thank you Ruth for all the encouragement.

Off the Rails

My "famous" dress was choosen for the Off the Rails "Fashion Face Off"... and it won! I was so proud, it looked amazing on the television!! The challenge was to create a look that is inspired by Sonya and Brendans favourite Pop Icons!!

07 June 2011

Behind the scenes at the Image Graduate Shoot

Very Exciting Day... Issue out in August, cannot wait to see the professional photographs.

24 May 2011

Leinster Loving!

These boys are unbelievable, the Heineken Cup Final last Saturday was insane!!

So, this illustration is my tribute to my hero's...

Now, to win the magner's league, LEINSTER!!

14 May 2011


A Little love for the boys, and a Big Good Luck!!

Final Collection Day in the Grafton Academy

Wednesday 11th May was such an exciting day, I handed in my last ever collection to be examined in the Grafton Academy. I designed a summer bridal collection of five pieces. I have a fantastic photo shoot in the works for both my collections, so will only give you a taste of whats to come...

13 May 2011

Obsessed with Embellishment

Beading, trims and embroidery are my addiction, check out some of the detail on my latest pieces.

10 April 2011

Illustration for a fab friend

A friend of mine asked for an illustration for work, so I did this up for her. The dress is her favourite piece in my collection. (scanner on the way, sorry for the poor quality.)

24 March 2011

DIT Design Awards Photocall

Seven of the Eight Finalists on Sandymount Strand

My design on my amazing model Jessica Pritzel and Umit Kutluks beautiful design to the right

Jessica and I

Jessica without the jacket

More Professional Photos to come!! Exciting!! xxx