We chatted with Eamonn about his history and achievements, and wrote this for him:
Us Irish are known for our creative talent. Let’s face it like, Ireland is fairly dripping with young upcoming talent, not to mention the already established world renowned artists and designers.
But every so often, amid this pool brimming over with artistic merit, a new star shines even brighter.
Eamonn McGill is the newest such star, firmly on the rise in the world of fashion design. Now aged just 22, and completing his final year at the National College of Art and Design, his fashion accomplishments over the last two years have been nothing short of astonishing.
While studying textiles at NCAD, Eamonn interned for Irish fashion stylist and presenter Courtney Smith. He fell in love with fashion design - knowing then, even at the tender age of 20, that this is what he wants to do for the rest of his life.
So his fashion design business was born when he was just 21, and what he didn’t have in age or experience he certainly made up for in passion and talent!
Despite being the only non fashion design student entered, McGill placed Runner-Up in the DCU Young Designer of the Year Award 2012. He was chosen to style the winners in the Peter Mark Hair Show at The Wella Professionals Trend Vision Award UK & Ireland, in 2012 and again in 2013. And he was picked for the creative team working on the Ryanair Calendar in 2014.
His unique designs are now reaching an international audience on stage and screen. Australian model and music sensation Iggy Azalea wore a McGill original on her latest world-wide tour, and liked the outfit so much that she spoke about it to the press.
And his creations are far from ignored by the Irish glitterati - McGill is the only college student and young designer to have the honour of dressing no less than three celebrities on the red carpets of the recent IFTAs and VIP Style Awards, with all of his work featuring strongly in the tabloid and media coverage which ensued.
McGill has been snapped up as Head Buyer for a new Grafton Street Boutique, so you can get your hands on his fashion taste and style there when it opens for business in a couple of weeks.
Keep your eyes on this upcoming young, talented Irish designer. You can catch him on Social Media where he loves to hang out - at Eamonn McGill Style and Design on Facebook, and on Twitter.