Please join the Irish Business Organization Women's Networking Committee for our St. Brigid's Day Virtual Networking Lunch on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish communities worldwide have enthusiastically embraced its global St. Brigid’s Day events program, celebrating Irish women’s creativity and talent. Since the launch in 2018, as of 2021, over 30 cities across the globe participate.
Here in New York, the IBO-NY’s special guest is New York-born Irish designer Jennifer Rothwell — zooming in from Ireland to visit one of her favorite Irish diaspora groups. Many IBO members are devoted fans of Jennifer’s work, which include bow ties and scarves, bomber jackets, kimonos and leggings, and most recently, a collection of silk face masks. We’ll discuss Jennifer’s design inspirations, her St. Brigid line of silks, and how she moved quickly from gowns to masks to meet the new market’s demands in the new Covid world. Her reusable (machine) washable masks are printed and made in Ireland.
First we'll start the way we usually do an per the IBO mission:
Born in New York and raised in Dublin, Irish designer Jennifer Rothwell graduated with honors from NCAD. With over 20 years of experience, she knows the A to Z of the fashion industry, gaining experience working at the Director level for high profile companies such as Norma Kamali, Katayone Adeli, and Calvin Klein. In August 2006, Jennifer decided to launch her own highly successful label, Jennifer Rothwell, in Dublin, Ireland. From 2008-2018, she has received many awards and recognitions. Of note, she created a custom made scarf and tie inspired by the book of Kells, which she gifted to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to commemorate their first visit to Ireland, and has had several of her designs worn on the Red Carpet at the Oscars.
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