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Ennis
Co.Clare
Ireland

Designer of Celtic inspired Clothing and Accessories made from traditional and natural textiles. Maker of tailor made celtic wedding garments.

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Ancient roots in celtic wedding dress design

regina tierney

I am very excited about the upcoming release of 2017 wedding dress collection

Having launched Celtic Fusion in 2015 with my original designs, the feedback I received from many people was that they could see me designing for alternative and Celtic Weddings.

It seemed right for me to create for Celtic hand fasting Ceremonies and outdoor nature based ceremony,  I believe in the ethics and openness of the beliefs of the ancient hand fasting practice, and given that many of my friends are choosing to celebrate there love in this way i was excited by the challenge of creating for such special events.

 Ancient Celtic hand-fasting is the traditional wedding of the ancient Celts. This tradition Dates back before 7000 B.C.  The ceremonies would often happen around Celtic feasts and festivals such as Lunasa. The ceremony involves the binding of the couple’s hands using a ribbon or Braided cord. One of the most fantastic things I like about this practice is that once married the couple have a period of one year engagement after this one year the couple can then choose to solidify the marriage through another ceremony or Dissolve the relationship and be free to find another partner.

Many women had said to me that it was difficult to find a wedding dress that was natural and wasn’t going to make them look like a Fancy Desert. Having looked at was available I had to almost everything offered seemed very synthetic and didn't match what i thought matched a nature based or ancient celtic ceremony deserved.

 My own spiritual beliefs are influenced by Neo-Druidism this belief promotes harmony and worship of nature.  So this is a base for many of my concepts and art and i approached my dress design with this same spirit.

My Celtic wedding dress designs have been created as a expression of nature and this is something I felt is very definitive but soft and gentle. I wanted the woman wearing it to feel like a Divine goddess and to feel part of that expression of nature which in (Neo-Druidism belief) we are all a part of.

I have expanded on the theme of my 2016 collection but in evolved and exciting cuts and also incorporating Linen fabric and cotton jute fabric. The new collection will be launched by june 8th

Some of the re-accruing  themes in the collection

·         is the use of 100% natural raw cotton lace, I chose this textile because of it’s natural, not bleached or dyed meaning less processed this gives it a very close to nature feeling. The floral pattern running through it is also very feminine and flattering.

·         I have used raw Jute fibre in many of the designs, jute is a course plant fibre of created using nettle, hemp or the outer part of a fibres plant. The very raw and unprocessed nature of the trimmings and fabric used from this plant gives a rustic feel to the style and further emphasises the nature origin of the design.

·         I have created a variety of sleeved wedding dresses in the collection, this style is fitting with the outdoor nature of the ceremony and the fact that in Ireland at least it’s not the warmest at the best of times this style I felt was perfect for  outdoor hand fasting ceremony

Raw Goddess Wedding Dress from my 2016 collection

Raw Goddess Wedding Dress from my 2016 collection

Swan sleeved wedding dress design.

Swan sleeved wedding dress design.

sleeved wedding dress
Celtic Wedding Dress

Celtic Creative Revolution

regina tierney

I was never in to creating or Dreaming in a mediocre way, my thirst for adventure and art has never let me take the road well-travelled. 

I’m very excited by the work vie brought in to fruition these past few months, creations which vie had on paper for over a year no will finally be released in the next few weeks after much work, searching and vision.

These new creations are mostly inspired by traditional Irish life, Celtic culture, and Hipster culture and steampunk design.  In this new collection I have delved in to designing with brass and the finished effect is mind blowing. I’ve mixed high quality tweed designs with brass accessories to create clothing which is a wearable art piece.

I have also collaborated with Co. Clare born artist Raymond Tierney to create visionary art which I have used on my new Cape and Shawl Designs. My inspiration for this was to create a piece which reflected the animal spirit of the west of Ireland.  I have always been drawn to the mystery and power of the stag and for me it symbolises the Wild and untameable nature of the west. I wanted to mix the symbol of the Oak and acorn with this image as the oak is a tree of Knowledge.  In the bottom of this image is a Celtic Trinity Symbol bringing in the element of body mind and spirit.

My favourite new creation is the range of Celtic Capes, for this I sourced beautiful cream wool and it features a side button up and front pocket. This piece is made as a one size fits all and is a super easy to wear free spirited piece.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming release of these new creations as well as some fun photo-shoots to come. Celtic Fusion will also be going even more international with being introduced to stores in America, Milan and Amsterdam in the next month and being released in to many new stores across the country.

Exciting Times ahead!

Creating with Natural Fibres

regina tierney

My creations use a variety of Natural Fibres such as Cotton, Linen, raw Jute and wool. I was intuitively drawn to create with these fibres as I was searching to create a range which felt pure and Natural. I was Inspired to do so, as when I searched in mainstream stores I couldn’t find clothing which I felt reflected my values and what I felt real beauty to be, nature unaltered.

When I researched the damages and risk involved in creating synthetic materials and dyes I found

Chemicals used to produce dyes today are often highly toxic, carcinogenic, or even explosive. The chemical Aniline, the basis for a popular group of dyes known as Azo dyes (specifically group III A1 and A2) which are considered deadly poisons (giving off carcinogenic amines) and dangerous to work with, also being highly flammable. This is extremely dangerous for the communities and workers who are exposed to these chemicals during clothing production.

Almost every industrial dye process involves a solution of a dye in water, in which the fabrics are dipped or washed. After dying a batch of fabric, it’s cheaper to dump the used water – dye effluent – than to clean and re-use the water in the factory.  So dye factories across the world are dumping millions of tons of dye effluent into rivers.

My gut feeling was justified so I set out to produce a range of designs which I felt reflected my values and culture.

Many of my designs are not dyed, I have cleverly used a variety of natural plant fibres woven and cut to create a natural colour combination.

I sourced 100% Natural fibres to create with; the Benefits of working with natural fibres are numerous,

Natural fibres look and feel good.

The fibres are tightly woven, yet extremely breathable and surprisingly soft.

They do not cling to the body.

They're created without toxins or unnatural processes.

They're extremely lightweight, yet provide warmth and protection.

The fabrics can be used in everything from cotton t-shirts to silk gowns.

Natural fibres are biodegradable.

One of my Favourite natural Materials to create with is Jute.  Jute can be grown in 4–6 months with a huge amount of cellulose being produced from the jute hurd that can meet most of the wood needs of the world. Jute is the major crop among others that is able to protect deforestation. Jute is one of the most environmentally-friendly fibres.

My Jute creations are very raw and earthy, I loved these textiles and trimmings the moment i saw them, they spoke exactly what they are pure and unaltered.