We are so excited to feature one of Ireland’s most renowned and talented bridal designers, Caoimhe Keane, designer for fashion label QUE-VA.
Caoimhe’s bridal designs have a whimsical and romantic feel to them, inspired by movement, dance and nature but are made with great precision. She pairs these with her more structured often military inspired tailored jackets and coats in fine silks, wools and cashmere, with elements of menswear finishing in the structured shoulders and handstitched linings.
“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” - Ralph Lauren
Her complex bias cut dresses look effortless, but are made with honed and understated skill whilst her garments are timeless classics, earthy yet chic.
As well as being an artist and designer, Caiomhe is a highly skilled craftsperson and works with experienced tailors, couturists, beaders, embellishers, textile artists and lace makers. Her garments will often have fine hand beaded designs, with embroidery, hand painting, hand made lace with images and symbols representing nature, calling on her background as an artist and painter. With a commitment to developing a sustainable business with fair trade ethos, Caoimhe uses natural, organic, fair trade and sustainable materials.
As well as bridal designs, QUE-VA also designs collections for the modern groom with tailored suits in the finest European wools, cashmeres, silks, cottons and linens. Silk hand stitched and bright coloured linings are paired up with beautifully finished personalised shirts using Egyptian cotton, Sea Island and Italian cottons.
Caoimhe provides a personalised bespoke tailoring and design service from her Atelier and Showrooms in Dublin. Her approach to design is very warm and personal. She takes time to get to know her clients, to understand them and interpret what they want and translate that into a design that best embodies that their aspirations and personality.
QUE-VA is without a doubt one of Ireland’s most exciting design houses and we are delighted that visitors to the show have the opportunity to meet Caoimhe in person and view her stunning creations.