Miriam Mone

Armagh designer remembered for her attention to detail and impeccable style

Born in Co Armagh, Miriam Mone studied at Preston Polytechnic, Lancashire, from 1983 to 1984, and at Limerick College of Art and Design from 1984 to 1987.

Her collection, featuring sharply tailored daywear in plain, strong colours, was awarded with The Late Late Show 'Designer of the Year' accolade in 1995.

She continued to win fashion awards including the 'Irish Designer of the Year', the 'Grolsch Question of Style Award', the 'Trainee Designer of the Year Award', and the 'Satzenbrau Fashion Award for Partywear'.

Mone's work features regularly in both the Irish and international media, such as in Woman’s Journal, on MTV, and the Channel 4 programme, She’s Got To Have It.

One of the highlights of Mone’s career came when she was chosen by Irish President Mary McAleese to design a garment for her presidential inauguration. McAleese has stated in interviews that Miriam Mone is her favourite designer.

Mone has developed her own distinctive look, consisting of well-made garments in beautiful fabrics and unique designs. The attention to detail is excellent, and the quality and finish of her garments impeccable.

Her 2003 collection, Latin Rhythms, is inspired by the hot climates and vibrant passions of Cuba and South America.

Miriam died of ovarian cancer on February 22, 2007, aged 42.