Leonora is an award-winning designer based in Ireland. She creates unique handmade hats and headpieces. Her techniques include traditional hat blocking, lace making with wire, beading and more. 

She graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, specialising in Embroidered Textiles. She went on to work in costume for a number of productions and attractions and founded her label in 2011.

Leonora was selected for Brown Thomas Dublin's Create in 2017-21, where her collection was sold in the prestigious Grafton Street store.

​She was awarded Millinery Designer of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards in 2018, the Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland Award and the Eleanor de la Branchardière Award for Innovation in Lace at the RDS Craft Awards.


Photo by Leanne Keaney Photography