Aoife Kirwan studied fashion design in Dublin before attending the London College of Fashion to study millinery. She also took private tuition with couturier and milliner Tomas von Nordheim before returning to Ireland to set up her business, designing and handcrafting hats.
All of her pieces are handcrafted using traditional millinery techniques and the highest quality luxurious materials. She works with fur and wool felt, straws and sinamay and foundations blocked in buckram and covered with silk, velvet or cashmere.
Aoife Kirwan uses a vast range of trimmings including hand cut and curled feathers, vintage silk veiling, handcrafted flowers, sequins and beads.