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Beginning his studies in NCAD, the National College of Art and Design, David O Malley developed a unique aesthetic within the avant-garde tradition. Through the manipulation of unconventional materials, taxidermy and luxurious materials including furs, cashmeres and exotic leathers O Malley's creates one-off desig… Read More
Beginning his studies in NCAD, the National College of Art and Design, David O Malley developed a unique aesthetic within the avant-garde tradition. Through the manipulation of unconventional materials, taxidermy and luxurious materials including furs, cashmeres and exotic leathers O Malley's creates one-off designs which engage audiences with a world of excitement, danger and desire.

O Malley presented his graduate collection at the 2013 NCAD fashion show which then began his journey within the Irish design industry. Furthermore, he has collaborated with many names in a multi industry from designers, artists, showrooms and stores including Brown Thomas, Peter Mark, Conor Mary Foy (video, live art, photography and sculptural intervention artist), D-Light Studios, Science Gallery, Powerscourt, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Berlin Fashion Film Festival and ID magazine. O Malley favours natural leathers and furs designing individual pieces for emerging and established Artists/bands both Irish and international both their music videos
and performances as well as costume design for TV and theatre with names including Gwen Stefani for No Doubt campaign, Fyfe, Young Wonder, Daithi, Years and Years, Behind the Dark, Twin Headed Wolf, Vikings Tv series leather design and King Lear.

Narrative is a running element through his work where each season becomes a continuation of the last or becomes a prequel of a story. Although there is a suggestion of specific themes and inspiration, certainties are never started in his work, Leaving open to a controlled multiplicity of interpretation.

O Malley is a member of the council of Irish Fashion Designers (CIFD) and has set up a brand which is sells individual one off pieces stocking within Ireland, Europe and has just began selling in the U.S. Read Less
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