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Belfast linen designer to be stocked in Brown Thomas

Katie Larmour's luxury couture cushions are to be featured as part of the Brown Thomas CREATE showcase

A BELFAST linen designer is to have her products stocked in Dublin department store Brown Thomas this summer.

Katie Larmour's luxury couture cushions are to be featured as part of the Brown Thomas CREATE showcase, which opens today.

The six week listing in the store will see Katie's products featured amongst the most exciting up and coming names in Irish fashion.

Ms Larmour specialises in creating exclusive and unique luxury couture cushions, which are made from rare vintage and antique silk scarves on the front, and traditional Irish linen - from one of the last remaining linen mills still active in Ireland - on the back.

She has created a selection of high-end and vintage one-of-a-kind designer scarf cushions for her Brown Thomas collection, in a variety of colours and patterns and featuring historic names from the fashion world such as Cartier, Gucci, Versace and Chanel, which she feels are a strong fit with the Brown Thomas brand.

“My designs, and the nature of my product, compliment and promote sustainability, as well as blending fashion with home accessories, to create high-end and unique pieces, which I feel have a natural synergy with Brown Thomas”, she said.

“I am passionate about using sustainable materials, where possible, to create desirable pieces, and by repurposing vintage designer scarves within my work, my products link perfectly with the theme of CREATE this year, which is reflection and recognising the important role that designers of the past had to play in where we are today."

Now in its eighth year, CREATE nurtures rising talent and serves as a platform to help Irish designers establish their brand. This year's installation presents the work of 24 designers across ready-to-wear, millinery, jewellery, handbags, scarves, accessories and interiors.

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