About Leonora Ferguson
Leonora is an award-winning milliner and print designer from Co. Tyrone, Northern 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 in 2005, specialising in Embroidered Textiles. She went on to work in costume for productions such as HBO's Game of Thrones, Universal's Dracula Untold and most recently Syfy's Krypton. Clients also include Merlin Entertainments (Madame Tussauds).
Leonora founded her fashion accessories label in 2011 in Northern Ireland and has since relocated to the Chocolate Factory Creative Community in Dublin 1.
Leonora was first selected for Brown Thomas Dublin's Create in 2017, where her collection was launched and sold in the prestigious Grafton Street store.
She was awarded Millinery Designer of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2018.
Photo credit: Leanne Keaney Photography