Designer and Artist, Úna Burke is a multi-award winning leather sculptor in the fashion world. Burke achieved her masters at the prestigious Cordwainer’s College at the London College of Fashion, and her graduate collection won the 2009 Design Awards for ‘Best Static Collection’.
In 2010, Burke went on to set up her own luxury fashion label and also won several more national and international awards including ‘Irish Designer of the Year 2011’ and a nomination for the “WGSN Global Fashion Awards”. Her work is now exhibited in over twenty countries worldwide. Over the years Burke has collaborated with both clients and colleagues such as The National Museum of Ireland, Phillip Lim, and Nick Knight’s creative laboratory the ‘SHOWstudio’. She has also produces film and stage costumes, for the film ‘The Hunger Games’, where Jennifer Lawrence wore an arm brace that was made for her.
Burke designs are both seasonal fashion accessories as well as sculptural art.
She uses complex leather-working techniques and her pieces are truly timeless, elegant and sculptural. All designs are hand-made in the Úna Burke atelier in South London, with the best quality vegetable tanned leathers from the UK and Italy.
There is no doubt that the brand is very avant garde and is an inspiration to many celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Madonna and Heidi Klum. Burke’s designer collections regularly appear in high end fashion magazines, such as Vogue, i-D and Numero.