A graduate of the Grafton Academy and the National College of Art in Dublin, Deborah began her career working in the commercial sector of the fashion industry in Ireland.
Deborahs awards include, international wool secretariat student award, a late late show award in 2002 and Tatler Woman of the year Fashion award in 2007. Deborah has dressed many high profile women including President Mc Aleese for the state Visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in 2011.
In 2016 Deborah headed up the creation of the Irish fashion collective, along with Siobhan Grant the fundraising manager in St Joseph’s care home in Shankill. This event is a collaboration of Irish designers from home and abroad including Philip Treacy, Don O’Neill and Paul Costello to name a few, raising much need awareness and funds for the only care home in Ireland that soleycares for people living with dementia. They are cared for together in a ‘homelike’ environment where the focus is on people’s emotions and making them feel like they really matter, despite living with a diagnosis of dementia. A cause very close to the designer’s heart as her father spent many years here and was looked after exceptionally well. Here you can see Deborah along with her good friend Lorraine Keane who MC’d for the event along with Deborah’s SS21 collection.