Laura-Jayne Halton is one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers. With an esteemed and award-winning design portfolio, Laura Jayne has created an aesthetic fusion that inspires instant recognition. Her designs have been showcased at a host of prestigious red carpet events, including the Academy Awards in LA, the Madrid International Film Festival, the World Music and Independent Film festival in Washington DC, The Memphis International Film Awards, The ‘Action On’ Film Festival in LA, The International Rose of Tralee Festival, and the VIP Style Awards and The Beverly Hills Bar Association Awards.
Leading female ambassadors of Laura Jayne’s designs include Irelands first female ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson; Oscar-nominated producers Fodhla Cronin-O’Reilly and Nora Twomey of twice Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon; LA actress and director Kathleen Davison, as well as several Irish female media personalities.
Experience and Design Practice
Having studied Furniture Design at the Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design at GMIT Letterfrack, and Fashion Design at the Galway Technical Institute, Laura Jayne has worked in these fields for over 10 years. She has collaborated on International projects in furniture design, fine art, illustration and fashion. Major clients have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Steinway Lyngdorf, Groundworks New York, New York Custom Woodworks, The Robb Report Magazine as well as academic collaborations published with the National Museum of Denmark.
Media and Publications
Her work has become a frequent feature in both National and International media publications. Most recognisably, these include a cover feature with the Sunday Business Post. In addition, she has been interviewed with The Independent, Life Magazine, Social and Personal Magazine and has featured on National TV and Radio. She has also received International style recognition in fashion bibles such as Vogue Italia, New York Magazine and the Huffington and Washington Posts. See Press Gallery.
Awards and Nominations
Laura Jayne Halton was the 2012 ‘One to Watch’ winner at the KFW awards in association with Image Magazine, and has been nominated for the Irish Fashion Innovation awards in both the ‘Student’ and ‘One to Watch’ categories (2010 & 2012) and the Peroni Moda awards (2013). In August 2015, her designs won Best Irish Design at the annual Galway Races, and Best Dressed Lady at the prestigious RDS Dublin Horse Show.