Catherine Alisa McAleer
Catherine McAleer is an Irish born designer and soon to be graduate in BA Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Development
Her final year degree collection holds a deep memory of the past, which has been thrust into the future. Catherine is greatly influenced by her cultural heritage; combining traditional Irish crafts such as goldwork embroidery and metalwork with modern silhouettes to create dramatic statement pieces. The collection is inspired by the juxtaposition of ideas; with strong influences from the Baroque era, which contrast with minimalist design details. Much emphasis is placed on the quality and the craftsmanship of the products.
Having gained invaluable work experience at companies such as Donna Karan New York, Bill Amberg and Natacha Marro, Catherine is currently seeking employment in the footwear and accessories industry.
Still Life Photography: Ioana Vrabie
Location Photography: Jessica Seamen
Model: Hannah O'Byrne