Christine O’Donoghue de Vries is an incredible, home-grown artist and designer, as well as the founder of House of Kerry. A passionate lover of where she grew up, she captures the timeless charm of the Irish countryside in her designs, allowing the world to enjoy them as she does, living amongst such scenes.

“My style would be elegant basics with a flattering cut and all about the detail in the accessories. I love creating wearable art, designs with meaning, and which are sustainable investment pieces for the future.”

With such gorgeous and sentimental accessories and giftware on offer, it is no wonder she was recently named Hi’s Most Stylish Fashion Designer of the Year 2018 at our very own The Cointreau Hi Style Awards 2018!

“Our next award is for Hi’s Fashion Designer of the Year 2018. Fashion sustainability is at the heart of our next winner’s designer philosophy. Innovative design inspired by watercolours is just one of her many designs. Ladies and gentlemen, Hi’s Fashion Designer of the Year 2018 is Christine O’Donoghue de Vries of House of Kerry.”

“It is such a great honour to receive the award from the group of stellar fashion designers nominated and means a great deal for promoting my brand, House of Kerry, to a wider audience,” said an elated Christine.

“I will be displaying the award in pride of place on the mantelpiece in the living room!” Christine also shared the news on her social media channels, through which her fashionable fans have been congratulating her on her well-deserved win since the Hi Style Awards took place.

“I would like to give special thanks to the judges for shortlisting me and the people who voted for me. Also, a big thank you to the Hi Style team for organising the spectacular event and the concept of shining a light on creative businesses.

“Thanks too to the lovely hosts, Amanda Brunker and Deric Hartigan, who made the night memorable and entertaining!”