Helen Cody_Multi Blossom Two-Piece_Photographer Peter Rowen

Multi Blossom Two-Piece

silk taffeta, calais lace, ostrich feathers and Swarovski beads and pearls
Photographer, Peter Rowen

Helen Cody_Multi Blossom Two-Piece detail_Photographer Peter Rowen

Multi Blossom Two-Piece (detail)

silk taffeta, calais lace, ostrich feathers and Swarovski beads and pearls
Photographer, Peter Rowen

Helen Cody__Laser Cut Shift Dress_Photographer Peter Rowen

Laser Cut Shift Dress

polyester taffeta, tulle, oversized sequins and Japanese silk
Photographer, Peter Rowen

Helen Cody__Laser Cut Shift Dress detail_Photographer Peter Rowen

Laser Cut Shift Dress

polyester taffeta, tulle, oversized sequins and Japanese silk
Photographer, Peter Rowen

fashion/faisean

Helen Cody

Helen Cody specialises in bespoke couture pieces. Each garment is individually crafted and finished with hand-dyed silk linings, Victorian embellishments, vintage ribbons and crystals. Aspiring to create unique items that appear light and effortless, she incorporates antique Irish and European handmade lace into many of her pieces.

Her current collection utilises techniques such as hand cutting, burning, beading, hand dying and machining. With her Multi Blossom Two-Piece, petal shapes are hand cut, then embellished and beaded and finally attached to the base. With Laser Cut Shift Dress, taffeta is laser cut into disc shapes and applied to a tulle base. It is then hand stitched to create a seamless effect.

Cody graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design. Prior to setting up her own fashion label in 2000, Cody worked for French Vogue Magazine and Azzedine Alaia and developed her skills as a stylist, working on numerous international publications. She currently lives and works in Dublin.

Selected Awards

2015
Kerry Fashion Week Irish Designer of the Year Award in association with IMAGE magazine
2008
Winner Irish Tatler Designer of the Year
2007
Only Irish Designer to be recognised and auctioned as art at Whyte’s Important Art Sale, Dublin

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibition

2015
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Special Assignment

1997-2000
Fashion Advisor to Her Excellency President Mary McAleese

 

Contact Details:

Helen Cody
4 Lullymore Terrace
Sally's Bridge
Dublin 8
(Studio open by appointment only)

T. +353 86 260 5374
www.helencody.com