McConnell is a contemporary Menswear and Womenswear knitwear collection from the west coast of Ireland. With a strong reference to heritage and craftsmanship, the collection draws inspiration from time-honoured hand-knitted rural and coastal work-wear.
Traditional Aran and fisherman rib sweaters are reworked into modern pared down proportions. Stitching techniques create contrasting textures coupled with playful pattern breaks. McConnell uses luxe high grade Irish, Italian and Scottish yarns with hand finished techniques. McConnell is designed and made in Ireland at McConnell Woollen Mills.
Designer Odran Rohan studied fashion design at the Limerick School of Design, Parsons in New York and completed his MA at the Royal College of Art in 1999. Odran has worked in both menswear and womenswear including a seven year tenure as Senior Designer at Armani, Milan. Over the past 25 years Odran has designed for labels including Hardy Amies, Austin Reed, Gap, Country Road and John Rocha.
McConnell Woollen Mills was founded by Anne Behan McConnell. The award winning mills are renowned for the manufacturing and production of beautifully crafted knitwear. Anne's legacy knitwear collection Áine has significant distribution across Europe, Japan and USA.