EmMarie's Emma Curtis developed her luxury fashion brand in October 2016.  Emma is concentrating on womenswear at the moment with the hope of branching out into other areas of design such as accessories. The brand uses luxury fabrics and offers a high quality of craftsmanship. Everything is designed and made in Ireland to date.

EmMarie is our final profile for March and we chatted with her about her startup design business.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I love to design from nature, I find it fascinating what nature can create. I love the colours, the shapes, the textures, just thinking of nature gets me so excited for what I’ll use as my next inspiration.  In general you can get inspiration from anything - once you have a connection with or a passion for something you can design from it.

What designer inspires you the most and why?

French designer Stéphane Rolland. I love his use of design, the elegance and class within each individual piece. The mix of elegance and surface detail. Genius. 

What is the most important piece of knowledge or advice you have gotten from setting up your own business?

It’s not easy and it doesn’t happen overnight so it is very important to surround yourself with positive people, people who support you. I believe you get back what you put in, if you work hard and dream big there is no limit to what you can achieve.