Fashion Designer

Ruth Mac Gowan

Ruth Mac Gowan, has had a design career where she has moved about for 15 years, currently, she is based in London.

Ruth spent her formative years in Ireland studying art, drawing fashion illustrations and dreaming of a career in fashion. Little did she know, after a degree in Fashion Marketing, U.K., this affinity for style would lead her into a life long career with heritage brands in the luxury & volume markets.

Beginning as a designer in NYC with Ralph Lauren for 6 years following 2 years with Hackett, London to working 5 years in Dunnes Head office, Dublin. Later on, through her personal network, Ruth free-lanced on design projects for Irish brand Vedoneire, Women’s wear collection, plus an Accessories collection for Faconnable in Nice France.

Designs by Ruth: Vedoneire

Saturday walk in the countryside mood inspiration board for Vedoneire womenswear.


In this fashion consultancy role for Vedoneire, Ruth met the brief by building rapport, understanding the current customer, while predicting mild trend adaptations that would appeal to a new female customer. Throughout, Ruth was very involved with the sourcing of raw materials, attending trade shows, visiting factories plus partnering on the financial planning.

photo shoot styled and arranged by Ruth. Model : Thalia Heffernan. Photographer: Evan Doherty.

All designs and styling by Ruth Mac Gowan.

Designs by Ruth: Faconnable Accessories 

C’est Faconnable  

Façonnable Injects Chic Ease into the Spring Forward Season. Easy elegance and rumpled sophistication define this collection. For Spring-Summer 2013, Façonnable is all about understated, modern masculinity and natural femininity – a couple that exudes quiet confidence and polished appeal.

French fashion house, Façonnable, introduces their 2012-2013 Pre Fall Winter Collection. Menswear shows classic Legionnaire military style in line with the French Foreign Legion. Understated earth tones and neutrals are accented

for the weekend ahead.

On the other hand, womenswear is all about slouchy minimalism with an extension of the classic Legionnaire military style 

Promising a ‘sensual and functional’ womenswear line-up for autumn/winter 2012, French brand Façonnable have offered just that: pieces with allure and a sense of wearability, that’ll see you through the fashion seasons.


Designs By Ruth: Hackett

Accessories Designer

 Design: Menswear Ralph Lauren

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