The wanderlust was instilled early on, inspired by voracious reading of VOGUE magazines from the 70’s & 80’s.
Since 17 years of age, Ruth left her hometown of Dublin, to study a B.A. in Fashion Marketing in the U.K. then a career in Fashion Design in New York ensued.
2012, Ruth returned to her roots, to bring her blend of Ralph Lauren Life style home. GONNE WILDE, inspired by Maud Gonne & Oscar Wilde, began with a month on the road around Ireland. Based on her preferred selection of manufacturers, before GPS in the car, the sourcing began!
Ruth’s style of product development requires meeting the manufacturers & visiting the factories for inspiration & true understanding of their capabilities.
TO MEET ‘THE BEST OF’ IRISH MANUFACTURERS IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT, ON THEIR TURF & WHO ARE WILLING TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT’
GONNE WILDE covers a wide breath of coordinated categories, statement coats, off duty knitwear, accessories & bespoke leather footwear. You will find Irish Interest gifts for him & for her, which can be customised with your corporate logo.
The fresh perspective on silhouette, unusual colour combinations & International Irish outlook are signature to GONNE WILDE.
Irish Tweed with Sex appeal! AGELESS, PRICELESS , NO CATEGORIES.
CONTEMPORARY IRISH PRODUCTS, INSPIRED BY THE PAST, LIVING IN THE PRESENT
Gonne Wilde: Fashion ShowsL
Shelbourne Hotel, London
Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
Gifts: Gonne Wilde Notebooks
Silk covered Notebooks
Adding the finishing touches : brass metal corners for extra sturdy pocket notebooks.
Sporting motif silk from Belfast, Hand bound in Co.Cork, Printed in Dublin.
GONNE WILDE HAS ARRANGED ORDERS FOR CORPORATE GIFTS TO ONE OFF BESPOKE WEDDING ALBUMS.
GONNE WILDE PROVIDES GIFT SOLUTIONS WITH COMPELLING UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS.
NOTHING EASE’S THE GUILT OF A BIG PURCHASE LIKE BUYING ONE OF OUR GENTLEMEN’S SILK COVERED NOTEBOOKS TO BRING HOME AS A SURPRISE. OR THERE IS EVEN OUR €5 TWEED HOUSE MATCHBOX TO MAKE SOMEONE SMILE.
Design: Gonne Wilde
The last time William Butler Yeats asked Maud Gonne to marry him was in the summer of 1916.
Timber double doors with large handles depicting swans. Donated by the WB Yeats society of Western Australia. A reminder of Yeats love of mute swans, who can mate for life. Ever the romantics.
RUTH C WAS ALWAYS INSPIRED BY THE ROMANTIC LITERARY SET OF THE 1930‘S IN IRELAND AND GONNE WILDE DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM 1930’S IRELAND. SUCH ROMANTIC HEROES AND HEROINES AS MAUD GONNE, MICHAEL COLLINS, WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS AND OF COURSE OSCAR WILDE. MAC GOWAN IS TAKEN WITH THEIR STYLE AS MUCH AS THEIR LITERARY TALENTS. THESE WITTY SPIRITED PERSONALITIES BREATH LIFE INTO THE OUTRAGEOUS IRISH LOOKS OF GONNE WILDE.
THE THINKING OF THESE TIMES WAS NEVER PREDICTABLE. GONNE WILDE BORROWS THIS THINKING TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF IRELAND ONE JUMPER AT A TIME!
Gonne Wilde Logo inspired by first edition ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ by William Butler Yates. I added three bands of shades of green to resemble our tricolour flag. Gold foil printing and re coloured interpretations as product line grows.
The buerial place of William Butler Yates overlooked by Benbulben in Drumcliffe, Sligo, Ireland. A tremendously spiritual place to visit.