John McCormack, who now resides in Dublin city, began his fashion journey
by studying at the Grafton Academy of Dress Design.
It was at the Grafton Academy that he entered the
coveted student design competition, the Nokia Young Fashion Designer Award
in 2005 and won with his capsule collection, which was inspired by the
Guggenheim museum building in Bilbao.
The Sunday Times commented on his win: "McCormack's inspiration in
architecture and urban life of modern Europe shows another way forward".
Leaving the Grafton Academy, John gained a position as a designer in a
design company, Styletex, supplying the likes of Dunnes Stores, A-wear,
Topshop, Oasis and George @ ASDA. Within a relatively short space of time
and after several promotions McCormack became a senior designer within
In September 2005, McCormack debuted his first
ready to wear collection in the Design Centre, Dublin, under the name
John McCormack. His ready to wear collection, is now entering its sixth
season and his designs are coveted pieces among the fashion conscious
women of Dublin and throughout the entire country.
The John McCormack label is fast becoming synonymous with exquisite tailoring
which is both creative and commercial, offering strong but feminine pieces.
It was in April 2006, in their annual 'Ireland's Most Stylish' feature',
that the Sunday Independent Life Magazine labeled John McCormack as "Ireland's
answer to Roland Mouret: clean cuts with a sophisticated edge".
Apart from his ready to wear collection, McCormack
has built up a list of private clients, offering a bespoke service in
tailoring, eveningwear and Bridal.
Appointments can be made directly through his studio in Ballsbridge, through
the Design Centre or Tempted boutique in Kilkenny. High profile clients
include model Andrea Roche, former You're a Star judge, Linda Martin,
TV presenters Lorraine Keane and Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, and newsreader