Cream of the Irish Crops, our Top 5 Irish Designers

St Patrick's Day brings that time of the year where it's widely acceptable, and actually encouraged, to don a leprechaun hat, dig out a dashing orange beard and of course, down a pint of Guinness for breakfast.

Perhaps the latter is less encouraged.

In accordance with the national holiday we also want to join and celebrate all that is Ireland & Irish related so we're sharing our top 5 Irish designers.

Starting with the old favourite, hat designing extraordinaire Philip Treacy.

Philip hails from the tiny Galway village of Ahascragh. He studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin before moving to London as a student at the prestigious Royal College of Art.

His incredible designs have graced the catwalk accompanying collections by desginer giants such as Chanel, Valentino, Versace and Rifat Ozbek. Along side creating bespoke one off designs for style icons such as Madonna, Goldie Hawn and Joan Collins.