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Mark T Burke

Mark T Burke

Mark T Burke

Two years after winning Accessory Designer of the Year at the inaugural Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, milliner Mark T Burke has become a sensation, with his hats spotted at the Galway Races and Buckingham Palace.

Mark trained with renowned hat-maker Philip Treacy in London and tonight his creations will star at the third annual Irish Fashion Awards finale being held at Galway's Radisson Blu Hotel.

The awards are the major showcase for young designers to watch and last year's overall winner Una Burke now counts Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness among her clients.

Category awards up for grabs tonight include Student Designer of the Year, Accessory Designer of the Year, Milliner of the Year and Designer of the Year.

Irish Independent