Irish Fashion Focus: Paula Rowan’s glove designs are a perfect fit for celebrities

Accomplished designer Paula Rowan’s signature leather gloves have gained wordwide acclaim, but her success did not come overnight. Fifteen years of hard work and perseverance has seen her gloves worn by Lady Gaga, Joey King and Ariana Grande

Designer Paula Rowan in her shop in Dublin's Westbury Mall

Orla Dempsey

‘I studied history and classics in UCD — I read a lot about gloves then — and after that I worked with my brother in our family’s luxury leather goods store,” says Paula Rowan.