From a history of dressing and designing for the Royal family of Qatar and collaborating with her sister Nicola of the N&C Kilkenny label for nearly ten years, Caroline’s new collections are a refreshing and inspired look that presents us with a gentle sophistication that is seductive yet wearable.Caroline’s natural element is in the design room, working with her team, creating unique pieces. Caroline works with live models making it possible to fully visualize the silhouette, making for a perfectly draped and fluid garment. Caroline Kilkenny offers accessible luxury with a cut that compliments the female form. Vibrant fabric combinations with a hint of playfulness permeate the collection as do delicate hand-finished details. Carefully tailored coats and jackets lend a structured element and intertwine effortlessly in a collection were the feminine silhouette is celebrated. Beautiful wovens and jacquards from Italian mills are accentuated in structured dresses by the simplified elegance of Caroline’s designs. Doha 1993 – 2001 Caroline moved to the Middle East in her twenties, where she opened her design studio working with a group of artisans. The label was called Caroline K, and here she quickly built up a reputation of quality and unique design. She soon developed a loyal customer base attracting clients as prestigious as Her Highness Sheikha Moza from the Royal family. The amalgamation of European and Middle Eastern design influenced time of exploration, indulgence, and imagination. Clients chose from collections of an evening and bridal wear of stunning beauty, which offered that magical drama desired by the Middle Eastern woman. The Middle East was an excellent source of inspiration for Caroline. Each gown was made in her workshop, and the designer gave all elements from design to embellishments individual attention. It was these elements, her love of delicate finishes, quality and love of form that she sought to encompass within the N&C Kilkenny collections. 2001 – Present Sisters Caroline and Nicola Kilkenny grew with an abiding love of fashion and a dream of creating their own label. That dream became a reality. The Irish-born sisters operated one of the most successful designer-labels on the island where they developed an ardent following among discerning style-conscious women. Their clothes were even worn by Dr. Mary McAleese during her Presidency. Their strikingly original womenswear collections attracted attention overseas. Both sisters brought unique and individual talents to the mix: Caroline ran her own design studio in Qatar were her beautiful, painstakingly-detailed evening and wedding dresses became sought after among princesses and socialites. Nicola worked as a designer and creative adviser for many of Ireland’s leading design companies before the sisters decided in 2001 to strike out on their own. Trading as N&C Kilkenny, the label is sold in beautiful boutiques and department stores around Ireland. SISTERS / Caroline Kilkenny 2018 – Present The Kilkenny sisters have always believed that clothes should be lovingly created and beautiful to own and wear. Their dream was always to provide women with a combination of relaxed elegance and understated luxury. The SISTERS collection launched in Autumn/Winter 2018. Also known as #SistersByCK for short. After a completely ‘sold-out’ first season, the label is now highly coveted after by women around Ireland. The inspiration behind the ‘SISTERS’ label is all in the name… sisters; Caroline and Nicola Kilkenny joining forces again to design a new accessible luxury collection. Sisters is for the girl who likes to experiment with fashion. The bold colours, eclectic prints and luxurious fabrics make it a fun and easy to style collection. This collection marks the reunion of Caroline and Nicola as a design duo; there’s an element of nostalgia as it has been over 10 years since the launch of the original label as a duo; the N&C Kilkenny in 2005.