Jennifer Rothwell

About Jennifer

Born in New York, and raised in Dublin, Irish designer Jennifer Rothwell graduated with honours from NCAD. In 1995, she emigrated fulltime to New York, where she acquired extensive NYC fashion experience. Jennifer Rothwell is highly experienced in the fashion field with over 20 years' fashion design/production experience. Jennifer Rothwell knows the A to Z of the fashion industry as she gained vast experience as the director of Design and Production for many high profile NY companies. She has worked with Norma Kamali, Katayone Adeli, Calvin Klein, Language and Yigal Azrouel and worked at director level in all companies mentioned. In August 2006, Jennifer decided to launch her own highly successful label, Jennifer Rothwell, in Dublin Ireland.

Jennifer prides herself that her garments are produced locally at her studio in Artane, Dublin. As the garments are manufactured in close radius to the studio the carbon footprint of the garments is greatly reduced. 

Jennifer Rothwell's collections pair innovative design with high quality finishing. She specializes in digital print on luxurious fabrics, mostly on silk, in clothing and accessorize. The point of difference in Jennifer’s work is her striking use of vibrant colour which is reflected in her stunning prints. 

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

Jennifer’ sense of design and passion for what she does comes across in her work. She is a very skilled fashion designer and I am proud to wear her beautiful pieces.
— Liselott Olofsson - Ceramics Artist, Co. Killkenny, Ireland
I am personally delighted by the beautiful digital prints Ms Rothwell designs as the basis for her collections, as it’s quite remarkable in this era to find a designer who is the visionary for both her textiles and her designs.
(…) When I walk through the streets of San Francisco in my J Rothwell frocks, someone will always stop to ask about the garment and remark on its unusual beauty.
— CC Hart - Writer, Secretary, IASAS, San Francisco, USA
 Liselott wore two Jennifer Rothwell's creations at the Oscar while accompanying her husband Tomm Moore: in 2015, she wore the Circular Stainglass Digital printed one shoulder gown, inspired by the vivid colours from the stain glass windows made by Irish Artist Harry Clarke, and in 2018, a Crane Print Maxi Skirt and an assorted fuchsia top, the print being inspired by Dublin’s Bloom Festival and Jennifer’s love of birds and Japanese influences.

Liselott wore two Jennifer Rothwell's creations at the Oscar while accompanying her husband Tomm Moore: in 2015, she wore the Circular Stainglass Digital printed one shoulder gown, inspired by the vivid colours from the stain glass windows made by Irish Artist Harry Clarke, and in 2018, a Crane Print Maxi Skirt and an assorted fuchsia top, the print being inspired by Dublin’s Bloom Festival and Jennifer’s love of birds and Japanese influences.

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I asked Jennifer if she could do a bespoke order, a silk coat-jacket in her hummingbird print. (…) When I received it in the mail, it was everything, and more, than I imagined. Truly a work of art.
— Connie Roberts - Poet and Creative Writing Professor, Hofstra University, New York, USA
I have several of her scarves which I wear regularly – not only as scarves but as belts and headpieces too. I am always guaranteed a complimentary remark on them or a question as to where I got them.
— Brona Crehan - Playwright and Director, New York, USA
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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

2018

October: Jodie Whittaker, new feature in the worldwide known TV show Doctor Who, wore Jennifer's iconic stained glass suit at the Graham Norton's show

July: During the Royal Visit of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Lord of Dublin gifts Jennifer Rothwell custom made designs inspired by Book of Kell's, a scarf for the Duchess and tie and pocket square to the Duke to commemorate their first visit to Ireland.

May: Jennifer was 1 of only 10 designers chosen out of 170+ applicants to showcase in New York at the #wearingirish NYC 2018 Showcase

February: Jennifer Rothwell iconic prints are being worn on the Red Carpet at the Oscar's once again by Liselott Olofsson, Tomm Moore's wife. Tomm Moore is the co founder of Cartoon Saloon for the nominated The Breadwinner for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

2017

Irish Made Award - Fashion Category

Irish Country Magazine 2017

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2016

The National Museum of Ireland acquired 3 of Jennifer Rothwell’s printed designs for their Contemporary Design and craft Collection.

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2015

January 31st: Jennifer was at the cover of the Irish Times Magazine

Jennifer showcased her collection in Ireland Showcase in New York during New York Fashion Week.

Jennifer Rothwell One Shoulder Stain glass Printed Gown was wore on the Red Carpet at the Oscar's by Liselott Olofsson. Liselott Olofsson's husband, Tomm Moore directed Song of the Sea, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

New product Award

Showcase Ireland expo - 2010 & 2013

Brown Thomas Designer Award

Dublin Fashion Week - 2007