Úna Burke is a multi-award winning Luxury Leather Accessories Designer and Artist.  Using traditional leather-working techniques in her distinctly complex constructions, Úna makes both seasonal fashion accessories collections and sculptural art pieces.  

The accessories collections are concept based and there are often human stories behind the designs since influence is taken from psychological, military and medical sources.  The Art pieces figurative in form and are developed on a commission basis for private art collections, public exhibitions and museum archives. Úna's clients and collaborators include Phillip Lim, Seoul's Simone Handbag Museum, The National Museum of Ireland and and Nick Knights creative laboratory 'SHOWstudio'.

Catniss Everdeen (Actress Jennifer Lawrence) wearing a cuff in Catching Fire


Studying for her Masters in Fashion Artefact at the prestigious Cordwainers College at the London College of Fashion, Úna's graduate collection won the 2009 Design Award for Best Static Collection. She set up her eponymous fashion label shortly afterwards and went on to win several more national and international awards, including ‘Irish Designer of the Year 2011 and nomination for WGSN’s Global Fashion Awards in New York. Úna‘s work has been exhibited in over twenty countries throughout Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East.


With its avant garde design style, the brand has developed a celebrity following all over the world. These include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Heidi Klum, Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe, Taiwanese popstar Elva and fashion icon Daphne Guinness.  Collections regularly appear in publications such as Vogue, i-D, Collezioni and Numero and they are stocked in stores worldwide.

Source: Artist website.

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