Ruth MacGowan

Ruth is a design professional with over 15 years of international experience in design, sales & marketing across a range of fashion and interiors. She grew up in Dublin after which she spent 4 years gaining a BA Fashion Marketing degree in Newcastle University. From 1995, she spent 8 years in New York designing menswear for Ralph Lauren, 650 Madison Avenue head office. 

Firstly, she moved back to Europe, to London for 2 years, as an Accessory buyer for menswear heritage brand Hackett.  

Then followed a return to Ireland in 2003 to become the Design Manager for Dunnes Stores buying office, working internationally with suppliers and at home with buyers, to introduce design process to the Buying office and calendar. 

Ruth is currently the Showroom Manager for de Le Cuona luxury interior fabrics Trade and retail business, based in Chelsea design Harbour and Pimlico 44.