Loretta Gallagher is a talented Irish textile designer & artist working since 1992 under the Lorsha design label. The inspiration for the Lorsha range comes from a study of both ancient Celtic culture and ethnic arts from around the world, creating an exciting collection of timeless designs mixed with a vibrancy of colour, which makes every piece a visual and tactile feast. Her Celtic history and love for exquisite, custom made design sets Lorsha apart as an exclusive Irish textile designer in Ireland. This has been proven by the unrivalled success of the Lorsha design label, not only in Ireland but around the world. Lorsha currently exports to more than 20 countries including Australia, the USA and Sweden.
The huge Irish ex-pat communities around the world are now able to have the traditional Irish textiles and fashions that they miss from home. The 10/11 Lorsha collection will be focusing on custom made christening robes and First Holy Communion dresses. These are personalised with the child's name and date of birth, creating a timeless family heirloom. Later this year Lorsha will also be launching her 'Light boxes' putting a unique twist on the traditional Irish textile work that she has become renowned for.
Lorsha design and manufacture handpainted silk accessories within five main design categories.
Fashion accessories Scarves, ties and evening bags in unique and exciting designs with a timeless appeal which defy fashion trends, in the most wonderful sense.
Fashion An exclusive range of Irish linen tunics with handpainted silk detail, all-silk halter neck tops.
Bridal Lorsha has a range of handpainted veils and wraps in organza and chiffon silk, these can be customised with the date of the wedding and the bride and grooms names.
Christening / First Communion / Confirmation A traditional range christening robes and first Holy Communion dresses in 100% silk, hand painted with a Celtic design of your choice and personalised with your child's name and date of birth.
Interiors A versatile collection of wallhangings, tablerunners, include Irish linen in a range of colours in conjunction with handpainted silk twills and velvets. With her unique 'Light boxes' due later this year.
Commercial Lorsha has had a huge success within the commercial sector, being commissioned as the interior decorator for office blocks, conference centres and hotels. Lorsha has also provided corporate gifts to high profile figures on official visits to Northern Ireland, including Hilary Clinton.