Silvia Ortega, a talented Spanish fashion designer based in Ireland, has been passionate about creating garments and exploring the versatility of fabrics since her childhood.
From her beginnings in Spain, Silvia’s journey led her to Ireland, where she pursued her passion for fashion. Initially moving to Ireland to explore other cultures, Silvia found herself working in retail, which rekindled her love for fashion. This ultimately led her to enroll in a Fashion Design course at the Dublin Institute of Design.
Today, her brand, Silvia Ortega, is an epitome of sustainable fashion, embracing timeless designs crafted from natural fabrics that cater to the modern, eco-conscious woman.
As a Spanish designer based in Ireland, Silvia expertly fuses the vibrant culture of her homeland with the unique charm of her adopted country. Her brand aims to create aesthetically timeless and versatile women’s clothes suitable for any occasion. Operating from her studio in Wicklow Town, Silvia works within a sustainable and slow fashion framework, designing and crafting small, on-demand collections to minimise fabric waste.
Silvia’s garments are made from natural fabrics such as silk, bamboo, cotton, cupro, wool, and linen, reflecting her dedication to sustainability. Each collection showcases a rich variety of textures, as Silvia loves experimenting with different materials and traditional techniques like weaving, smocking, and quilting. Her designs are further enhanced with bold elements such as vibrant silk linings, chunky zips, large buttons, draped pieces, sheer fabrics, flounces, and crochet.
Before studying fashion and opening her studio in Ireland, Silvia earned a Master’s degree in Pedagogy and worked in the field for several years. However, the birth of her second child served as a turning point, inspiring her to bring her creative vision to life and establish her eponymous sustainable fashion brand in 2019.
Silvia Ortega’s unique blend of Spanish flair and Irish sensibility has created a brand that resonates with eco-conscious fashion lovers worldwide. Her commitment to sustainability, combined with her diverse academic background, has enriched her designs and established her as a trailblazer in the world of sustainable fashion.
Silvia Ortega designs are available at Om Diva and Marion Cuddy Emporium in Dublin and online on this website