Emerald and Wax Designs

Emerald and Wax Designs, is based in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland. Virtue’s inspiration for her unique designs stems from a lifelong passion for African Wax Prints that form the bedrock of her clothes and accessories collections. She was surrounded by these wax prints while growing up in Ghana, on the West Coast of Africa. As a teenager she moved with her family to New York, during her time there she soaked up the ‘living’ fashion that reverberates in that amazing city. She was particularly influenced by, and grew to love, all aspects of Japanese design. Combining these Japanese design elements with the unique wax print fabrics, each piece becomes a limited edition ‘wearable work of art’.

Her collections include separates, simple Shift dresses, and coats that combine easily with simple black, chunky knits and boots for winter.