Cairenn Foy draws her inspiration from her large Irish family who adored dressing up their children in traditional outfits, to preserve their innocence. When she was a young girl, she would spend hours watching Shirley Temple films - she learned how to tap dance and wore her hair in rags to achieve the perfect ringlets. From these sentimental memories, she takes her design inspiration from the 1920s-1940s.
The essence of nostalgia drives Cairenn's design and fabric choices. The designer looks back fondly on her childhood memories spent with her grandmother. She remembers vividly her grandmother's china collection, which she conveys in her star seller, the Poppy dress in 'Blue Vinyl'.
The Irish Independent's fashion editor, Bairbre Power, writes "The UK's Princess Charlotte has triggered a renewed interest in timeless, traditional dresses for little girls that can be passed on". Cairenn Foy's designs echoes this ageless approach with the use of luxury fabrics, woven to stand the test of time.