Galway sisters Sinéad and Emer McGovern created their brand "Designs by Shimmer" in 2009 and have built a significant following since that time, featuring on Irish television and in a number of publications. Their designs have been worn by very stylish ladies at weddings and race meetings all around Ireland as well as by International customers attending the Melbourne Cup, Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot.
Having had a love for all things creative from an early age, they completed classes in dressmaking and jewellery making over the years. It was after completing a millinery course in 2008 that they became passionate about making hats and headpieces and have been busy creating ever since. Both sisters are primarily self taught, learning new skills and techniques through a love of experimenting with different fabrics and materials.
Sinéad continues to create beautiful headpieces from her studio in Kilcock, Co. Kildare while Emer has temporarily relocated to Sydney, Australia and is busy creating headwear for the upcoming Spring Racing season.