Since getting her fashion degree, from the West Wales School of the Arts in 2010, Samantha has worked as a stylist for magazines and clothing companies in the UK. She then returned home to Cork, Ireland to begin her fashion and costume design label and worked on developing a distinctive style. Over the last few years Samantha has designed looks for the catwalk, her own label and personal clients as well as designing costumes for stage, film and music videos.
Samantha has designed looks for the catwalk, showcasing three years in the Mercedes-Benz Cork Fashion Week, designed a costume for Brown Thomas and costumes for stage, film and music videos, recently having costumes on the Everyman Theatre stage and having one of her costumes debut on the New York stage for Playboy of the Western World. Samantha also has her own clothing label, Molly loves Bowie, where each piece is designed and created with care, time and love in the heart of Cork City.
“Fashion provides a sense of escapism, it helps me to create a character, it gives me confidence. It allows me to express my identity through the clothes I wear. Fashion is my favourite form of Art, nothing takes my breath away more then seeing a beautiful couture dress for the first time."
“When I am designing and I am listening to music that I connect to, I try to imagine what I would wear to that song, music is a huge inspiration when creating. I am also inspired by characters and stories, Vintage Silhouettes and dreamy romance. Film and Fairy Tales always play a huge part in my design process also”