Aideen Gaynor, 22 years old, was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She graduated with a First Class honours degree in Fashion Design from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland in 2016. She was recently awarded "Designer to watch" by Brown Thomas fashion director, Shelly Corkery. She exhibited work as part of Brown Thomas Create 2016. Aideen is also a recent participant in the Mittelmoda 23rd edition as part of Milano Unica, where she was selected for the "most creative collection" prize by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and the Mittelmoda Jury.