- Lifestyle & Sports
- 05 May 16
From her workplace in Co. Cork, Tina Hemlock Coyle is rapidly putting Elizabeth Christina Design on the millinery map
Launched in 2013, Elizabeth Christina Design is a multi-award winning millinery label, based two miles outside Kinsale, in Co. Cork. From a private studio, just a stone’s throw away from her hometown, Tina Hemlock Coyne works on creating stunning headpieces, as photographed here.
“Design has always been in my blood,” says Tina. “My mother and grandmother were gifted when it came to dressmaking, pattern making, knitting and crochet. As a child I'd watch fascinated, as my mum would take dresses she felt needed updating and redesign them into a new creation – so for me it came naturally.”
In order to hone her skills, Tina completed a diploma in fashion design and creative studies at Cork College of Fashion Design. She next took an apprenticeship in visual display and visual styling in what was then Cash’s of Cork – now Brown Thomas. She subsequently spent 16 years working in visual display and styling, before a personal milestone marked the start of her millinery career.