About DFM

Deb Fanning is a young dynamic milliner from Dublin. Born in Rathfarnham, South Dublin, she grew up with a mother who was a “dab hand on the sewing machine”. Deb used to pester her Mum to show her how to use the machine to create her own clothes.

Ever since then it has been an exciting journey encompassing her diverse interests. Beauty, or rather aesthetics has always been a central theme in her life. She enjoys making things beautiful and making beautiful things.

Deb is mostly self-taught through experimenting with different millinery materials, fabrics and aesthetics. She enjoys the creative process immensely, from the first kernel of an idea to its manifestation in a headpiece or a hat, Deb finds it constantly stimulating and derives a great sense of satisfaction from the creative aspects of it.

Deb describes her designs as “Contemporary with an Edgy Twist”.

Deb not only designs original bespoke pieces, she also creates a fun and colourful collection of hats and headpieces each season. Leading up to each new millinery collection she has an idea, she grows and nurtures that idea into a theme. This theme percolates into her next millinery collection.

Deb’s designs have featured in Irish TatlerHot PressThe Irish IndependentThe Wedding Journal and TV3’s Xpose to name but a few.

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