Jana Simone


Elisha Quarman

Jana Simone is a 23-year-old Irish fashion designer who enjoys researching new ideas, trends, patterns and personal interests for inspiration in order to create unique bespoke pieces. She has a bachelors and master’s degree in fashion and textile design and studied at Ulster University Belfast. 

Jana made the decision to study a master’s degree in fashion and retail management to gain more knowledge and insight into the business and marketing side of the fashion industry. She self-taught herself how to create her own fabric patterns and specialised in embroidery. Jana thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of teaching herself how to make patterns and watch the pieces come together. Jana’s previous S/S 21’ sustainable collection was received extremely well as people are beginning to appreciate and understand the topic of sustainability. For Jana, designing makes me express her personality. Being able to change the mode is vital, be it classy, whacky, or bizarre, the collection should have a selection of designs to appeal to all.

Designing is what gives Jana great pleasure, it is what she has always wanted to do from a young age and her mind is constantly ticking with new ideas.