Wednesday January 29, 2020

Inside Story: Hynes of the times

Fashion designer Joanne Hynes has come a long way since her college days in Limerick, but retains that uniqueness that has always made her stand out, writes Fiona Ness.

11th May, 2013
Joanne Hynes (far right) with her baby Fainche in her studio. Photo: Feargal Ward

Expletives have loomed large in the career trajectory of Joanne Hynes. "Fucking amazing!" were the words of her course lecturer at the Limerick School of Art & Design during her undergrad years in the 1990s. "She shouted it - really loud," says Hynes with a laugh, "and I thought - wow - I must be good at this."

In the last week of her course, an external assessor put pressure on Hynes to apply to...

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