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Mentor Jennifer Rothwell

Expertise: Fashion design, manufacturing, product development, marketing and PR.

Personal Summary:

Born in New York, and raised in Dublin, Irish designer Jennifer Rothwell graduated with honours from NCAD. In 1995, she emigrated fulltime to New York, where she acquired extensive NYC fashion experience. Jennifer Rothwell is highly experienced in the fashion field with over 20 years' fashion design/production experience. Jennifer Rothwell knows the A to Z of the fashion industry as she gained vast experience as the director of Design and Production for many high profile NY companies. She has worked with Norma Kamali, Katayone Adeli, Calvin Klein, Language and Yigal Azrouel and worked at director level in all companies mentioned. In August 2006, Jennifer decided to launch her own highly successful label, Jennifer Rothwell, in Dublin Ireland. In short, Jennifer Rothwell has 20 years' international extensive experience in the creative industry areas of design / product development / production / manufacturing, invaluable experience which she can openly share with her assigned companies / mentees. She is very open and giving of her knowledge, experience and expertise. She really enjoys teaching/mentoring and helping her client companies grow and succeed.


Mentoring Experience:

Jennifer is an experienced mentor for the following organisations: Design & Craft Council of Ireland, Intertrade Ireland and Dublin City Enterprise Board. Jennifer has mentored her clients in the areas of product development, fashion manufacturing / production, quality control, PR and marketing.
Seminars/Talks Include: DCEB - Designer Dublin Seminar – June 2011, ‘Overview of the Fashion industry from Design Concept to Apparel Manufacturing and Q&A with Fashion Designer Jennifer Rothwell’ and DCCoI - The importance of Fashion Manufacturing Talk’ craftarchitecture, Merrion Square, October 2011.
Jennifer also runs highly successful Fashion Manufacturing and Start Your Own Fashion Label Courses, which are on-going since 2011.



BA Fashion Design (Hons) 1995, National College of Art and Design
2010 - Craft Council of Ireland Peer Mentor
2010 - Intertrade Ireland Expert Mentor
2011 - Dublin City Enterprise Mentor
2006 - present – Owner/Creative Director of Jennifer Rothwell.


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