Similar to our other designers, the creative director behind Theia was not originally interested in designing wedding gowns. Don O’neill was born in a small village west of Ireland. He was originally working as a chef until he earned a full tuition scholarship to the Barbara Bourke College of Fashion and Design. He later worked in Paris for couture designer, Christian Lacroix and then he worked in New York for Carmen Marc Valvo for ten years. Next, he created the largely successful eveningwear collection, Badgley Mischka Platinum label for Badgley Micschka.
In fall 2009, Don O’Neill debuted his original collection, Theia. The collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess, Theia, and is meant to bring out the inner goddess in every woman. The brand primarily sells wedding gowns in addition to evening gowns, cocktail dresses and bridesmaid dresses.
Theia's elegant gowns have been worn by celebrities like Emmy Rossum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. The collection has been the subject of praise by Vogue, The New York Times and InStyle. Theia is sold at Nemann Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and many specialty stores, including Juno!
By Laura Kohnen