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Natan, a Belgian-based contemporary womenswear label and a favourite with many European royals, is perfect for special occasions. Each collection showcases timeless dresses, skirts and tops, with dramatic colours taking center stage this season. At Les Jumelles, 2-3 Church Lane, Galway; www.lesjumelles.ie.
Think enormous scarves that really deliver impact. Pierre-Louis Mascia is a trained illustrator from Toulouse. His bold, printed scarves come in silk and cashmere blends featuring a wonderful mix of old and new references and are produced in Como in Italy. From €90, at Electra, Donnybrook, Dublin 4; www.electra.ie.
Hot new label Monse (pronounced mon-say) has the fashion world captivated. Since its runway debut, Monse (created by ex-Oscar De La Renta designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia) has quickly garnered the attention of the fashion-savvy set. Bold and feminine, A-lister followers include Sarah Jessica Parker and Amal Clooney. At Brown Thomas, Dublin; www.brownthomas.com.
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Cool Limerick city-based couple Damien and Joi Hannigan are behind this label and their new clothing collection appears both timeless and wearable for all seasons. Their pieces can be worn individually or combined and layered for warmth. All pieces are tailored from Irish linen and manufactured in Ireland. Luxurious simplicity at its best; www.31chapellane.com.
Chung’s namesake fashion label is due to land at Envoy of Belfast in May. Shrouded in mystery, we still have no idea what to expect (except that the range will include denim, daywear, eveningwear, shoes and jewellery). But what we do know is that we’ll be forming an orderly queue. Envoy of Belfast, 4 Wellington Street, Belfast; www.envoyofbelfast.com.
This gold ear-climber earring, designed by Dublin-based jeweller Eimear Lynch under the Ella Green label, is inspired by swallow tattoos and is a tiny, subtle flash of gold. Perfect for everyday wear. €165, at Design Yard at Campbell Jewellers, Donnybrook, Dublin 4; www.designyard.ie.
Australian designer Kym Ellery’s eponymous line launched in 2007. Think sculptural, feminine yet completely wearable clothes. According to Ellery, she designs for the “woman who appreciates quality and wants to buy pieces to build a long-term wardrobe”. The result of Ellery’s contemporary approach to design is the complete reinvention of great classics. At Samui, 17 Drawbridge Street, Cork; www.samuifashions.com.
Cult label Jacquemus (designed by Gallic influencer Simon Porte) is one to watch. At Brown Thomas, Dublin.
Winner of the British Fashion Emerging Talent Award 2016, Molly Goddard’s frothy tulle dresses are anything but “prim, proper and pretty”. Her SS17 collection includes great gingham dresses and risqué T-shirts. In conjunction with her SS17 runway collection, Goddard has collaborated with Topshop to produce a sassy range of shoes (at www.topshop.com). Find Molly Goddard at Havana, Donnybrook, Dublin 4; www.havanaboutique.ie.
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