We round up the latest news from Irish fashion designers, stores and brands …
SIMONE ROCHA calls her winter collection “Winter Roses” – pretty dresses, defined by Edwardian balloon sleeves, layers of tulle ruffles and three-dimensional satin roses worn with black leather biker jackets; www.havanaboutique.ie.
For contemporary tailoring, THE LANDSKEIN’s new season of lambswool blazers and coats includes Aerin and Harper styles: the fleece is carded, spun, and dyed in Kerry; www.thelandskein.com.
Home, in Co Donegal, is the inspiration behind MAGEE 1866’s new collection. Design director Charlotte Temple says the colour palette is inspired by the sea and land with accent colours of local flora. Look out for the new Jessica swing coat in red plaid, the short preppy Milly and Lily tweed jackets and the Josie, a short easy-to-wear tweed coat in a warm red herringbone tweed; www.magee1866.com.
How would you like to add pieces from Prada, Fendi, Roxanne Assoulin and Rotate to your wardrobe? For regular (guilt-free) wardrobe updates GREENS ARE GOOD FOR YOU is a new Irish fashion rental subscription. Subscribers pay €150 per month to rent four items – other labels include Pippa Holt, Rotate, Sleeper and more; www.greensaregoodforyou.com.
Irish knitwear from Pearl Reddington and Ros Duke will now be available at INDIGO & CLOTH – the go-to concept store in Dublin’s Temple Bar also introduces womenswear labels Norse Projects, A Kind of Guise and Our Legacy, to join its strong edit of menswear; www.indigoandcloth.com.
For sustainable fashion, visit SLOW STREET in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Evelyn Browne’s new store stocks responsible denim from Amendi and Armedangels, organic T-shirts by Colourful Standard and a range of pretty swimwear and lingerie; www.slowstreet.ie.
Update your weekend staples with a piece from DAY X FEE G, a collection of sweaters and hoodies created with Fiona Heaney’s Fee G label; www.feeg.ie.
Conscious luxury is trending and STOFFAA, founded by Susan Maher, sells beautiful desi wool handwoven “caravan” blankets, made by artisans in a small village in Gujarat, India. The multi-use blankets can be worn belted as kaftans or used as bedspreads or wallhangings; www.stoffaa.com.
Fresh takes on the LBD were seen across the board at the AW21 shows. CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS’ new collection concentrates on what is essential. And that’s definitely an LBD. Check out his new collection, exclusively at Electra, Donnybrook, Dublin 4; www.electra.ie.
Founded by Irish couple Ruby Slevin and Rocco Tullio, BANSHEE OF SAVILE ROW not only offer bespoke suits, but also shirts, skirts and jackets in a range of exquisite cloths and velvets; www.bansheeofsavilerow.com.
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