Isabella Suki dress, €187, Arnotts

Styles range from simple to all-out sparkle, but no wedding dress styles or ivory please

Cabbages and Roses dress in charcoal check €360.70; printed crop top from Dunnes €10;  Edwardian pendant – platinum, aquamarine, diamond and pearl –  from Brereton’s €5,850

Fashion Forward: Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Sarah Morrissey wearing a Zimmermann skirt (€2,105) from the Brown Thomas Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fairytale frocks and botanical florals from Dries Van Noten, Valentino and Peter Pilotto

Karen wears a pinafore-style dress and coat in herringbone tweed, both by Mariad Whisker for John Hanly. Yomiko wears a black linen skirt with navy apron by 31 Chapel Lane. Louise wears a tweed pinafore-style dress and eco-friendly wool parka coat by Mariad Whisker for John Hanly.

Some of Ireland’s top designers collaborated with wool and linen weavers for TextISLE

John Rocha, designer of fashion, jewellery, architecture, crystal and interiors: Photograph  Simon Brown

‘My style is a balance – it is modern, warm, welcoming and, I hope, comfortable’

This handwoven  tweed wrap titled Elsie is just one of many beautiful creations of  Leona Cregan. See for more

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan bring you the latest fashion news

Bumblebee necklace and gold lurex Bella Freud sweater emblazoned with the year 1970

Weirs, Seagreen, the Denim Bar and Oasis offer a cornucopia of December fashion

Necklace €950; rings from €1,770; necklace €800, all from Stonechat Jewellers

More women are buying their own jewellery, so it makes sense that women are also in the driving seat as designers and creative dir(...)

 Swamp Rose scarf from  Ciara Silke’s new collection; conflict-free diamonds from; and  earrings  from the Prism collection by Boodles, priced €12,000. Dream on

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

The storm jacket – a luxury version of the donkey jacket in merino, €520, from Inis Meáin. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Aran Island firm’s men’s knitwear collection mixes sturdy substance with sophistication

Ruth Monaghan at home in Sandymount, Dublin: “I love texture and colour and Nordic simplicity and I believe that a home should be really comfortable and warm.” Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I dislike poinsettias and lilies – as all florists do – and the smell of lilies’

Cropped wide-leg pants,€169 from Tibi; or shine wide-leg pants, €2,500 from Sonia Rykiel; Keira dress, €110 from Mary Greene’s Divine boutique in Maynooth

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Simone Rocha, winner of the  womenswear designer of the year  at the 2016 Fashion Awards  in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Award confirms rise of 30-year-old London-based Irish designer

Irish deisgner Paula Rowan in a Naples workshop with Salvatore, a third-generation glove maker with 55 years of experience

Irish designer Paula Rowan taps into the legendary skills of Italian craftspeople for her gloves

The Kennedy 26 (€1,395)  with pom pom accessories (€195), and Prada sneaker for €395 (top)  and Reebok Women’s Classic   for €78 from Life Style Sports

The latest high street and designer collaboration, goddess scarves and textured capes

(Left) Luxury knitwear by Elaine Madigan from her new shop in the Westbury Mall; (Right) this rust and navy striped cardigan jacket (€250) is by Alexis Bernstorff from her debut collection at The Design House on Dawson Street

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan on fashion news and style tips

Left: ‘Helter’ featherweight cashmere blend cardigan with silk panels in cerulean blue €365; Right:  ‘Skinny Scoop Neck’ ribbed cashmere blend knit in colour squirrel €365

Sphere One knitwear collection by Lucy Downes

Navy cotton smock by Little Larks, €60, and Slim Jym Pjs, €40, from The Bright Company.

A round-up of this week’s top fashion news and leading style tips

Mary Ann O’Brien, of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates, at home in Co Kilkenny: “The kitchen is big enough for multitasking, so the cook never misses any of the fun or conversation.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

‘I love our kitchen as it surrounds family and friends in a blanket of cosiness and warmth’

New  Mango styles for winter:  Edie Campbell: coat €119.99, jumper €119.99, polo neck €19.99, skirt €35.99; Natalie Westling: dress €29.99, jumper €19.99, boots €59.99.

Edie Campbell and Natalie Westling are the embodiment of the outdoorsy girls they portray in this Mango campaign

Black is always timeless and always makes an impression, says Glenda Gilson, while Finery’s winter trouser offerings include  this one called Oliver

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

THAT dress: Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions and William Doyle of Newbridge Silverware examine Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday Mr President” number, on display at the Museum of Style Icons and up for auction in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

An Athlone native will soon conduct the world’s biggest sale of Monroe memorabilia

Louise Shirt €495Hair:Michael LeongMake up: Zoe ClarkePhotography: Barry McCallPhotography Assistant/Post production: Dylan Madden

The Irish designer has created a range of crisp white shirts for Turnbull & Asser

Gold-filled necklace (€105), heart pendant (€90) and silk dress by Eilis Boyle (made to measure) all from MoMuse, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Richard Gilligan

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Pink leather T-shirt by Manley, skirt by Natalie B Coleman, at Só Collective at Kildare Village

The Só Collective project at Kildare Village gives a shopfront to Irish design

Actress Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to president John F Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, for his  45th birthday in 1962. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

Dress worn in 1962 arrives by private jet in Newbridge for exhibition before auction

This Helen Cody dress was styled in various ways by Eddie Shanahan, so that in one image it has old world ballerina charm and in another it looks like an Alice in Wonderland fantasy

A round up of this week’s fashion news and style tips

Mary Grant’s Urban collection (model is  Thalia Heffernan).

Casual street wear from Mary Grant is strong on knitwear from a family firm in Italy

Tiger fringe snood in cashmere and lambswool (€95), by Heather Finn. Eloise top  (€220) and Livvy skirt (€395),  by Heidi HIggins,  from her boutique at 42 Grattan Street, Portlaoise and Brown Thomas.

A round up of this week’s fashion news and style tips

(Left to right): Washed silk gabardine dress with Japanese inked hand crochet in matt black or white, €2,160; Ecological fur coat, feathered silver, €1,550; Black ottoman dress with handkerchief points, €890

Lismore Atelier in Waterford is the ambitious brainchild of designer Mary Gregory

Ciaran McGuigan at his Williamsburg store

Ciaran McGuigan on the success story of family business Orior in North America

Steal versus splurge: The dress on the left costs €100, the other one carries a price tag of €1,665

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Zowie Broach: “Education is a business these days.But it is incredibly important not just for the individual but for culture . . . If you have your fees and living arrangements cared for, you can focus on your work.”

Boudicca founder Zowie Broach is nurturing a new generation of designers

Carole Baijings and Stefan Scholten, who created the Elements collection for J Hill Standard Eamonn Terry, master glasscutter

Waterford skills and international vision go into new crystal brand, J Hill Standard

 Anna Parsons, Lady Oxmantown, in Birr Castle, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Comfort, culture, natural materials and light guide Anna Lin Parsons in creating a home

Molloy Donegal tweed blazer, €95; waist coat, €50; Oxford shirt, €9.

This new menswear collection cuts a tweedy dash for fashion-conscious bargain-hunter hipsters

The third issue of Franc magazine, which aims is to create intelligent and accessible conversations about fashion, is avilable now. Irish glove queen Paula Rowan is celebrating ten years of her brand this year

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Lebue fur bow scarves in cream and natural, €400. Tivoli leather dress in black €1,065. Photograph: Miki Barlok

His latest collection, handmade in his Merrion Square atelier, reworks some of the grown-up tailoring

Sophie Milner, fashion blogger; The Romilly  coat, €850, Charlotte and Jane

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Cottage outside Kilfenora, Co Clare

Former holiday home of designer Ann Louise Roswald includes studio and guest quarters

For the first time, customers could buy a selected edit from the Topshop runway immediately after the show

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week's style tips and fashion news

Graphic prints on a long skirt with ankle boots, by Teatum Jones; Femininity with farmyard boots, from Simone Rocha’s spring/summer 2017 collection; Off-the-shoulder stretchy striped knits from Richard Malone

Some of the biggest stars at London Fashion Week this season were Irish designers

The Joanne Hynes-designed pink shearling coat costs €900 in Dunnes Stores

Clothes by designer Joanne Hynes prove big hit with ‘cool’ older women

Joanne Hynes: ‘Everything has come togethr, and it comes out of what I love’

Joanne Hynes’s fashion and accessories range for Dunnes Stores bears the hallmark of her design classics, including jewelled colla(...)

Above left: Lockets collection, top locket €75, bottom locket €69.95; black dress, River Island, €80. Above right: Rose gold trend collection, earrings €29.95, necklace €59.95, bracelet €54; grey cami, River Island €25, faux shearling jacket, Penneys €40

Classic styles and low prices appeal to Irish buyers

The 12-piece collection is made in Longford at Ann O’Reilly’s new production unit and prices are from €650-€1,500, with jewelled collars €195.

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week's fashion news and style tips

Peter O’Brien’s autumn/winter collection for Arnotts: navy full skirt wool coat (€495), Wool check top (€155) and skirt (€225), red caped dress (€295)

Peter O’Brien’s autumn/winter collection for Arnotts is one of the most elegant Irish collections on the market

 Richard Malone:  the 26-year-old joins previous nominees for Design Museum award such Dior and Prada. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish designer joins elite list for collection of knitted dresses inspired by his mother’s work uniform

Louise Kennedy’s Autumn Winter 2016 collection launched at her stunning Georgian headquarters 56 Merrion Square.

This Autumn/Winter collection was made for grand entrances

Vogue Williams in London-based designer Catriona Hanly’s “fashion makeover” for  heritage tweeds

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Aiveen Daly: “The way you cut satin will throw a different tone around the room”

Aiveen Daly’s craftsmanship and techniques of fabric manipulation blur the boundaries between fashion and interiors

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott – Natalia Vodianova in Ann Demeulemeester and ‘wolf’ in Tom Ford. Hair and wolf mask by Julien d’Ys. UK, September 2009. Courtesy the Conde Nast publications

Former ‘Vogue’ stylist Grace Coddington has had her work documented in an excellent new book

“Don’t buy clothes when you’re hungover, jet- lagged or filled with self-loathing.”  Elizabeth Day, Author of Paradise City

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Affordable accessories company Parfois moves into clothing for the first time - and nothing costs more than €70

Sara Sands and David Hall sell five different styles of capes for women in Harris tweed

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news

PU black biker jacket, €55.

Julia Restoin Roitfeld is the daughter of former Vogue editor Carine Roitfed. Now a mother herself, she knows what cool kids want (...)

Next Saturday fashion historian, writer and blogger Ruth Griffin will be conducting one of her final Lost Fashion Tours of the summer

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news

Hermès, H16, 62 Chacun Fait Son Nid, 90cm twill silk scarf, €345

Borrow style notes from the French – especially some of their artful knottingtechniques – and a well-chosen scarf will add dash to(...)

These jeans for €738, from Stella McCartney (left), don’t have a patch on the price of this floral appliqué version for €90 (right), from House of Holland, on Asos.

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Girl – blouse €24.99, shorts €19.99, crown €14.99; boy – coat €39.99, shorts €19.99, knitted trousers €24.99, from H&M Studio at H&M, Dame Street, Dublin

The market in childrenswear grew by 6 percent last year and is now worth morethan €135 billion

“Style and self-esteem are very intertwined for me. Confidence breathes an energy into clothing that simply can’t be bought!”  Holly White, blogger & TV presenter

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week's fashion news and style tips

Marcks, black wool felt wide-brim hat with tilted crown, made to measure (£235/€285), by Marie Claire Ferguson

Inspired by architecture, Marie Claire Ferguson designs from a fresh perspective and her approach is working - one of her hats won(...)

Jessica Blake, fashion blogger: “I wish I didn’t but pressure on myself when I was younger to buy into trends.”

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news

Sophie Richards from Gorey: ‘The Belgians and Dutch are ahead in breeding show-jumpers whereas with eventing, the Irish are top.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Away from the glamour of Ladies’ Day, women are riding high in all aspects of the annual Dublin Horse Show

Siobhán Quinn, a former management consultant from Abbeylara, has introduced a range of luxury Irish tweed capes with pure silk linings that cut quite a flamboyant air

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

 Designer Helen James  at her Terenure home. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The designer who has a best-selling range with Dunnes Stores, has furnished her home with carefully chosen things that have a past(...)

Snapchat star James Butler

Plus fashion news like a visitors’ centre in Co Clare, a printed silk scarf and Louis Vuitton’s latest luggage

Garrett O’Hagan with the chair he has designed  in conjunction with Alex Guflev, an Italian designer based in Vienna. It’s called Aran. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘The less you put in a space, the easier and more pleasure you will get from it’

Beyoncé in a Eugenia Kim hat with custom-made embroidery by Laura Weber at the NY Embroidery Studio

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Michelle Obama are all fans of Laura Weber’s intricate designs

This pretty pink wool dress, €350, is from new Irish label Tissue’s current collection, while this green wrap over dress (€79) from COS will see you through to winter while flattering every curve.

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news

Ib Jorgensen at home in Donnybrook. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ib Jorgensen: ‘A mirror over the mantelpiece is an easy way out – I would much prefer a painting’

Long flax cashmere sweater, €825

Cashmere, alpaca and silk are the signature fabrics in the new collection for the Create exhibition

“Having the most basic LBD paired with colour popping accessories will be the fastest go-to party look you could ever put together.”  Model and blogger Louise O’Reilly

Plus the Dublin hotel with an in-house milliner, and a flamingo steal vs splurge

Straw disc hat with giant pink rose, €350

By wearing a hat, you can enliven and transform an inexpensive outfit, and try on a different personality at the same time

The Tweed Project

Ethical, environmentally friendly labels are making clothes in organic cotton and silk, and local tweed

The winner of the “Dundrum Town Centre Best Dressed Lady” will walk away with a not so meagre prize of €10,000 in Dundrum Town Centre vouchers. Photograph: Leon Farrell

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week's style news and fashion tips

Shapeshifting lingerie examples range from a magnificent shocking pink corset in silk satin to a present day waist training corset

From pantaloons and petticoats, to bloodied corsets and Kardashians, our briefs have a long history

Sarah Swan is making her mark in the fashion world with her new  scarf collection

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Mary Heffernan adores the portraits of her two children. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mary Heffernan says the interiors she looks after differ from hers and her small budget

Treat your tootsies with these gold-padded metallic mules for €550 from Gucci, or walk tall in these metallic mules for €29.99 from H&M

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Operating table circa 1952 retrieved by Lucy Downes from the former hospital on Dublin’s Hume Street. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

This fashion designer salvaged a 1952 operating table and uses it for displaying favourite objects

Chambray shirt €79 from Dunnes Stores

Inspired by a super-stylish woman she met on holiday, designer Carolyn Donnelly has come up with a simple, easy-to-pack collection(...)

Tanya Grimson, editor of maven46; oversized A-line blazer from COS; coloured diamonds from Boodles and a yellow raincoat from Regatta at The Great Outdoors

Plus style secrets, heart clutches, summer blazers and luxurious make-up

Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, award winning Irish furniture designer and maker. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish designer’s technical rigour informs his crafting of planks into stunning tables and cabinets

This recreated soft underfoot sensation of running on pine needles

Sneakers have come off the sports field and onto the catwalk, as designers come up with ever more innovative versions of the humbl(...)

“We chose the colours because they remind us of things we love about this island– rich green seaweed”

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week's fashion news and style advice

A rope lamp at Anthony Peto’s home in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Hatmaker Anthony Peto on the design philosophy that runs through his life

Sharp couple: Derek and Zoe McGrath at their wedding in Dublin

Say bye-bye to convention and deck yourself out with bold, check patterns and tweed

Models Anastasia and Niamh McCormack. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Level of craftsmanship, creativity and innovation at event shows potential of graduates

Laura Kidd at Airfield Farm, Dublin, wearing knitwear by Fintan Mulholland

Knitwear designers have moved on from the traditional Aran sweater

Also: tights for warmer weather and Stella McCartney’s Brown Thomas collection

In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija has secured the rights to sell products from one of the oldest and most famous pharmacies in the world, Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Also: Snappy Lingerie from Marks & Spencer, Style V Splurge and diamonds for charity

Nuala Goodman at home in Milan, under her portrait of Ettore Sottsass. Photograph: Carlo Lavatori

In her spacious but warmly chaotic Milan home, the Irish artist is glad of the haven of her studio, where she can get on with her (...)

A new book called Slow Fashion highlights the growing importance of sustainable fashion worldwide

Also: Steal v Splurge, in praise of flats, and a touch of sparkle

Interior designer Roisin Lafferty in the garden of her home and office in Ranelagh. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There is no point following each new trend too closely, picking one colour and sticking to it, or imposing a strict style concept (...)

Striking graduate designs in red with a heavy scarf by Zoe Redmond, knitwear by Aisling Duff, a casual split-colour outfit by Eavan Butler and beautiful pleating from Nino Sanaia

The themes are rich and varied as NCAD students display materials and ideas

The obvious stand-out piece from River Island’s new Studio collection is this  navy suede eyelet detail tunic style dress

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s style news and tips

Since humble beginnings in Dublin, the chain now boasts over 300 stores in 10 countries and 62,000 employees

Following the success of the store in the US, and as it launches in Milan next week, we follow the success of Penneys from a pile(...)

A bag from Livia Firth’s micro collection for M&S.   This summery starburst ensemble of shoes – flats, courts and pumps – is from Dolce & Gabbana’s new Rainbow Lace collection

Also, M&S’s passport to happiness, athleisure and three key accessory investments

 Aoibheann McNamara in front of artwork by artist Joana Astolfi at her home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The restaurateur likes to mix Scandinavian sleek with Moroccan style in her open-plan home

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